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February 18, 2006

Hockey hockey hockey: Russia beat Kazahkstan in a nailbiter, Italy tied Germany to set off nationwide celebration, and to further mess with our rankings, Switzerland is leading Canada 1-0. And three more games coming up!

posted by DrJohnEvans to gametime at 09:24 AM - 283 comments

And the Leaderboard has been updated with the Russian win and the Gertaly tie. NoMich has taken a strangling lead of 3.5 points.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:27 AM on February 18

Actually, Italy was up 3-2, Germany pulled Kolzig and tied it up at the end. I think Italy is pretty bummed right now.

posted by NoMich at 09:27 AM on February 18

We're still pretty much bunched up in the standings. Less than 10 points separates me from goddam.

posted by NoMich at 09:29 AM on February 18

Actually, I think the victory pandemonium was downgraded to disappointed celebration when Germany tied it up. Maybe.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:29 AM on February 18

Thanks for the new thread DrJE.... 12 Games this weekend.. .

posted by skydivedad at 09:31 AM on February 18

Yeah, sorry it's so late, SDD—I knew there was something I'd forgotten to do last night.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:32 AM on February 18

Holy cow, Canada's blanked on the power play so far? Not a good sign.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:34 AM on February 18

Doan laid on a Hit. Made my teeth hurt... ouch

posted by skydivedad at 09:34 AM on February 18

DrJE Gerber beens great in goal .... SUI PK unit nice work...

posted by skydivedad at 09:35 AM on February 18

Italy's goalie was just interviewed by Bill Clement and Chicken Parm and he said that they were rather disappointed by the outcome. There wasn't a whole lot of celebrating that game in the lockerroom. Which is great, really. They expect to win and they won't be satisfied by a tie, especially when they had the game won.

posted by NoMich at 09:37 AM on February 18

Gerber beens great in goal Shut up! Yer gonna jinx him.

posted by NoMich at 09:38 AM on February 18

screw that I got 12 pts. on CAN.... :)

posted by skydivedad at 09:39 AM on February 18

Good call, NoMich. Thanks. Now I'm going to finish my coffee and silently curse the CBC for not providing any sort of television audio feed. And the Swiss. Not for the feed thing, but you know. Never mind.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:40 AM on February 18

I also got CAN in my FLP Pool for some big $ to win it all.....

posted by skydivedad at 09:40 AM on February 18

ou oh 5 on 3 coming up SUI...Goal SUI DiPietro again

posted by skydivedad at 09:42 AM on February 18

2-0 Suisse, on a power play. They caught Marty way out of position.

posted by NoMich at 09:42 AM on February 18

DiPietro is looking for a hat trick already. The Swiss fans are going nuts. The announcers said that you can feel the floor shake.

posted by NoMich at 09:46 AM on February 18

even on shots 14 apiece.... nice game action...

posted by skydivedad at 09:47 AM on February 18

Yeah, excellent action. The Canadians need to remember that they're not playing a NHL game. Keep those elbows and fists down when throwing those monster hits.

posted by NoMich at 09:49 AM on February 18

Holy crap, Berger is putting special sauce on his game. And it's cool that he's wearing his 'Canes mask.

posted by NoMich at 09:50 AM on February 18

PP CAN... 5:29 to go 2nd...

posted by skydivedad at 09:52 AM on February 18

Oh yeah, that's a goal. It should be 2-1 now. This could open the floodgates.

posted by NoMich at 09:55 AM on February 18

No goal again Called back by that fucking Russian Ref again! WTF..... that puck was in behind the goal post

posted by skydivedad at 09:55 AM on February 18

No question about it.... glove behind the pipe...

posted by skydivedad at 09:56 AM on February 18

good grief.... what's taking so long...

posted by skydivedad at 10:00 AM on February 18

that's a goal. jebus.

posted by gspm at 10:00 AM on February 18

No Goal unbelievable.... 2-0

posted by skydivedad at 10:01 AM on February 18

Oh dear. I can't believe that they disallowed the goal. Don't they have the same video feed as NBC?

posted by NoMich at 10:04 AM on February 18

PP SUI... late 2nd. 2 disallowed goals.. come on ....

posted by skydivedad at 10:05 AM on February 18

I guess my jinx job on Gerber hasn't taken effect yet...

posted by skydivedad at 10:06 AM on February 18

4x4 play...

posted by skydivedad at 10:06 AM on February 18

as much as i'd like to see the swiss win, that was just all kinds of bad.

posted by goddam at 10:07 AM on February 18

This period is nearly done. Quinn just needs to get his boys to refocus on winning the game. Forget all the bad shit and just win.

posted by NoMich at 10:09 AM on February 18

Thanks goddam ...

posted by Amateur at 10:11 AM on February 18

Hard to imagine SUI can knock off CZE and CAN....

posted by skydivedad at 10:16 AM on February 18

The SWE-LAT game is now on TSN. 0-0 about 9 minutes into the 1st.

posted by Amateur at 10:17 AM on February 18

Apparently, while I was making fun of Switzerland in my preview, I should have been writing several paragraphs on the glory that is Martin Gerber. That was both a goal and a fucking kick-ass save. It's not an elimination game, and it took Canada a period and fifteen minutes to even wake up. Can Martin Gerber hold on? (It's not like it's up to the Swiss team - this third will be all about Gerber.)

