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
Quarterfinals
Date: Feb 24 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: CTV
Canada: 2-1-0-1
Russia: 2-0-1-0

PRE-GAME RANT


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

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 RUSSIA ROSTER

TEAM RUSSIA ROSTER
Goalies
Ilya Bryzgalov (Phoenix), Evgeni Nabokov (San Jose), Semyon Varlamov (Washington)
Defence
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)
Forwards
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)

SCORING SUMMARY
1ST PERIOD SCORING
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.
2ND PERIOD SCORING
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.
3RD PERIOD SCORING
No scoring.
SHOTS ON GOAL
1st 2nd 3rd Total
CAN CAN 21 9 12 42
RUS RUS 12 8 8 28

POST-GAME RANT


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:

    phew, they are OK.. the one female announcer was freaking out. lol

  2. Trogdor says:

    Yeah. Coming down the hill upside down has to be a bit scary. Could be a 4 medal day for us.

  3. Racki says:

    Damn Germany has some alright looking bobsledders. :P

  4. Trogdor says:

    You’ve got Olympic fever.

  5. LateNightOilFan says:

    Man I wouldn’t want to be a first aider at any of these bobsled/luge/skeleton tracks (not sure if they are different tracks or not). Thankfully the Germans are ok, that was nasty.

  6. Racki says:

    Is this live, btw? Should I be getting excited? I remember one time I was watching a game with a friend. It was the intermission and he saw the Oilers score and started freaking out. I was like “uhh you know that happened like 10 minutes ago, right?”. He may have been under the influence of something or another at the time..

  7. Trogdor says:

    It’s live. Gold/Silver? CMON LADIES!!!

  8. Racki says:

    BOOM.. gold + silver. nice

  9. Trogdor says:

    GOOD JOB LADIES! 4 medals from the Canuck gals today!

  10. Racki says:

    YAHHHH CHICKS KISSING AND HUGGING! I love this sport. lol

  11. LateNightOilFan says:

    Woohoo!! Canadian athletes with a huge day!

  12. Trogdor says:

    I’m done for now. See some of you Friday night.

  13. Racki says:

    OHHHHHHH CANNNN-A-DAAAAAA…

    Our home and etcetera!

  14. Racki says:

    Yah I’m done too.. good night all, thanks for showing up.. and what a night for Canada!

  15. Racki says:

    whats with the americans pajama looking podium outfit? Horrible. Get the What Not to Wear guys out there!

  16. gr8one says:

    woohoo, Slovakia wins!

    they’re certainly no pushover, especially with the way Halak is playing, but I’d still rather face them than Sweden.

  17. chucker says:

    gr8one: woohoo, Slovakia wins!they’re certainly no pushover, especially with the way Halak is playing, but I’d still rather face them than Sweden.

    No kidding. Halak has been a wall. I wish we could get him, but after this, Price is tradebait I think. They will definitely be hard to beat, especially taking out the Swedes. That’s no easy thing to do.

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