2010 Olys GDT – Canada 8, Germany 2 – Feb 23, 2010 @ 5:30 PM MST – CTV

By , February 22, 2010 8:36 pm
CAN Canada 8 FINAL GER Germany 2
Qualification Playoff
Date: Feb 23 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 1-1-0-1
Germany: 0-0-0-3

PRE-GAME RANT


Well, this is a game Canada might need after a tough loss to the US. This SHOULD be an easy game in which they can get their systems in order, and should be light work for Luongo. Yes, Luongo. He’ll get the start in this one, according to Daren Millard’s Twitter. Many people seem to be calling for Brodeur’s head, but I think there was more wrong in that game than just him. It was marred by badly timed penalties (are there good-timed penalties?), as well as a poor, poor play by Corey Perry in the final minute that really hampered a possibility of a comeback.

And well, I hate to take any team lightly, but if Canada loses this one, they really deserve to be out of the tourney. They should win this one, and they should win it by a solid margin as well. I’ll predict a 6-0 victory for this one. Hopefully it’ll give the team a bit of confidence that they will need going into a tough game on Wednesday vs. the Russians. I may be counting my chickens before they hatch, but if the Germans win this one, it’ll be a miracle on ice bigger than the U.S. defeating Russia in 1980. Stranger things have happened though.

TEAM CANADA ROSTER

TEAM CANADA ROSTER
Goalies
Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks/NHL),Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils/NHL), Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL)
Defence
Dan Boyle (San Jose Sharks), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings/NHL), Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks), Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim Ducks/NHL), Chris Pronger (Philadelphia Flyers/NHL), Brent Seabrook (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL), Shea Weber (Nashville Predators/NHL)
Forwards
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins/NHL), Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL), Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks/NHL), Dany Heatley (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Jarome Iginla (Calgary Flames/NHL), Patrick Marleau (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Brenden Morrow (Dallas Stars/NHL), Rick Nash (Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL), Mike Richards (Philadelphia Flyers/NHL), Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks/NHL), Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes/NHL), Joe Thornton (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL)

TEAM GERMANY ROSTER

TEAM GERMANY ROSTER
Goalies
Dennis Endras (Augsburger Panther), Thomas Greiss (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Dimitri Patzold (ERC Ingolstadt)
Defence
Michael Bakos (ERC Ingolstadt), Christian Ehrhoff (Vancouver Canucks/NHL), Jakub Ficenec (ERC Ingolstadt), Jason Holland (DEG Metro Stars Düsseldorf)Korbinian Holzer (DEG Metro Stars Düsseldorf), Chris Schmidt (Adler Mannheim), Dennis Seidenberg (Florida Panthers/NHL), Alexander Sulzer (Nashville Predators/NHL), Sven Butenschon (Adler Mannheim)
Forwards
Alexander Barta (Hamburg Freezers), Sven Felski (Eisbären Berlin), Marcel Goc (Nashville Predators/NHL), Philip Gogulla (Portland Pirates/AHL), Thomas Greilinger (ERC Ingolstadt), Manuel Klinge (Kassel Huskies), Marcel Müller (Kölner Haie), Travis James Mulock (Eisbären Berlin), André Rankel (Eisbären Berlin), Marco Sturm (Boston Bruins/NHL), John Tripp (Hamburg Freezers), Michael Wolf (Iserlohn Roosters), Jochen Hecht (Buffalo Sabres/NHL), Kai Hospelt (Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg)

GAME NOTES

Canada’s forward lines:
Nash — Getzlaf — Perry
Stall — Crosby — Iginla
Marleau — Thornton — Heatley
Morrow — Toews — Richards