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:21 AM on February 18

Chandler: [rubbing his temples] Oh, no no no no no.... Joey: [pats Chandler on the leg] That's good, just keep rubbing your head. That'll turn back time. Still, it's not like Canada doesn't NEED a wake-up call. In 2002, it was the first two games (losing to Sweden and struggling against Germany). The Swiss got lucky with the non-goal, and Canada seems to have woken up now, so the third period should be an interesting one. One last thing: I'm cheering for Canada to win the women's hockey team to win the gold medal, but part of me would be pleased to see another "Miracolo su Ghiaccio". In that same vein, I'd be upset if Canada lost this game, but it's not catastrophic and it would make things more interesting.

posted by grum@work at 10:21 AM on February 18

You know what if you guys don't stop whining (skydivedad leads it all) I am going to put you all in a time-out and not let you watch the rest of the game. Good gravy you guys are starting to sound like the Seahawks here. A good team can overcome bad calls and still win the game and I thought Canada was a good team. Weedy and grum excluded from time-out!

posted by skydivemom at 10:22 AM on February 18

yes honey... I'll be good now...

posted by skydivedad at 10:23 AM on February 18

I didn't catch the name but it appears that Irbe is not in goal for LAT. Big news: Forsberg is playing for SWE. LAT playing most of the time deep in their own end, protecting. One shot on goal so far for LAT, about 14 minutes in.

posted by Amateur at 10:24 AM on February 18

1-0 SWE, Forsberg scores.

posted by Amateur at 10:25 AM on February 18

Alot of fantastic goal keeping in this tournament... Gerber again

posted by skydivedad at 10:30 AM on February 18

As much as I'd hate to see Canada lose to the Swiss, it'd be a good thing for my rankings as it'd even them up, pointwise, with the Czechs.

posted by mkn at 10:30 AM on February 18

K PP CAN....

posted by skydivedad at 10:31 AM on February 18

NBC just showed an extreme close-up video of the puck in Gerber's glove. It looks as if the puck just barely crosses the line, but, and here's the rub, the camera is not directly above the goal line. It's a little in front, thus giving it more favorable angle. So, there's that little bit of additional info. However, sdm has it completely right: good teams should overcome that type of adversity.

posted by NoMich at 10:31 AM on February 18

Final aside from TSN - end of 1, SWE 1 LAT 0, shots on goal 11-1.

posted by Amateur at 10:33 AM on February 18

Looks like Canada might be shooting low on Gerber to have him give up his patented huge rebounds. Could work, but they need to crash the net more. In fact, Canada just needs to start hustling more. I don't see any urgency here.

posted by NoMich at 10:39 AM on February 18

SUI power play. Lecavalier gets 10 minutes for hitting from behind.

posted by Amateur at 10:41 AM on February 18

Nice replay from the net cam ... puck right on the SUI goal line, rescued by SUI defender.

posted by Amateur at 10:46 AM on February 18

gotta score on the PP 0-9 so far

posted by skydivedad at 10:48 AM on February 18

double minor 4 Min. PP CAN

posted by skydivedad at 10:51 AM on February 18

BLOOD - now we've got some hockey!

posted by skydivemom at 10:51 AM on February 18

Holy smokes, there's a 4 minute power play for Canada. Score, score and score again. They have to.

posted by NoMich at 10:51 AM on February 18

Canada has to make good on this double minor or it's over.

posted by holden at 10:51 AM on February 18

You would have thought it would have been the Swiss with as hard as the Canadians have been hitting.

posted by skydivemom at 10:52 AM on February 18

Way to kill your momentum, Pronger. Strike that, crap call by the zebra.

posted by NoMich at 10:53 AM on February 18

Penalty Canada ... that is fucking ridiculous. (And I think the disallowed goal call was OK.)

posted by Amateur at 10:54 AM on February 18

OH Boy Pronger... WTF

posted by skydivedad at 10:54 AM on February 18

crap call on pronger.

posted by holden at 10:54 AM on February 18

Oh my god, another penalty on the Swiss. They want to make this as hard as possible on Gerber. Penalty on Jarome now.

posted by NoMich at 10:59 AM on February 18

Brodeur out of the goal now. Penalty on Canda. The fat lady is warming up.

posted by NoMich at 11:01 AM on February 18

Is the Swe-Lat game on any U.S. channel?

posted by holden at 11:03 AM on February 18

40 seconds from one of the biggest upsets in a loooong time. For men's hockey anyway.

posted by NoMich at 11:03 AM on February 18

I don't buy the statement -- made several times on CBC today -- that this game is not "critical" to Canada. I suppose technically that's true, but ... they are now 2-1 and will have to finish up with FIN and CZE. They could pretty easily end up 2-3, tied with SUI but behind on the tiebreaker, fourth in their group. In other bad Canadian news: women's curling loss to Japan (!!), men's curling loss to Italy (!).

posted by Amateur at 11:03 AM on February 18

They blew. They looked lethargic the whole game. Slow and delayed to make a move, and in that delay, the Swiss kept up with them and got into the shooting lanes and the passing lanes and in front of them. Gerber or no, they deserved to lose that.

posted by mkn at 11:04 AM on February 18

4-0 SWE now, about 8 minutes into the 2nd.

posted by Amateur at 11:04 AM on February 18

26 saves in the third alone. I want him for the Redwings.

posted by skydivemom at 11:04 AM on February 18

Scratch that. 5-0 SWE. I'm out.

posted by Amateur at 11:04 AM on February 18

Thats it! Marty Gerber, my god. What can you say about his game?

posted by NoMich at 11:04 AM on February 18

They could pretty easily end up 2-3, tied with SUI but behind on the tiebreaker, fourth in their group Very true. If this was 2002, I'd be halfway to insane at this point. However, I've seen the same Czech team look very poor as well, and I suspect that they are more demoralized than the Canucks are at this point (losing Hasek and Elias). I think Canada will be able to handle them. Of course, I thought Canada should have walked over Switzerland, so what the hell do I know...

