Posted: Feb 22, 10:06p ET | Updated: Feb 23, 12:23a ET

Day in Review: Day 11

U.S. women to face Canada for gold, Lysacek finds love and more
American Monique Lamoureux chipped in three goals to help keep the Swedes in check on Day 11. The U.S. women will take on Canada for gold on Thursday.
American Monique Lamoureux chipped in three goals to help keep the Swedes in check on Day 11. The U.S. women will take on Canada for gold on Thursday.

Hockey: Monique Lamoureux scored three goals, Jessie Vetter made 11 saves and the U.S. women's hockey team rolled into the Olympic gold-medal match with a 9-1 semifinal victory over Sweden on Monday. (More)

Hockey: Canada's women booked their ticket to the gold-medal game by shutting out Finland, 5-0, in the semifinals Monday. Forward Meghan Agosta set an Olympic record with her ninth goal. Canada will face the U.S. for gold on Thursday. (More)

Cross-country: After picking up just one bronze in his first three events, cross-country crackerjack Petter Northug Jr finally found gold, teaming with Oeystein Pettersen to win the men's team sprint. (More)

Figure skating: In a pairing that's sure to please the judges, figure-skating champ Evan Lysacek revealed to People magazine this week that he's dating gymnastics gold-medalist Nastia Liukin. (More)

Cross-country: Claudia Nystad pulled away from Sweden's Anna Haag shortly before the finish Monday to give Germany the gold medal in the women's cross-country team sprint at the Vancouver Olympics. (More)

Alpine skiing: Having already pocketed three medals, Bode Miller will go for No. 4 when he takes the start of the men's giant slalom on Tuesday. No man has ever won four Alpine medals at one Olympics. Joining Miller on the piste will be compatriots Ted Ligety, Tommy Ford and Jake Zamansky. (More)

Ski jumping: The flare-up over double gold-medalist Simon Ammann's bindings hasn't been extinguished yet. Austria's coach said Monday he's confident the Swiss jumper's controversial gear will be banned "after the season." (More)

Ski jumping: Switzerland's Simon Ammann, 28, the most decorated jumper in Olympic history, says he's committed to compete at the 2011 worlds in Norway but could retire after that. (More)

Curling: Following her team's first loss of the Olympic tournament on Sunday -- a 6-5 decision against China -- skip Cheryl Bernard led the Canadian squad to a face-saving 6-2 victory over defending Olympic champ Sweden on Monday. (More) 

Figure skating: While Mao Asada and Miki Ando will jointly shoulder the burden of Japanese expectations in Vancouver, favorite Kim Yu-Na will carry the hopes of 50 million medal-hungry South Koreans all on her own. (More)

Hockey: Team USA's statement win over heavily favored Canada on Sunday should have the Americans feeling pretty good about themselves, right? GM Brian Burke doesn't think so. "I'm not happy with the way we've played to this point," he said on Monday. (More)

Bobsled: Despite not winning a single World Cup last season, Nicola Minichiello turned it on at the world championships, winning her first world title. Twelve months later, after another so-so season on the World Cup, the defending world champ is in a similar position ahead of the women's event in Vancouver. (More)

Speed skating: Sven Kramer looks set to stage another orange crush, this time in the men's 10,000m. Dutch skater Kramer, who cruised to victory in the 5000m, is the overwhelming favorite to take gold in skating's marathon event. (More)

Bobsled: Officials hope to dramatically improve the odds on Whistler's infamous "50-50" turn. After more crashes during Monday's training session -- and a subsequent meeting with reps from 11 sliding nations -- organizers will shave an inch or more of ice from the treacherous bobsled run. (More)

Speed skating: Woe, Canada. Despite more practice time on the ice at the Richmond Oval compared to any other nation, Canadian skaters have won just one gold medal in eight events. (More)

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Day 15: Holcomb's USA-1 leads the way

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