White Named Player Of The Game In USA 4-2 Win Over Canada
Colin White made all of the headlines today at the World Junior Hockey Championship - first, for scoring in the second period to draw the US level with Canada 1-1; second, for unleashing this Cam Newton-inspired goal celebration, which surely made poor Don Cherry's head explode; and finally, for adding an assist on the late game winning goal that helped propel the US to a 4-2 win. For his efforts, he was named the USA's player of the game.
In addition to his headline-grabbing moments, White also stood out on the penalty kill for the US, particularly when they had to kill off a 5 minute major at the end of the first period stretching in to the beginning of the second. He got significant PK time and performed well.
The road doesn't get any easier for the US - they face Sweden next, on Monday at 9 AM ET. Sweden touched Switzerland today in their WJC opener.