posted by grum@work at 11:06 AM on February 18

Fantastic Hockey Tournament. What Goal keeping..... Huge upset again by SUI...

posted by skydivedad at 11:07 AM on February 18

Wow.

posted by 86 at 11:08 AM on February 18

I think I'm going to throw up. But not before I've updated the leaderboard.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:11 AM on February 18

Holy crap, Suisse brings down the Czechs and Canada, and with different goalies. Giant-killers anyone?

posted by mikelbyl at 11:13 AM on February 18

DrJE help me make some sense of all this. I'm just ....... lost

posted by skydivedad at 11:13 AM on February 18

Irbe out of goal for LAT...

posted by skydivedad at 11:14 AM on February 18

OK, time to hit the hardware store. I'll be back for the US-Slovak game later today. I gotta put my 'Canes sweater on.

posted by NoMich at 11:17 AM on February 18

I'm SOOOOO glad the Canadians lost. I have been pretty sickened by the attitude of many of my customers, who seemed to think TC could just show up against the Swiss and win easily. The Canadians played a sloppy, undisciplined game and the Swiss were letter-perfect on defense and in goal. And hey, how 'bout that Sudbury boy! I still think Team Canada wins gold ... but a nice wake-up call for the team and an entire country.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:18 AM on February 18

no doubt wfrazier.. They gave one to CZE as well.... I drank the CAN kool-aide and think they will still win the Gold. They play CZE tomorrow... which team is in bigger shock?

posted by skydivedad at 11:21 AM on February 18

hockey experts, fill me in. bigger shocker,usa-latvia or can-switz?

posted by erkno11 at 11:21 AM on February 18

CAN SUI by far, hell SUI win over CZE bigger then LAT tie USA...

posted by skydivedad at 11:22 AM on February 18

i think maybe mrs. gretzky had some money riding on the swiss.

posted by holden at 11:22 AM on February 18

holden you funny man LOL

posted by skydivedad at 11:23 AM on February 18

Oh, and as a sidenote, the brother of Jason Cirone, the Italian player who scored the first goal aginst Canada, came in my store yesterday. I'm going to see if I can get an interview with him.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:24 AM on February 18

i think maybe mrs. gretzky had some money riding on the swiss. posted by holden at 11:22 AM CST on February 18 No her bookie did and she owed him.

posted by skydivemom at 11:24 AM on February 18

is it me or does Gerber look a bit like Moby?

posted by goddam at 11:26 AM on February 18

gave the wrong schedule for tomorrow it's CZE vs. ITA CAN vs. FIN sorry

posted by skydivedad at 11:51 AM on February 18

Ah, The Swiss were touched by God today. I hope they enjoy it. It was still very clear that there is no need to panic.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:57 AM on February 18

The horror. The horror.

posted by chicobangs at 11:59 AM on February 18

off hockey, but can someone post a picture of the canadian women's curlers. i've heard alot of good things about them

posted by erkno11 at 12:00 PM on February 18

Meestah Quinn, he dead. Updated with the Sweden win.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:32 PM on February 18

hey fraze, speaking of your store, did you get my email?

posted by goddam at 12:37 PM on February 18

So if Quinn loses this tournament, does that mean the Leafs can safely fire him too?

posted by mkn at 12:44 PM on February 18

USA vs. SVK up next......

posted by skydivedad at 12:55 PM on February 18

someone give me a prediction and keys for this USA/Slovakia game

posted by erkno11 at 01:05 PM on February 18

nike is making some fugly uniforms these days. what's with the one color getup the US has?

posted by goddam at 01:06 PM on February 18

DiPietro is starting in goal for USA. I wonder which DiPietro is going to show up?

posted by NoMich at 01:07 PM on February 18

Still only 10 points dividing the Kramer Award from the Constanza Award. Go me!

posted by NoMich at 01:08 PM on February 18

keys to the game: USA needs to pursue the puck with more than 1 player keep Eric Cole active on the big ice keep the attack side away from Charra put a body on Hossa.... Don't take alot of penalties.... I have no prediction ....

posted by skydivedad at 01:16 PM on February 18

fast paced start to this one... DiPietro nice PK USA

posted by skydivedad at 01:18 PM on February 18

pheww.... no goal

posted by skydivedad at 01:22 PM on February 18

Yeah, that was quite the post shot, hey.

posted by NoMich at 01:26 PM on February 18

Team USA Keys to the Game #4: Convince the referee that Zdeno Chara is actually the Zamboni, and must be removed from the ice before play can continue.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:27 PM on February 18

One of these shots will actually go in for Tkachuk. Dude has had some high quality chances over the last few games. Glorious chances, even.

posted by NoMich at 01:27 PM on February 18

Damn, open net, but nothing. Another empty net chance, but nothing!

posted by NoMich at 01:28 PM on February 18

2 on 1 for Slovakia, but Ricky shuts 'em down. Twice! Right at the end of the first period, too.

posted by NoMich at 01:33 PM on February 18

DiPietro hanging tough in the pipes.... excellent hockey action in the 1st!

posted by skydivedad at 01:35 PM on February 18

God I love hockey.... How can some of these trolls come into a SpoFi thread saying hockey sucks? This tourny has been outstanding so far.

posted by skydivedad at 01:38 PM on February 18

Wow, Ferraro just threw Ben Smith (USA Womens Coach) under the bus for cutting Cammy Granato from the team! I think he makes a great point even if she is his wife.

