That was an unbelievable period, awesome hockey. The Czechs were better, Thomas Fleischmanne alone had two good chances. Russians? Take out Ovechkin chances and they had none.
One positive thing is the goal on PP. Finally the Russians had some traffic going on in front of the net. And the main source of the traffic was Ovechkin.
Now look at the ice time, what Bykov is smoking, Vancouver "wheel-chair" weed? The best hockey player on ice, the Great Eight is the third with the ice time.
And look at D, Markov had only 4:05 while Korneyev had 5:52. Bullov (Bykov) has hit the new low with his coaching.
A goal by the former Cap Victor Kozlov, a backhander miss by Alex Semin. 2:1 and the Russians are lucky it is 2:1.
Czech Repubulic's Petr Cajanek battles against Russia's Alexander Ovechkin during second period action of their preliminary round match at Canada Hockey Place in Vancouver, BC during the 2010 Winter Olympics, February 21, 2010. Photograph by: Jean Levac/CNS, Jean Levac/CNS via montrealgazette
Nothing has changed ice time wise.
What a hit by Ovechkin on Jagr that resulted in the third goal by Malkin!
From Japer's Rink "God bless the internet"
Bang! Ted Leonsis said "Hello".
Jagr is clearly mad after that hit. Pierre McGuire: "Ovechkin is a poetry in motion."
The 3rd goal really kept the Russians going, the Czechs had opened the game more and the were a lot of chances. Kovalchuk had two breakaways.
Russia 4, Czech 2.
The Russians were hungrier, they clearly needed it more.
Zinovyev 9:28 (injury)
Bykov has finally figured it out, Gonchar and Markov had the most time.
But what a vicious third period it was! That was the game to win by the Russians.
After Milan Michalek made the score 3:2, they showed him on the bench close. And what a face he had! It was like back to ancient Rome, it was like he just killed another gladiator. I wish someone could post it in YouTube, a face of a gladiator, a face of a guy who plays for the flag, for his country. I've never seen any Czech player showing this face in playoffs.
Sunday, February 21, 2010