2010 Olys GDT – Canada 8, Norway 0 – Feb 16, 2010 @ 5:30 PM MST – CTV

By , February 16, 2010 1:13 pm
Sidney Crosby
CAN Canada 8 Final NOR Norway 0
Preliminary Round Game 1
Date: Feb 16 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 0-0-0
Norway: 0-0-0

PRE-GAME RANT


Roberto Luongo gets the start in this one. The forward lines according to Bob McKenzie should be:
Nash-Crosby-Iginla
Staal-Getzlaf-Perry
Toews-Richards-Bergeron
Heatley-Thornton-Marleau

So NorweiganOiler is predicting the demise of the Canadian empire right here in this game. To be honest, I would love to see it. I always cheer for the underdog. Of course I’d love to see Canada win though, and I think they will, and I think they’ll win big. Any other Norweigan fans in the house, by the way? Would love to hear from some other fans around the globe.

Feel free to submit your predictions in the comments. I’d say if Canada fails to break double digits, it’ll be a great game played by the Norweigans.

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SCORING SUMMARY
1ST PERIOD SCORING
No scoring.
2ND PERIOD SCORING
CAN CAN – 2:30 – Iginla (PP) from Crosby, Doughty
Crosby feeds Iginla in the high slot, with Nash screening the goaltender. Iggy one times it into the net, mid-height, blocker side.
CAN CAN – 4:27 – Heatley from Pronger, Thornton
Pronger blasts a shot from the point down low. Heatley is camped in front and tips it through the goaltender’s legs.
CAN CAN – 11:06 – Richards from Bergeron, Weber
At the tail end of a penalty kill, Richards chases down a dump in, in the Norweigan zone. He manages to find himself alone and tries to jam it in short side by the post. The save is initially made, but the rebound is poked in by Richards.
3RD PERIOD SCORING
CAN CAN – 4:29 – Getzlaf from Neidermayer, Toews
With a delayed penalty coming, and after hitting the bar moments earlier, Getzlaf gets a rebound out front with his back to Grotnes. He pivots and fires a backhand past the netminder.
CAN CAN – 6:43 – Heatley (PP) from Marleau, Boyle
Marleau drops it for Heatley at the point. He unloadss a slapper that beats the goalie on the blocker side.
CAN CAN – 7:36 – Iginla from Nash, Crosby
Beautiful goal. Iginla drops to Crosby and rushes to the net. Crosby puts it down load to Nash who makes an unbelievable cross crease pass to Iginla, who taps it in.
CAN CAN – 11:03 – Perry from Staal, Boyle
Staal nearly scores on a nice deke move, but somehow the puck stays out as a Norweigan defender pokes it away from the goalline. However he doesn’t get it out far enough and Perry bangs the rebound in.
CAN CAN – 18:11 – Iginla from Nash, Crosby
With a screen in front of the net, a shot from the point by Nash goes off Iginla’s stick, through his legs, and behind the goaltender. Hat trick Iginla.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1st 2nd 3rd Total
CAN CAN 14 16 12 42
NOR NOR 4 6 5 15

POST-GAME RANT


The Canadians came out a bit slow early on in the game. They got plenty of shots on net in the first period, however the chances weren’t too great in that period. That said, Grotnes (the Norweigan goaltender) played pretty fantastic in the first. In the 2nd period, after the 2nd goal was scored, you could feel the floodgates slowly opening. The Canadians unloaded on Team Norway. As Nick Kypreos said during the intermission, really the only worry the Canadians have against a team like Norway is that the goaltender would dominate. He held the fort pretty well for the first half of the game, but just couldn’t do it all on his own, and eventually the game really opened up.

The lines all looked really good together. The top line was stellar. Getzlaf also had some great individual efforts, and looks not to be suffering from the ankle injury.

Next game, Thursday, Feb 18 @ 5:30PM MST vs. the Swiss.

71 Responses to “2010 Olys GDT – Canada 8, Norway 0 – Feb 16, 2010 @ 5:30 PM MST – CTV”

  1. Steve-O says:

    I wouldn’t be so sure everyone. Last Olympics (2006), not a single team hit double digits in men’s hockey. Its not the same as the women’s game or the juniors. A lot more competitive.

    I’d go with a 5-1 or 7-2 win for Canada…and if Norway’s goalie is hot, then make it a 4-2 win.

  2. Racki says:

    I’m partly kidding, although I did not know that factoid (no single team has hit double digits in mens.. interesting to know). I’m going to go with 6-1 Canada, on that note. I would really like to see Norway give us a run for our money though. I’m hoping for a close game.

  3. Racki says:

    Would love to see Patrick Thoreson have a good game tonight. (no shot blocking, however)

  4. Racki says:

    Oh you edited that post you bugger. You said never in any Olympics have they hit double digits (which surprised the hell out of me).. although its possible i just fail at reading comprehension and misread. Never in 2006, I can believe. Our team wasn’t as awesome in 2006.

  5. MetalOil says:

    9-2 Canada. I am so pumped for this!!!!!!!

  6. Steve-O says:

    I edited nothing.