posted by skydivedad at 01:40 PM on February 18

i love the faster pace action of int'l hockey. does that have to do with the more wide open rink?

posted by erkno11 at 01:42 PM on February 18

Hockey sucks lol how about a real sport like bocci

posted by mkn at 01:43 PM on February 18

dad, hockey and sumo wrestling are in a brutal tie for Most Exciting Sport Ever.

posted by Samsonov14 at 01:44 PM on February 18

i love the faster pace action of int'l hockey. does that have to do with the more wide open rink? That and the overall talent level. It's more... dilluted in the NHL.

posted by mkn at 01:44 PM on February 18

Actually very few of the Int'l rinks are as large (wide) as this one. It does allow for a more open game here but with the rule changes in place for the NHL it's more of speed game now also. Good pt mkn

posted by skydivedad at 01:45 PM on February 18

so there are no uniform dimensions for a hockey rink? is that the same in the NHL? sorry for the dumb questions

posted by erkno11 at 01:56 PM on February 18

There are guidelines and ranges, particularly for the depth of the zones, but overall there is variety. Not so much now as it used to be -- like with the old Boston Garden. Hosssssa.

posted by mkn at 02:13 PM on February 18

I see Chico is leading the early Costanza pack, good on ya mate!

posted by billsaysthis at 02:14 PM on February 18

Bye bye Jurgina. Hit Gomez from behind.

posted by NoMich at 02:20 PM on February 18

Rolston ties it up with a BLAST from the blueline! 1-1

posted by NoMich at 02:22 PM on February 18

excellent hockey game.....

posted by skydivedad at 02:26 PM on February 18

At the end of 2 periods, it's knotted up at 1 a piece. Awesome game so far. Probably the best one of the tourney thus far.

posted by NoMich at 02:26 PM on February 18

1-1 Finns Czechs. Two quality games going on!

posted by mkn at 02:27 PM on February 18

Did Jurgina get 2-10 for that hit on Gomez?

posted by skydivedad at 02:27 PM on February 18

FIN PP at 14:43 1st

posted by skydivedad at 02:28 PM on February 18

interference FIN now 4x4 play

posted by skydivedad at 02:30 PM on February 18

I don't know, sdd. He certainly shoud have, but no announcement yet.

posted by NoMich at 02:30 PM on February 18

The scoresheet only shows the 2:00.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:31 PM on February 18

Hyvaa Suomi!!

posted by NoMich at 02:31 PM on February 18

hhhhmmmm...

posted by skydivedad at 02:32 PM on February 18

Bloody hell. For the second time this tourney, I find myself screaming more at Bob Cole than the referee or the teams on the ice.

posted by mkn at 02:33 PM on February 18

Bob Cole's brain dead

posted by skydivedad at 02:35 PM on February 18

1-1 tie FIN CZE after 1

posted by skydivedad at 02:36 PM on February 18

Peter Bondra! Apparently former Senators are USA-killers. Who knew?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:52 PM on February 18

PK USA nice ...

posted by skydivedad at 02:56 PM on February 18

Gerber beens great in goal .... SUI PK unit nice work... fast paced start to this one... DiPietro nice PK USA interference FIN now 4x4 play PK USA nice ... SDD, I'm expecting a column from you analyzing every team's special teams units. :)

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:58 PM on February 18

Somebody needs to be a freakin' hero and score two quick goals for the US.

posted by NoMich at 03:06 PM on February 18

Thank you Matt Schneider.

posted by NoMich at 03:11 PM on February 18

Jagr just got headchecked into the boards. Likely out for the game (more bad luck for the Czechs). This game could get nasty.

posted by mkn at 03:12 PM on February 18

DiPietro is out of goal.

posted by NoMich at 03:13 PM on February 18

Slovakia wins, 2-1. Good game, bad result.

posted by NoMich at 03:15 PM on February 18

This makes the game tomorrow against SWE a must win!... Touch loss for USA here.

posted by skydivedad at 03:16 PM on February 18

2-1, Finland! Hyvaa Suomi!

posted by NoMich at 03:21 PM on February 18

PP FIN Goal... 2-1 FIN

posted by skydivedad at 03:21 PM on February 18

Not a good day for North American Hockey

posted by skydivedad at 03:21 PM on February 18

SDD, I'm expecting a column from you analyzing every team's special teams units. sdd: you can start with team Finland. They are 9 for 19 on the PP so far.

posted by NoMich at 03:22 PM on February 18

CAN 0-9 today on PP not counting the whiff on 5 on 3. FIN PP awesome. They never stop moving and always keep a shooter moving toward the net

posted by skydivedad at 03:23 PM on February 18

The SUI PK unit is unique also. Their PK unit, that's all they do! Rotate alot of fresh legs into the PK

posted by skydivedad at 03:25 PM on February 18

5 on 3 PP CZE. Nice dive :)

posted by skydivedad at 03:26 PM on February 18

Dive is right. Geez. Goal. Tie game.

posted by mkn at 03:27 PM on February 18

It's tied gentlemen

posted by skydivedad at 03:27 PM on February 18

Ruutu got some pay back coming...

posted by skydivedad at 03:33 PM on February 18

Ruutu did that? I'm not surprised one bit.

posted by NoMich at 03:35 PM on February 18

3-2 FIN early 3rd.... Vokoun wake up

posted by skydivedad at 03:48 PM on February 18

Vokoun, stay asleep. Hyvaa Suomi!!

