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Worlds casts mixed reviews on U.S. future

Updated: May 12, 2005, 7:27 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

INNSBRUCK, Austria – Live by the shootout, die by the shootout.

The American hockey team did the former last year at the world championship, winning two playoff games on shootouts to capture the bronze medal.

Thursday, it was the reverse juice. Five U.S. shooters tried and failed to beat Czech goalie Tomas Vokoun while Rick DiPietro turned in a spectacular effort in the U.S. net and still ended up a loser by a 3-2 score, leaving the Americans without gold in this event for the ...

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