I heard a knee injury for Modano. At least he escaped the game without getting a minus.....a rare feat for Mikey these days.
Esche was outstanding, this one was dominated for about the entire first half of the game by the Canadians. But then after a bit of skirmishing the Americans seemed to remember that they were there to win a hockey game. They owned the last 10 minutes of the 2nd period, but the 3rd period things really seemed to bog down. They tried to hard to make pretty passing plays and trying to carry the puck into the zone rather than dumping, chasing and crashing.
Either way, they pushed the tournament favorite hard and hung right in there until the very end.
And yes, Chelios was friggin' brutal. Thank goodness Hatchet pulled out or else we'd have a serious hole on the blueline.