posted by NoMich at 03:51 PM on February 18

The Lehtinen, Selanne, Koivu line is easily the best of the tournament. That line has 19 points in three games.

posted by NoMich at 04:03 PM on February 18

WOW - It appears Finland is dominating this tournament. Are there any other teams 3-0?

posted by skydivemom at 04:18 PM on February 18

Tomorrows Schedule GER vs. SUI 6:00AM EST RUS vs. LAT 7:00AM EST SVK vs. KAZ 10:00AM EST USA vs. SWE 11:00AM EST CZE vs. ITA 2:00PM EST CAN vs. FIN 3:00PM EST More exciting Olympic Hockey Action

posted by skydivedad at 04:18 PM on February 18

SVK undeafeted also

posted by skydivedad at 04:19 PM on February 18

If I was Canada I would be alittle nervous about tomorrow's game. Could be a preview of gold medal game.

posted by skydivemom at 04:20 PM on February 18

The Canada-Finland game is going to be awesome. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Hyvaa Suomi!!

posted by NoMich at 04:20 PM on February 18

NoMich should extend his lead with the FIN win......

posted by skydivedad at 04:22 PM on February 18

Leaderboard updated with FIN and RUS wins. (Sorry about the delay, I was on my way home from work.)

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:29 PM on February 18

DrJE your awesome Thanks alot for the updates and all your work....

posted by skydivedad at 04:37 PM on February 18

DrJohn, you've done yeoman's work. I lay myself prostrate at the bottom of the ladder in humble thanks for all you've done.

posted by chicobangs at 05:39 PM on February 18

I completely missed the CAN-SUI game, and only saw the end of the SVK-USA and CZH-FIN games. Let me say it again: Vokoun sucked huge eggs in that game. I'm very disappointed in this guy, and suddenly have a lot more respect for the Nashville Predators as a team. I'm kind of afraid of Switzerland now. They've showed they can beat anyone. Not a lot of individual talent outside of the net, but they seem to be playing as a team, and it's only three wins to the Gold medal. It's incredible how close international hockey has become in the last few years. As for the pool, hindsight tells us that we should all have bet higher on Slovakia, Finland and Switzerland. I'll be interested to know by the end of the tournament what would have been the best possible picks.

posted by qbert72 at 09:33 PM on February 18

Yeah, you know Dr. Johann - thanks for all the work and stuff, but you could just stop updating that thing anytime. I suck.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:57 AM on February 19

2-1 SUI over GER Mid 3rd.....

posted by skydivedad at 06:51 AM on February 19

2-2 GER Tino Booz @12:09....

posted by skydivedad at 06:55 AM on February 19

2-2 Tie Final SUI vs. GER.....

posted by skydivedad at 07:11 AM on February 19

5-1 RUS over LAT late 2nd.... yawn...

posted by skydivedad at 07:16 AM on February 19

Kovalchuk 4th Goal of the Game 6-1 RUS late 2nd...

posted by skydivedad at 07:23 AM on February 19

8-1 RUS .....

posted by skydivedad at 08:04 AM on February 19

Hat-Trick Ovechkin 9-1 RUS.... still 3min to play.....

posted by skydivedad at 08:11 AM on February 19

All 18 RUS goals in the tourney scored by the forwards.... 9-1 Final.... 4 what it's worth...

posted by skydivedad at 08:18 AM on February 19

So, the Swiss beat Canada, and Germans only tie the Italians (with Kolzig between the pipes) and yet the Swiss and Germans tie? Must be a disappointment for the Swiss after their success they had against Canada and the Czechs.

posted by gspm at 09:40 AM on February 19

Damn, 1-0 Sweden on a goal by Daniel Alfredson.

posted by NoMich at 10:17 AM on February 19

Who said that Senators are US killers? Well, Alfredsson makes it 1-0 Sweden vs US. And Kazakhstan is, so far, surprising Slovakia 1-0. Will be another good game day.

posted by mkn at 10:18 AM on February 19

So....ITA ties GER, GER ties SUI, SUI beats CAN.... If my Introduction to Logic meant anything it follows that: If A=B and B=C and C>D then A>D qed Italy will beat Canada for the gold....

posted by elovrich at 10:20 AM on February 19

By that logic: Latvia ties the US, Latvia loses 9-1 to Russia, therefore, US vs Russia will end with a 9-1 Russian win.

posted by mkn at 10:37 AM on February 19

At the end of one, we're tied at one a piece. Mike Modano scored his second goal of this Olympics.

posted by NoMich at 10:38 AM on February 19

Slovakia has just gone ahead of Kazakhstan, with ten minutes to go. I think some people expected Slovakia to play well, but I don't think anyone thought that they would start 4-0.

posted by mkn at 11:01 AM on February 19

5 on 3 USA PP......

posted by skydivedad at 11:04 AM on February 19

DiPietro stops the Short Hand attempt....

posted by skydivedad at 11:06 AM on February 19

Jesus. That must be the first 2men down breakaway I've seen in years. (Stupid, lousy penalty though).

posted by mkn at 11:06 AM on February 19

stupid no helmet can't play puck rule. lousy PP by USA......

posted by skydivedad at 11:09 AM on February 19

Well...that sucks ass. Sweden wins it, 2-1.

posted by NoMich at 12:20 PM on February 19

darn, what are the US's chances against russia?

posted by erkno11 at 12:32 PM on February 19

If they can keep Russia down to 1 or 2 goals, then I'd say their chances are pretty decent. The US has looked good, overall, but they just can't score. The two, long 5 on 3s without goals was deadly.

