Ryan Callahan has a real shot at man of the match in this epic clash between Canada and the United States.
The New York Rangers players is visibly growing in stature on the ice during this critical game and was unlucky to be denied on several occasions during that first period. It is the opportunity for the Rochester, New York native to really break out as a superstar in the biggest game so far on the Olympics calendar
2008–09 was a breakout year for Callahan, as he was third on the Rangers with 22 goals and fifth on the team with 40 total points during the regular season. Callahan was awarded the Rangers' Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award for his hard work throughout the season, and scored the winning goal in the team's playoff-clinching win in the final home game of the season. Callahan was re-signed by the Rangers on July 13, 2009.
Callahan was named an alternate captain of the Rangers on October 2, 2009. On January 1, 2010, he was named to the United States Olympic team.