  7. Racki says:

    Since I misread Steve-O’s comment above, I’m going back to saying 12-0 Canada! :P

  8. Steve-O says:

    That said, I can’t recall it happening in the 2002 Olympics either

  9. Racki says:

    I just had a look… the last time it happened was in 1994, and interestingly enough it was Slovakia that did it (against Italy). I think it’s safe to say it won’t happen this year either.

  10. chucker says:

    Racki: Would love to see Patrick Thoreson have a good game tonight. (no shot blocking, however)

    “Can you say testicle on TV?”-Paul Holmgrem after Thoresen’s testi was shattered in a playoff game from blocking a shot.

    Should be a gooder, but I have a networking thing tonight. I’ll say 9-1 Canada.

  11. chucker says:

    Thoresen on the top line.

  12. Racki says:

    Norway’s goalie is hanging in there pretty well so far.

  13. MetalOil says:

    Yeah for sure. For players playing on these non Hockey powerhouse teams like Norway this is not just the chance to represent their country’s It is also a chance for them to make a name for themselves and maybe garner some looks from some of the more elite hockey leagues if they are not currently playing in one of em.

  14. NorwegianOiler says:

    How are those holes going? Any progress?

  15. Racki says:

    I didn’t/don’t expect a 12-0 final, but I didn’t expect a 0-0 first period either. Good job to the Norweigans there.

  16. Trogdor says:

    What? You couldn’t track down the Norwegian starting line up? Looking good so far. Just need a goal or two to open the flood gates.

    Also, very pleased to hear the traditional chant “Let’s go Canada!” instead the Pepsi farce.

  17. Racki says:

    Hey wasn’t your knee surgery scheduled for today??

    Also, i haven’t even seen a commercial for that dumb chant. I wonder if they dropped the idea.

  18. Racki says:

    Iggy skewers! Not often I’ll be excited about that.. 1-0 Canada

  19. Trogdor says:

    Iggy! The only time I cheer for him.

    Surgery is done. Recovery mode now. On the couch with an ice pack. Sadly no beers allowed for 48 hours…

  20. MetalOil says:

    He reps Northern Alberta today!!!

  21. Racki says:

    Trogdor: Iggy!The only time I cheer for him.Surgery is done.Recovery mode now.On the couch with an ice pack.Sadly no beers allowed for 48 hours…

    Oooh, how’s it feel? I actually got honorary shotgun for you today. I am pretty sure I’ll make a speedy recovery though as it seems to be healing up pretty quick.

  22. MetalOil says:

    Trogdor: Iggy!The only time I cheer for him.Surgery is done.Recovery mode now.On the couch with an ice pack.Sadly no beers allowed for 48 hours…

    48 Hours Really ??? I go under the knife tomorrow but I think I will hold out on beers for about 24 hours.

  23. MetalOil says:

    I still Hate him :)

  24. MetalOil says:

    The Oil Haters combine on that one. Booooooooooo :)

  25. Trogdor says:

    Still pretty groggy, but not in too much pain. Wife is collecting some Tylenol 3s for me, but hopefully I don’t need them.

    Now I have to cheer for Pronger too?

  26. Racki says:

    MetalOil:
    48 Hours Really ??? I go under the knife tomorrow but I think I will hold out on beers for about 24 hours.

    Trogodor’s knee surgery was sponsored by some rare-European brand beer. I wouldn’t be surprised if he sneaks one in a bit early.

  27. Trogdor says:

    MetalOil:
    48 Hours Really ??? I go under the knife tomorrow but I think I will hold out on beers for about 24 hours.

    What you going in for MetalOil?

  28. Racki says:

    Trogdor: Still pretty groggy, but not in too much pain.Wife is collecting some Tylenol 3s for me, but hopefully I don’t need them.Now I have to cheer for Pronger too?

    Back on Monday?

  29. MetalOil says:

    Trogdor:
    What you going in for MetalOil?

    Broke my wrist Snowboarding.

  30. MetalOil says:

    That was a hard ass hit.

  31. MetalOil says:

    I wish the NHL would go back to no trapazoid.
    Richards Yeah !!!

  32. Trogdor says:

    Racki:
    Back on Monday?

    I should be back Monday. Forgot the good ol purple sheet, so I can pretend I was there this week too and people kept missing me.

    Richards scores!!!

  33. Racki says:

    Nice!!! Shorty? close

  34. chucker says:

    MetalOil:

    I think it will be gone next year. There have been some rumblings about it.

  35. chucker says:

    The Grotnes monster. I’m calling it now.

  36. MetalOil says:

    chucker:
    I think it will be gone next year.There have been some rumblings about it.

    Good!!! I say just make the goalie fair game once he leaves his crease.

  37. Racki says:

    ya, the Grotnes Monster it is.. :P

  38. Racki says:

    I’ll be watching the Russia / Latvia game after this… would love to see what the big red machine can do.

  39. NorwegianOiler says:

    Feeling the false sense of security yet?

  40. Racki says:

    NO: haha… well 3-0 is still a very close game, and the Norweigans should be happy with it that close. Anything can happen in the 3rd.

  41. Racki says:

    Cindy Crosby with a bad penalty

  42. Trogdor says:

    Practicing our p/k now…

  43. Racki says:

    Oh man, nice save one-on-one by Lou, just before Thor rips it a mile over the net

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