posted by NoMich at 12:57 PM on February 19

gunther hell. that's just a great name. anyone know who he has painted on his helmet?

posted by goddam at 01:19 PM on February 19

Technically, mkn, I said former Senators, but barring a tragic accident Alfredsson will be a former Senator at some point in his life. Today's results so far: German-Swiss tie Russian win Slovak win Swedish win Updated Leaderboard now available. Sorry, chico.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:43 PM on February 19

gunther hell pronunced "ell" the h is silent. Plays for The Bozano Foxes in the Italian Series A League. Founded in 1925, Jagr was a Bozano Fox early in his career. He is a Team mate of Jason Mazutti the other ITA Olympic GT on the Bozano Foxes. I have absolutely zero idea whats on his helmet. sorry

posted by skydivedad at 01:49 PM on February 19

OK here's CAN vs. FIN....

posted by skydivedad at 02:05 PM on February 19

"The Flying FIN's Pierre" LOL 5-3 FIN

posted by skydivedad at 02:14 PM on February 19

Man, the goaltending is just too damn good these days. I really miss those old fashioned 8-6 hockey games in the Olympics.

posted by NoMich at 02:17 PM on February 19

opps meant 5 on 3 FIN... 0-0 1st Luongo's playing out of his mind... wow some great stops... The GT in this tourney has been incredible for the most part.

posted by skydivedad at 02:20 PM on February 19

1-0 FIN .... Teemu Goal 11:14 1st

posted by skydivedad at 02:21 PM on February 19

Frickin' NBC. This is at least the second goal that they've missed in this Olympics because of commercials.

posted by NoMich at 02:22 PM on February 19

wtf? second game in a row that they're in a commercial break when finland scores.

posted by goddam at 02:22 PM on February 19

WTF? Second Finnish goal this game we've missed 'cause of those commercia breaks.

posted by NoMich at 02:29 PM on February 19

F'ing NBC unbelievable....What's wrong with the Canadian Offense?

posted by skydivedad at 02:34 PM on February 19

There's no hustle by the Canadians. This is the second game in a row that they're getting out hustled by the other team.

posted by NoMich at 02:36 PM on February 19

Update: Canada looks like shit. How drunk were these guys yesterday? Finland is pimp-slapping them all over the ice.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:37 PM on February 19

Is there a lack of chemistry for the CAN squad? Did Gretzky bring the wrong players? WTF they look disorganized as hell on offense...

posted by skydivedad at 02:37 PM on February 19

All they do is dump the puck into a corner and stand around the blue line. Where's the spark?

posted by skydivedad at 02:39 PM on February 19

CAN play alot better in the 2nd... still can't buy a goal... 2-0 FIN after 2nd

posted by skydivedad at 03:23 PM on February 19

Yeah, they had quite the jump in them for that period, although it did seem to subside a bit. I'd hate to see a second North American team back into the medal round, but my Finnish genes are pretty happy so far.

posted by NoMich at 03:29 PM on February 19

Well, Canada had some flashes of brilliance towards the end of the second period, but they'll need a lot more of these in the elimination round.

posted by qbert72 at 03:32 PM on February 19

Canada is taking some of the stupidest penalties ... hey, how about firing Quinn right after the Games end!

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:36 PM on February 19

Awful powerplay by Canada. They couldn't even get set up in the finnish zone. And now another stupid penalty. Great. And WTF is Rob Blake doing on the PK? Why not McCabe, while we're at it?

posted by qbert72 at 04:00 PM on February 19

Nittymaki seems to be doing a fine job up to now. He was starting to falter for the Flyers, but he looked solid in the two last games I saw. Everyone was saying that Finland was going to be in trouble without Kiprusoff and Lehtonen, yet...

posted by qbert72 at 04:08 PM on February 19

It's done. 2-0. I really love how the European players salute the fans after each game. Canada has one more game to gel.

posted by qbert72 at 04:13 PM on February 19

Another awful day for North American Hockey :( Third shut-out for FIN ...........

posted by skydivedad at 04:18 PM on February 19

Finland!

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:29 PM on February 19

Holy shit. I go out for the day and what happens? Canada dies another death? What's a fella gotta do? Jaysus. I am taking an absolute bath here.

posted by chicobangs at 05:59 PM on February 19

Did Gretzky's wife have any money on the game? *runs to the Zamboni and floors it out of the stadium*

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:14 PM on February 19

^ JOKE THIEF Well, at least one Canadian team that doesn't have trouble scoring is playing today. Anyone want to have a mini-pool on the final score in the women's goal medal game? I say 4-1 Canada.

posted by mkn at 02:22 AM on February 20

mkn I got 5-2 CAN..... CAN Gold Medal Game....

posted by skydivedad at 07:08 AM on February 20

i say 3-2 CAN in overtime.

posted by goddam at 07:58 AM on February 20

Canada 3 Sweden 0 And I've already contacted the good Doctor about the scoring error with Switzerland. (they seem to be missing a tie)

posted by grum@work at 08:13 AM on February 20

Thanks Grum.... I thought things seemed a little askew

posted by skydivedad at 08:20 AM on February 20

Canada 7 Sweden 2 And am I wrong, or is Cassie Campbell pretty hawt?

