Thursday, February 18, 2010

U-S-A! We're in first! Take THAT, CANADA.

by Anne

It's been a ridiculous few days but things have settled themselves down a bit as I've caught up and gotten ahead on some work for some of my classes. PHEW.

Here's a weird stat: The United States is currently AHEAD of Canada in their group because the Swiss took Canada to a shootout today and team USA has won both of their games in regulation.

This does not, of course, mean that the USA/ Canada game on Sunday is going to be any less of a bloodbath. I predict a 6-2 Canada victory, being kind to team USA.

Anyway to recap Team USA's first two games:
Game 1 v. Switzlerland did not start out so strong. I wasn't completely surprised considering the recipe for a winning team is not "put in equal parts skill and size, add water and BOOM." Still, they managed to win 3-1. Hiller played well, he's no slouch and the Swiss defense did help him a little bit.

It's no secret that my love for David Backes is unconditional
His end-to-end goal was a thing of pure beauty.

A situation Jonas Hiller is not altogether unfamiliar with: Dustin Brown all up in his grill.

These boys don't mess around with "keep your eye on the puck."
That's focus right there.

Thursday Team USA took on Norway and finally seemed to figure out how to play like a team in the final five minutes and they won 6-1. I'm sure part of their late-game success is also related to the fact that the Norwegians were worn down by the high paced competition.

Ok I know he hasn't been THAT busy these past two games but this is the only photo on in which you can see all of Ryan Miller.
And he's being scored on.
Jack Johnson fail.
So so so excited for the game against Canada!

The other Sabres or Kings photos in the tournament:

Reggie v. Czech Republic
The mullet.
Oh man.

I assure you, that's Henrik Tallinder

Sadly, no photos of Yoyo and Hank battling along the boards.
Some things don't change

Fear the Fin

Dewey defending against Mats Zuccarello Aasen
Yes, both of those last names are on Mats' jersey.

Other news:

My Google Reader is so backlogged it's BONKERS.

Khabibulin was arrested?! His mugshot is better than his roster photo, maybe he should call the Edmonton PD and see if he can trade.

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  • "Ryan Miller Shutout" - A 58 minute, multi-goal shutout lead that is blown when Miller allows one meaningless goal
  • Britney or SabreBritney - Thomas Vanek
  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes. Because Butter Snap pretzels, like the Carolina Hurricanes, are disgusting
  • Greener - MATT Greene (LAK)
  • JBG - Jolly Blonde Giant - Tyler Myers
  • Little Foot - Drew Stafford
  • MK - Anne's sister; often leaves nonsensical comments under her Twitter name Mmmkizzle
  • Oscar - Anne's cat

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