2010 Olys GDT – Canada 7, Russia 3 – Feb 24, 2010 @ 5:40 PM MST – CTV

By , February 23, 2010 10:51 pm
Canada vs. Russia
CAN Canada 7 FINAL RUS Russia 3
Date: Feb 24 @ 5:30 PM MST
Canada: 2-1-0-1
Russia: 2-0-1-0


Well, fresh off a big win over Germany (8-2), Canada now heads into another huge game. The Americans definitely were a huge test (which unfortunately Canada failed), however you have to wonder if the Russians are going to be an even tougher team to play against. It’ll be interesting to see how the Canadians handle what is possibly the scariest top line at the Olympics (with possible exception to the newly formed Staal, Crosby, Iginla line). This should be a high flying, exciting game, and I’m hoping Roberto Luongo will be up to the task. This will also be another step in the always-exciting Crosby vs. Ovechkin series.

Prediction: 5-4 Canada


Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks/NHL),Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils/NHL), Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL)
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)
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)


Ilya Bryzgalov (Phoenix), Evgeni Nabokov (San Jose), Semyon Varlamov (Washington)
Sergei Gonchar (Pittsburgh), Denis Grebeshkov (Edmonton), Dmitri Kalinin (Salavat Ufa), Konstantin Korneyev (CSKA Moscow), Andrei Markov (Montreal), Ilya Nikulin (Ak Bars Kazan), Fedor Tyutin (Columbus), Anton Volchenkov (Ottawa)
Maxim Afinogenov (Atlanta), Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit), Sergei Fedorov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Ilya Kovalchuk (Atlanta), Viktor Kozlov (Salavat Ufa), Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh), Alexei Morozov (Ak Bars Kazan), Alexander Ovechkin (Washington), Alexander Radulov (Salavat Ufa), Alexander Semin (Washington), Danis Zaripov (Ak Bars Kazan), Sergei Zinoviev (Salavat Ufa)

CAN CAN – 2:21 – Getzlaf from Boyle, Pronger
Boyle blows into the zone and battles past Volchenkov, throws it from down low to the front of the net and Getzlaf tips it in.
CAN CAN – 12:09 – Byole (PP) from Heatley, Marleau
With Marleau screening Nabokov, Boyle throws a wrister from the point that gets through the screen and into the net.
CAN CAN -12:55 – Nash from Richards, Toews
Malkin loses the puck to Toews. Richards gets the puck and moves it back to Toews who goes in on a two on one with Nash. The d-man plays Toews the whole way. He passes it to Nash who gets alone on a sprawling Nabokov and puts it upstairs.
RUS RUS – 14:39 – Kalinin from Volchenkov, Fedorov
Volchenkov passes it point to point to Kalinin, who one times it. Luongo is screened by 4 guys as the puck flutters top shelf.
CAN CAN – 18:18 – Morrow from Boyle, Keith
Morrow gets the puck low behind the goal line. He skates in front of the line and backhands a harmless looking shot that somehow gets behind Nabokov.
CAN CAN – 3:10 – Perry from Getzlaf, Keith
Getzlaf carries the puck in the zone with Perry on his wing. He tries to shoot it on goal, but fans. Nabokov over plays it as the puck bounces off a Russian and it bounces to the side to Perry who has a whole net to shoot at.
CAN CAN – 4:07 – Weber from Toews, Iginla
Toews and Richards battle for puck possession in the neutral zone. Toews gets the puck and goes in 2-on-2 with Weber. He feeds it to Weber and he hammers it up high, rippling the mesh. Nabokov gets chased from the net.
RUS RUS – 4:46 – Afinogenov from Kovalchuk, Grebeshkov
Malkin spots Afinogenov with a pass and he blows in the zone past the defense and beats Luongo on the glove side.
CAN CAN – 9:51 – Perry from Staal, Getzlaf
The Getzlaf/Perry line puts on a passing clinic. Getzlaf ahead to Staal, Staal passes back door to Perry who tips it in the gaping cage.
RUS RUS – 11:40 – Gonchar (PP) from Malkin
Gonchar skates to the center of the zone at the blue line and wires one through several bodies. Luongo throws the arm out but doesn’t see it quick enough as it beats him down low through traffic.
No scoring.
1st 2nd 3rd Total
CAN CAN 21 9 12 42
RUS RUS 12 8 8 28


Wow.. unbelievable. The Canadians finally gelled in the game that probably mattered the most. One where it was do or die. Backs against the wall, they pulled it off. Some of the players who were slumping this tourney came alive. Perry.. Getzlaf.. Boyle.. Nash… all had good games. The defense tonight probably wasn’t actually there until the 3rd period, but they kept it exciting. Many hoped for a win, but I don’t think anyone predicted this big of a win.

So Canada will play in the Semi-final on Friday. Who they face is still up in the air, I believe. They will play at 7:30 MST this time though, which is a refreshing change. No more rushing to get home. See you then, folks!

118 Responses to “2010 Olys GDT – Canada 7, Russia 3 – Feb 24, 2010 @ 5:40 PM MST – CTV”

  1. Racki says:

    USA just beat the Swiss, 2-0.