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:51 AM on February 20

And I've already contacted the good Doctor about the scoring error with Switzerland. Fixed and fixed. Someone put the tie in a secret Swiss bank account. No wonder I couldn't find it. I say Canada wins 4-2, based on the fact that Tim Horton's made my coffee wrong this morning.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:57 AM on February 20

Canada 3-1, with an empty net goal. Kim Martin will stand on her head once more, but the Swedes will not get so many turnovers this time around.

posted by qbert72 at 09:23 AM on February 20

We now know who is in and out of the medal round (barring a Latvian miracle). The following five players got the top 8 and have 68 points in play in the quarterfinals: grum@work, mkn, NoMich, tselson, and blarp. The player with the fewest points in play (64) is ... no, wait, that's just piling on.

posted by Amateur at 09:24 AM on February 20

that was quick. 1-0 US-FIN in the bronze medal game.

posted by goddam at 09:41 AM on February 20

2-0 USA

posted by skydivedad at 09:48 AM on February 20

3-0 USA Katie King her 2nd Goal....

posted by skydivedad at 09:52 AM on February 20

Damn you snare.

posted by NoMich at 09:58 AM on February 20

While you are fixing things Doctor, your 'Most recent games thread' link is a little outdated. Is that right, chico is 7 pts behind 2nd to last place? Holy friggin cow!

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:06 AM on February 20

The following five players got the top 8 Technically, I have the top 8 correct too, as i put Switzerland ahead of Germany and Italy. It's just that I foolishly put these 3 teams at 3-2-1, so I'm out of it. Had I given 5 or 6 points to the Swiss, I'd be right in the middle of it, instead of challenging chicobangs for the Costanza.

posted by qbert72 at 10:07 AM on February 20

Thanks njsk8r. Got it.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:25 AM on February 20

Katie King's got a hat trick 1:44 into the second period.

posted by goddam at 10:37 AM on February 20

Yes qbert, I was listing who will have 12 through 5 going forward. It isn't all that meaningful, anyway. If you have 12 through 5 in the quarters, but 8 through 5 make it through to the semis, you're probably screwed.

posted by Amateur at 10:56 AM on February 20

I'd be right in the middle of it, instead of challenging chicobangs for the Costanza. You call that a challenge?

posted by Amateur at 10:58 AM on February 20

I don't know whether I should be cheering for the Czechs to beat Canada tomorrow. Canada's in either way, so I won't feel too bad jeering them since a Czech victory is more beneficial to my leaderboard standing. A Canada win is likely to drop me a lot.

posted by mkn at 11:41 AM on February 20

Not to brag, but if any of y'all want a piece of the Costanza, you better get on it. (Not to brag.)

posted by chicobangs at 12:14 PM on February 20

I don't know whether I should be cheering for... That had me all confused over the weekend, especially since I couldn't see the leaderboard and picks. I'm trying to analyze it all now and its giving me a headache.

posted by njsk8r20 at 01:15 PM on February 20

Anybody going to be "watching" Canada-Sweden here? skydivedad? You're always up for some goofing off, right? It's started ...

posted by Amateur at 01:43 PM on February 20

So much for the invincibility of Kim Martin.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:53 PM on February 20

I can't see the game. I was half-worried that Gillian Apps had taken Martin out with a flying elbow. I guess not, eh?

posted by Amateur at 01:59 PM on February 20

I can't either; I'm just going by the NBC play-by-play and the CBC game blog. Neither mention elbows.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:05 PM on February 20

I'm watching it. Canada absolutely controlled the play in the first period, except for about thirty seconds (not thirty consecutive seconds, even). Apps just crowded & bumped Martin. No real danger there.

posted by chicobangs at 02:05 PM on February 20

With Canada on the powerplay, Gillian Apps is called for slashing after she takes a whack at Martin's glove as the Swedish netminder is covering the puck. That's what the CBC blog said. Sounds routine enough. I'm sure the two goals shook Martin up enough.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:13 PM on February 20

The CBC blog is pretty slow to update, so far. I've been looking at the Torino 2006 live results. No commentary at all.

posted by Amateur at 02:15 PM on February 20

Yeah, I do NBC for the play-by-play and CBC for the colour.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:23 PM on February 20

The CBC blog asks: Do they (and anyone else who wins an Olympic medal) sport them around everywhere they go for the duration of the Olympics? Is there a statute of limitations on this? I'm sure it's not written down anywhere, but I wonder what the acceptable time limit for wearing a medal is among the Olympic athlete community. I can answer that: about half an hour, I'd say, unless you are at a special function in your honour or are being interviewed on TV. Otherwise, you carry it in your pocket, or wear it well-hidden, or you are a wanker.

posted by Amateur at 02:28 PM on February 20

...or, if you're a young snowboarding champion nicknamed for a salad item, you keep it on, morning, noon and night, until Sasha Cohen agrees to date you. Och. 4-0. Ring the bell. It's over.

posted by chicobangs at 02:36 PM on February 20

It's so over that the CBC blogger has been reduced to this: The other song in the organist's programme, by the way, is Coldplay's "Speed of Sound." Why that tune and "Bennie and the Jets" were the only two to make the cut, I have no idea. We need an investigative report on this. C'mon, what's Elliotte Friedman doing right now? I suspect the blogger is actually Weedy in disguise.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:38 PM on February 20

My impression is that "classy" is defined differently for snowboarders. At least I know I won't miss all the action while I'm riding the bus home.

posted by Amateur at 02:39 PM on February 20

I actually should be banished from the site. I sent the good dad to get my prescription for my roids and he isn't watching the game.

posted by skydivemom at 02:46 PM on February 20

Sweden is on the pp and trailing 4-0 with 3.30 left in the 2nd period.

posted by skydivemom at 02:47 PM on February 20

Shots on goal through two periods: Canada 22, Sweden 5. These are the two best teams (or at worst, two of the best three teams) on the planet, and it's still not even close.

