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. Racki says:

    I’m not sure I’m buying what McGuire is selling about the pluses of “small-ice hockey”

  2. Trogdor says:

    We get to listen to Pierre every game… Hooray for more goals!!!

  3. Racki says:

    4-0.. goalie change.. cue the comeback

  4. Racki says:

    Put on your viking rally cap, NorweiganOiler!

  5. Racki says:

    Oh wow, what a gorgeous goal… (nash to iggy)

  6. MetalOil says:

    Great Goal finished by Iggy!!!

  7. LateNightOilFan says:

    Well I was a bit concerned when I heard it was 0-0 after 1, but I get home to see the Cdn’s WOKE UP?!!!! Wooo!!

  8. Racki says:

    Man Getzlaf is a helluva player.

  9. Racki says:

    Hat trick Iggy..

  10. NorwegianOiler says:

    Well, that was embarrassing for you Canadians. You were clearly outplayed in every facet of the game, proving yet agains the superiority of such players as Grotnes, Holøs and Jakobsen. Good win for Norway, better luck against the US guys! :D

  11. LateNightOilFan says:

    Nice start! Glad they got Crosby/Iggy/Nash back together.

  12. Racki says:

    I think you watched the game on the wrong channel, N.O.!

    You watched an old “Who’s the Boss” re-run, not the Olympics :P

  13. Racki says:

    Russian game starts at 10:00MST.. doh… soooo late! I’ll try and catch part of it, however.

  14. zackman35 says:

    What?! 10:00pm that’s crazy.

  15. chucker says:

    No double digits. Sweet. I won a bet with a guy at work.

  16. Racki says:

    Russia game starting now..

    Prediction 7-0 Russia

  17. zackman35 says:

    With the pants/socks red it looks like Russia is wearing pajama pants on regular definition.

    If you want your name to sound more Russian, add Kov to the ending or if your name ends in a vowel take out the last letter (vowel) and add Kov. Hahaha, Zack-kov.

  18. Racki says:

    2-0 so far… these Russians look damn good.. well… the Latvians look horrible… combine the two, and the Russians look like the Harlem Globetrotters of hockey. :P

  19. Racki says:

    Latvia awakens..

  20. DropIt says:

    Best game after the 1sts was easily Cheks V Slovaks.

    2surprisingly talented teams full of hate… Can’t wait to see them play again

  21. Racki says:

    Damn, yah, that would have been the one to watch so far.

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