  2. chucker says:

    I’m hoping Morrow channels the energy Bobby Clarke from ’72 and pretends that Ovie is Valeri Kharlamov. This is a must win at all costs.

    Maybe just a nice bodycheck that makes him sit the rest of the game out would do.

    Swiss are officially a rising country in hockey. Hiller has been a wall.

  3. Racki says:

    Until they can actually puck in the net, they won’t pose much threat. Once they figure that out though, they could be pretty dangerous. They definitely have the defensive game down.

  4. chucker says:

    True. They have the D down perfectly though.

  5. chucker says:


  6. Racki says:

    That said too though, we’ve seen a goalie completely dominate a game and steal a win, so the Swiss definitely are dangerous in that sense though! I just can’t see them winning a whole tournament riding on goaltending. They’ll just be the type that will play spoiler for now.

  7. Racki says:


  8. Racki says:

    chucker: Gah!!! Wife pestering me.I DON’T CARE WHAT’S FOR DINNER.CANADA AND RUSSIA ARE PLAYING!!!!

    LOL, don’t you hate that? “Can’t you figure that stuff out on your own? I have something bigger to deal with right now!”

  9. Racki says:

    Unbelievable that the Russians have dominated us since 1960… crazy.

  10. Trogdor says:

    Game on. Wearing the white tonight so no one confuses me for a Russian fan.

  11. Trogdor says:

    Good start. Big hit, few shots.

  12. Racki says:

    Man, to be there live would be amazing.. lucky bastards.

  13. Racki says:

    Getzlaf!!! 1-0

  14. Trogdor says:

    Sweet! Getzlaf starts things right.

  15. Racki says:

    Waiting for Pierre to remind us it was too many men on the ice for Russia…

  16. Trogdor says:

    No need for them to discuss Semin’s lack of production. Looking good tonight so far. Lots of banging and everyone seems into it.

  17. Racki says:

    Wow, crazy…

    “Per @FriedmanHNIC …. Bob Gainey considered Slava Bykov for Montreal Canadiens coaching job. Apparently, he speaks fluent French”

  18. Trogdor says:

    McGuire must see everything from his little cubby hole between the benches. I doubt he even saw the penalty from there, but agreed there was some soccer style flailing there.

  19. Racki says:

    I can’ think of a case of a team in the NHL having a European coach before

  20. Trogdor says:

    Holy crap! No goal there? Looked like our guy fired it at the net too…

  21. Trogdor says:

    WOOHOO!!! Some different names producing tonight! Nice.

  22. Racki says:

    Wow, great start.. 2-0!

  23. Trogdor says:

    NASH!!! Start planning the parade route!!!

  24. Racki says:

    Can we say that this team has gelled now? Or are they just a team built for Russia but not for US?

  25. Trogdor says:

    Damn… Didn’t think we’d get a shutout. Luongo no chance.

  26. Racki says:

    This is an exciting one… as advertised.

  27. Racki says:

    OH man, what passing by richards/getzlaf/nash

  28. Trogdor says:

    That certainly looked like a lot of gel. Beauty tic tac, too bad about the toe.

  29. Racki says:

    OH wow, Brendan Morrow wiht a surprise goal. It’s amateur night.. time for the doghouse to score..

  30. Trogdor says:

    WOOT!!! Keep the foot on the accelerator!!!

  31. chucker says:

    Morrow. I love it!!!!

  32. Racki says:

    I wonder if they’ll chase Nabby.

  33. Trogdor says:

    Let’s skip intermission and just keep going.

  34. Racki says:

    Shots are 20-12 already.. holy crap.

  35. Trogdor says:

    Very entertaining game so far. Russians are giving our boys way too much room to get to the net, but I don’t mind. The look like the D is on holidays.

  36. LateNightOilFan says:

    Just got home, heard at the rink before I left it was 1-0 and by the time I got home it was 4-1! Keep it coming boys!

  37. Racki says:

    Oooh Perry scores…

  38. Trogdor says:

    And another!!! I’m going to start feeling bad for Nabby soon.

  39. Racki says:

    And ANOTHER>… pully Nabby out of kindness…

  40. Trogdor says:

    Through the pad!!! Cmon, coach change tenders.

  41. Trogdor says:

    Holy crap. This is not the script I expected tonight.

    Maxim gets one back…

  42. Racki says:

    I can hardly keep up in the summary. lol

  43. Racki says:

    I need to hire a stenographer…

  44. Trogdor says:

    Good control shift after getting scored on. Get some momentum back. I saw Perry hustling which is good to see after that last game.

  45. Racki says:

    I think Bryzgalov is the better goalie right now, so I would not be surprised if the goals stop here (or at least the flood gates).

  46. Racki says:

    After 21 shots in the first, its surprising we only have 4 so far this period.

  47. Trogdor says:

    I don’t mind grinding it from now on. Get too run and gun, we could give up some chances.

  48. Racki says:

    oh man, that’s just embarrassing… nice goal!

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