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As requested, a place for fans to gather and discuss today’s gold-medal game – won by Canada 3-2 in overtime over Sweden, giving the Canadians their fourth straight world junior victory.
At least Sweden managed to walk away with a point! 😛
Ex nihilo nihil fit
Excellent game that couldn’t have been scripted better in Hollywood. I’m just so proud of our boys who overcame such adversity to win it in overtime. Good old Canadian heart wins it again. Congrats to Team Canada!!
Great game! Very frustrating to see the Swedes tie it up at the end with 30ish seconds left but I’m glad we pulled through and in hard grit style no less! GO CANADA!
Pretty damn cool, seeing the players take the cup into the crowd like that!
“Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”
Damn I wanted the Swedes to win
no fluke, man. Take it to the net and bang in the rebound. Go Canada
And Canada is world junior champs again! Congrats!
lol@subban, dude just kissed another guy.
Wow, you don’t want to win it on a fluke goal but who cares. Bragging rights for another year. What a great day for Canadian hockey!
The Original 24 Cups
what were they doing with the ikea bags? just holding them up and taunting swedes? i hate ikea and i hate swedish hockey fans, so this sounds great to me. but any details would be appreciated 😉
Berglund and Froeghen? especially stand out for the Swedes
What can I say. All those lost powerplay opportunities in the second period, Turris hits two posts, and then the defensive shell. I watched every second of this game and trust me, the Swedes can skate just as well as the Canadians.
Take it to them right from the start and don’t let up. Turris will win it in overtime.
Haha that’s what I just told my buddy in t.o. not moving their feet either.
Hey teach – Shades of the Montreal Canadiens here. Losing faceoffs on the penalty kill. Now we are holding on for dear life as the game comes to an end. We need another goal. No defensive shell yet, please!
Canada up 2-1 now. Gotta keep working hard.
Great period. Both teams skating like the wind. Marchand is everywhere – easily Canada’s best player. Hickey is fab on defense. Both making a case for small players! Canada got a PP goal early but then missed on the next four. Swedish goalie is holding the fort – Mason is great when he is called upon. Not quite home free yet. I’d like to see Canada score one more goal. 20 minutes from gold.
Turris and Marchant do great work and it’s 2-0 Canada on a goal by Giroux. Man, these Swedes can skate and this game is far from over. Canada is making the best of their chances.
Canada scores in the first minute! Nice move by the Swedish goalie:-) And so it begins!!!
Hahaha the Canadians with the Ikea bags are hilarious!!
I love our hockey fans 😀
About bloody time that someone is broadcasting the world juniors in the States… it would have been nice if the US had showed up for their game but I’m rooting for Canada anyway – Go Canada Go! And Go Habs Go!
Cheers from the States,
Excellent points…further to this, not being included on the team at all does not qualify someone as a bust. For proof of this consider the fact that 2 Stanley Cup champions were cut from the 2003 Team Canada World Junior roster…and Dan Paille was captain I believe…
Haha, funny interview with the Swedish kid. You can tell they are still learning how to talk to the media, kinda fun eh.
double post, sorry
Back in the mid-eighties, the world junior tournament was held at Maple Leaf Gardens. I went to see the afternoon-evening doubleheader on Boxing Day. Rinkside seats – the tournament didn’t sellout in those days. Hit the pub before the first game, in between the two games, and after the second game. Those were the days. Even wore my Habs jersey to the game. #10 of course, what other number is there?!
Anyway, there was a young kid who played for Canada named Joe Murphy. He put on a performance of a lifetime in terms of skating and playmaking. He was everywhere. Totally magical. The kids wore ‘caged helmets’ in those days and let me tell you the stick work was brutal. Ed Olczyk played the dirtiest hockey game I have ever witnessed. But Murphy played through it all and stole the show. He went on to play 15 years with 7 different teams and even won a Cup (on Gretzky’s coat tails). Yet he never really became the player that everyone thought he would. He was decent but never great.
I only mention this point because the junior tournament only lasts for two weeks. Some guys shine and others don’t live up to expectations. Whether it be a Habs prospect or any other young player, you can’t always tell what their career will hold based on a few games. We always have to keep in mind that these guys are only 18 and 19. It’s not easy playing in a foreign land while carrying the hopes and dreams of your country on your back. Good luck lads – play with pride and passion.
Just watching the end of the States/Russia game, and all I have to say is three words: medal presentation babes!
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