- Mark Stepneski, ESPNDallas.com
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The incident happened in the third period of the Team USA's 5-0 victory. Salmela hit Goligoski from behind, sending him violently into the endboards. Salmela was given a boarding major and a game misconduct. Goligoski was shaken up on the play but finished the game.
Here's video of the hit:
The International Ice Hockey Federation has suspended Finland's Anssi Salmela three games for his hit on Team USA defenseman Alex Goligoski in Sunday's game between the two teams.