posted by chicobangs at 02:51 PM on February 20

(Although this might be the first time that Canada's goal total doesn't exceed the opposition's shot total.)

posted by chicobangs at 02:59 PM on February 20

4-1! I say we award a bonus 10 points in the Olympicks pool to whoever wins the women's mini-pool, provided his or her name is not mkn.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:19 PM on February 20

I say 4-1 Canada. Comment icon posted by mkn at 2:22 AM CST on February 20 BOOYA. Do I get extra points for the men's leaderboard?

posted by mkn at 03:38 PM on February 20

Is your name mkn? If so, then you get nothing.

posted by NoMich at 03:52 PM on February 20

Nope. My name is Mike Nowak, actually.

posted by mkn at 04:02 PM on February 20

mkn wins on a technicality.

posted by njsk8r20 at 04:06 PM on February 20

I'm back.... I watched every game, both men and womens only missed a few periods here and there and skydivewifey sends me on an impossible errand...... only watched the Canadian Women for about the 1st 2 minutes of the 1st. Can't believe I missed this game. I'm watching them get their metals on NBC. This Team has it together... Great coaching, huge talent and fun to watch. Congrats to CAN Women.....

posted by skydivedad at 04:50 PM on February 20

Let's see. I don't watch any of the first two Canadian men's games and they win them. I do watch the two Canadian men's game over the weekend and they can't even score and lose twice. I don't watch any of the women's games and they win every single one. So, I don't watch and they win. I do watch and they can't score. That sucks. I'll watch the CAN-CZE game tomorrow to try and throw this unfortunate conincidence of its tracks. And man, was I disappointed in the two games I did watch. You know, with the hype of the Olympics some fans are so looking forward to the the Canadian team and seeing them play. And after all that wait this is what I got? Thanks for ruining my weekend. They've still got time to erase my memory though. Though I can't forget getting all excited to see the NHLers in the Olympics in 2002 and the tourney launched with a game (and loss) against Sweden. And I unknowingly set up camp in a bar in Toronto that seemed to be the Swedish supporters HQ. Can't forget that.

posted by gspm at 05:28 PM on February 20

2-0 SUI over ITA Mid 1st....

posted by skydivedad at 05:54 AM on February 21

2-1 KAZ over LAT after 2nd...

posted by skydivedad at 05:57 AM on February 21

2-1 SUI late 1st.........

posted by skydivedad at 06:02 AM on February 21

Today's Remaining Schedule all times EST FIN vs. GER 9:35AM CAN vs. CZE 10:35AM SWE vs. SVK 2:05PM USA vs. RUS 2:35PM

posted by skydivedad at 06:08 AM on February 21

This is going to be tough for me. I just got my HD-PVR setup last night, so I decided to record the Can/Cze game today. However, I doubt I'll be able to go 6 hours from the time it starts to the time I get home without knowing the results. I guess I can just fast-forward through the dull stuff to get to the goals/controversies/etc.

posted by grum@work at 06:32 AM on February 21

tough one grum..... I don't know if I would have the discipline to not get at least a flash of a score... good luck with that... Oh HD...Nice. If your going to play hokey from work do it tomorrow for the 1/4's....

posted by skydivedad at 06:36 AM on February 21

2-2 Tie ITA vs. SUI mid 2nd...

posted by skydivedad at 06:37 AM on February 21

5-2 KAZ over LAT Final....... Well the LAT's didn't lose by more then 17 Goals, so USA advances to the cross-over.

posted by skydivedad at 06:58 AM on February 21

3-2 ITA over SUI mid 3rd....

posted by skydivedad at 07:24 AM on February 21

3-3 Tie SUI vs. ITA ... late 3rd...

posted by skydivedad at 07:36 AM on February 21

late PP oportunity for ITA under 2 min. left...

posted by skydivedad at 07:39 AM on February 21

Actually the LAT's had to win by more than TBD goals. And that KAZ win is a piece of good news for chicobangs.

posted by Amateur at 07:40 AM on February 21

3-3 Tie SUI + ITA..... SUI secure 2nd Seed for the cross-over........Final

posted by skydivedad at 07:46 AM on February 21

skydivedad, I think we need a new thread.

posted by Amateur at 07:50 AM on February 21

Nice. If your going to play hokey from work do it tomorrow for the 1/4's.... I'd love to skip work, but I don't see it happening. *cough* Hmm...scratchy feeling in my throat... Side note: I'm torn about today's game (Can/Cze). My patriotic side says "Go Canada!", but my gambling side says "Go tie game!" since that is the one result that would give me more points than all of redsnare, mkn and NoMich (those closest to me in points). wingnut4life would also get a boost from that.

posted by grum@work at 07:53 AM on February 21

Amateur I'm waiting for DrJE to show up so we can get a leaderboard update and a new thread. I would also like a Fresh Thread for tomorrows 1/4 final, single elimination round. You out there good Dr.?

posted by skydivedad at 08:06 AM on February 21

Well, I think we can start a new thread on our own. But yes, we need DrJ for the leaderboard update.

posted by Amateur at 08:17 AM on February 21

1-0 FIN over GER mid 1st............

posted by skydivedad at 08:47 AM on February 21

Yo! Done and done, including the Kazahkstan win and the Italty-Switzerland tie. Youse kids can start a new thread whenever ya want. I'm off to get a bagel.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:50 AM on February 21

Go for it, skydivedad.

posted by Amateur at 08:54 AM on February 21

I'm on it..........

posted by skydivedad at 08:56 AM on February 21

We're over here now.

posted by skydivedad at 09:06 AM on February 21

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