SCORING SUMMARY
1ST PERIOD SCORING
CAN CAN – 10:13 – Thornton from Heatley, Keith
Keith intentionally shoots wide off the backboards. Heatley picks up the puck and goes behind the net and throws it out to Thornton who puts it behind Greiss.
2ND PERIOD SCORING
CAN CAN – 2:32 – Weber from Richards
Weber blasts a bomb of a shot that goes right through the top corner of the net on Greiss’ blocker side. Play continues on. After review, the goal is allowed.
CAN CAN – 3:41 – Iginla (PP) from Staal, Doughty
Keith’s shot redirects in front. Staal tries to bang in the rebound a couple of times, then passes it across to Iginla, and he puts it away.
CAN CAN – 8:50 – Iginla from Staal, Boyle
With Crosby driving to the net, Staal fires a bullet of a pass to Iginla, who wrists a bullet top corner on the glove side.
GER GER – 16:34 – Goc from Schmidt, Muller
After a shot from up high is blocked, Luongo is scrambling in the net and gets bumped by Sturm. Goc swings behind the net and wraps it into the net.
3RD PERIOD SCORING
CAN CAN – 1:10 – Crosby from Staal, Keith
Keith throws it cross ice to Staal down load. He in turn quickly passes it out front to Crosby in the slot, and Crosby tips it in quickly.
CAN CAN – 6:41 – Richards from Morrow, Toews
Moreau collects the puck down behind the goal line and then backhands a blind pass to the slot to Richards who buries it.
CAN CAN – 11:22 – Neidermayer, unassisted
Short handed, Neidermayer steals the puck at the blue line and beats the German defenseman. He gets in alone on Greiss and puts it low and through the wickets.
CAN CAN – 16:28 – Nash from Pronger
Pronger fires a long pass to Nash who streaks down the right side and cuts towards the middle, shooting, and he beats Greiss.
GER GER – 18:58 – Klinge from Hospelt, Muller
Seabroook is beat by a stretch pass. Muller and Klinge go in on a 2 on nothing. Muller shoots and Luongo makes a great save, but kicks the rebound to Klinge, who bats it out of the air in the net before Luongo can recover.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1st 2nd 3rd Total
CAN CAN 14 11 14 39
GER GER 4 10 9 23

POST-GAME RANT


Well, take this one with a grain of salt, as it is just Germany, but the Canadians looked like a much better line, especially for the top line of Crosby, Staal and Iginla. These guys are a heck of a force. Luongo played as solid as you could hope he would. Weber, Doughty, and Keith drew gushes from the panel, and rightfully so. Can they carry that into the game vs. Russia? That’s a good question. We’ll find out tomorrow at 5:30PM, MST.

85 Responses to “2010 Olys GDT – Canada 8, Germany 2 – Feb 23, 2010 @ 5:30 PM MST – CTV”

  1. Steve-O says:

    nah, i just figured i should watch some of the game

  2. Racki says:

    The top line has been pretty damn good… I type as they score again…

  3. Trogdor says:

    It’s about time Crosby did something… Oh, tequila shot!

  4. gr8one says:

    Racki: I don’t ever hit up McDonald’s anymore, so no idea if we have those here. They sound pretty deadly. Like, let’s take what is normally considered a health food and turn it into the fattiest health food possible.

    haha, yeah, I pretty much stopped going to MacD’s too, but needed a quick lunch one day and got hooked…I think they season them with crack.

  5. Steve-O says:

    oh man, mcguire talking about legs and leg strength again

  6. Racki says:

    I think he wants Weber to wrap his strong legs around him (McGuire)

  7. gr8one says:

    Tomorrows game with Russia is going to be EPIC.

    it will be cool to see if that “one up” each other dynamic occurs here for Sid and Ovie like it often does when the Pens/Caps play.

  8. Racki says:

    gr8one: Tomorrows game with Russia is going to be EPIC.it will be cool to see if that “one up” each other dynamic occurs here for Sid and Ovie like it often does when the Pens/Caps play.

    Oh hell yah, never even thought of that (the Crosby/Ovechkin rivalry). Should be a hell of a battle.

  9. Steve-O says:

    does this boost confidence or build a false sense of security?

  10. Racki says:

    Good god, 2 shots of Tequilla there, Trogdor..

  11. Steve-O says:

    mcguire likes his science

  12. Trogdor says:

    Racki: Good god, 2 shots of Tequilla there, Trogdor..

    Good thing I’m fresh out of tequila.

  13. gr8one says:

    Steve-O: does this boost confidence or build a false sense of security?

    I’d say after the Swiss and U.S. games it builds confidence, if this team has any sense of security after those two games, there is something seriously wrong with it. I think they’ll be totally jacked tomorrow, and I actually like that we play consecutive nights.

  14. Racki says:

    nice goal, Neidermayer!!

  15. Steve-O says:

    if you take a shot everytime mcguire talks about legs you won’t be going to work tomorrow

    and good for canada not allowing the germans to have the territorial advantage on that power play

  16. Racki says:

    Why does German have a team named after Grizzly Adams? You’d think they’d have one after David Hasslehoff or some other German hero.

  17. Trogdor says:

    Ding! That’s 3 or 4 posts now. AND NASH SCORES!!!

  18. Racki says:

    Nash… finally

  19. Steve-O says:

    don’t hassle the hoff!

  20. Racki says:

    I don’t care if Pronger is wearing Canadian red… I still hate the douche… we need a replacement word for him, like how we have one for Eklund Twatwaffle.

  21. Racki says:

    Wow, 2-on-nothing…

  22. Trogdor says:

    2 on 0? Cmon guys. That’s not the way to finish a game.

  23. Trogdor says:

    Racki: Wow, 2-on-nothing…

    insert the image from your gdt, little poo-head emoticon

    wrong quote, but you know what I mean.

  24. gr8one says:

    Racki: I don’t care if Pronger is wearing Canadian red… I still hate the douche… we need a replacement word for him, like how we have one for Eklund Twatwaffle Twatwaffle.

    agreed.

  25. Racki says:

    well definitely a much better game, and the top line really looked like a top line tonight. Can they do the same against the Russians though? I don’t know…. Everybody will be talking about Malkin and Ovechkin and Kovalchuk, but they’ve got a pretty damn good KHL line that has been very good. Could be a wild ride tomorrow.

  26. Racki says:

    Trogdor:
    insert the image from your gdt, little poo-head emoticonwrong quote, but you know what I mean.

    haha that would be a good idea.

  27. Horpensky says:

    Really digging the Toews-Richards-Morrow line. Heatley is carrying the Sharks line.. Perry and Getzlaf really gotta get going. I think our top line is legit!

  28. chucker says:

    Well, that was better. Agreed on that line Horp. A good crash and bang cycle line that isn’t afraid to mix it up. We’ll need every line to play like that tomorrow.

  29. Racki says:

    Horpensky: Really digging the Toews-Richards-Morrow line. Heatley is carrying the Sharks line.. Perry and Getzlaf really gotta get going. I think our top line is legit!

    Yup, agreed on all that. I think Getzlaf has looked good throughout the tourney, but his linemates haven’t done him much help it would seem.

  30. Racki says:

    Updated the schedule with tomorrow’s games (2 games to be decided tonight still). 5:30 MST vs. Russia tomorrow.. should be a hell of a game!

  31. Racki says:

    Just watched the replay of Ashleigh McIvor winning gold in Skicross… awesomenesssss.

  32. Racki says:

    That medal celebration is pretty cool stuff. Vancouverites all chanting the lyrics to the instrumental of our anthem. Really, those that are knocking these games can go eff themselves. I think it’s been pretty cool and really enjoyable and Vancouver has been a good host.

  33. LateNightOilFan says:

    Good game from what I saw of it. I really hope we can look back on all this and say, thank God we had that extra game to get our shit together…

    Go Canada!

    Anyone following the womens figure skating? I’m so proud of Joannie Rochette.

  34. gr8one says:

    LateNightOilFan: I’m so proud of Joannie Rochette.

    yeah, me too.

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