WJC Group A: Dec 31 GDT - Sweden vs. Slovakia (0-1)

Predatore
12-30-2003, 05:11 PM
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GROUP A
1) USA (3-0-0) 6 pts
2) Russia (2-0-1) 5 pts
3) Slovakia (1-1-1) 3pts
4) Sweden (1-2-0) 2 pts
5) Austria (0-4-0) 0 pts
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Sweden must win the game to finish third in the group and make it to the quarterfinal.

Prediction:
5-2 Sweden

Riddarn
12-30-2003, 05:24 PM
Tied 2-2.

e-e
12-30-2003, 06:07 PM
2:1 slovakia :yo:

L3DZ3P
12-30-2003, 06:13 PM
5-1 Sweden.

nazzy
12-30-2003, 06:22 PM
4-2 Sweden.

fan75
12-30-2003, 08:01 PM
3-2 Slovakia.

canucksfan
12-30-2003, 08:10 PM
4-2 Sweden

leafaholix*
12-30-2003, 08:48 PM
Heart.

5-1, Sweden.

teme
12-30-2003, 11:52 PM
4 - 3 Swedes, last goal with extra attacker (Swedes need a win to advance.)

Pekka Lampinen
12-30-2003, 11:56 PM
Tre Ören appears competent to say the least, a second place in group B doesn't look as promising as it did before the tournament. 4-2 Sweden.

Ville Isopää
12-31-2003, 12:27 AM
Sweden wins 5-3...

CSKA
12-31-2003, 12:46 AM
4:3 Sweden

SIBIR
12-31-2003, 02:07 AM
5-2 Slovakia

Tomppav
12-31-2003, 02:23 AM
About Blomdahl, any word why he hasn't played since the first game? Did he re-injure himself?

Predatore
12-31-2003, 02:47 AM
Tomppav,
Yes that is correct.
I think that he is still in Finland so I guess he might be playing again in this tournament.

Douggy
12-31-2003, 06:34 AM
It is still possible for Slovakia to get second place in this pool. If Russia looses to the USA 4-0 (the was the game stands now), any win for slovakia would give them second place.

Predatore
12-31-2003, 08:37 AM
wow, Robert Nilsson is the extra forward today. I guess Torgny Bendelin isn't too happy about Robert's play so far.

Ego
12-31-2003, 09:08 AM
tied 2:2
Finns will be better than Czechs for us.

Predatore
12-31-2003, 10:06 AM
This is scary. Third period has just started and the score is 0-0.
Sweden needs a goal to advance.

Flonaldo
12-31-2003, 10:27 AM
Six minutes to go. Slovakia playing great D thus far. Sweden looking like they'd have to play five games to score on Halak. A very boring affair.

Phil333
12-31-2003, 10:38 AM
The IIHF site says only 3 penalties all game? That's crazy. USA-Russia had 25 today.

Douggy
12-31-2003, 10:39 AM
Slovakia win!!!

Edit: This means Slovakia comes in Second in the group and Canada won't play either the USA or Russia in the Semis!!

e-e
12-31-2003, 10:40 AM
59.24 0 - 1 EQ Slovakia 15. FABRY, Branislav (23. RUZICKA, Stefan)
(11. BULIK, Tomas)
:yo: :yo: :yo:

go slovakia go

Steelerman
12-31-2003, 10:40 AM
What a finish!!

Slovaks win 1-0, which means... who finishes 2nd?

Predatore
12-31-2003, 10:40 AM
:(
Empty netter I assume?
ah well, Happy New Year... it's party time here now :)

Riddarn
12-31-2003, 10:40 AM
And we are OUT! So much for Bendelins storys about showing heart and playing defensive "swedish" hockey. Doesn't do much good when you need to score, eh?

Douggy
12-31-2003, 10:41 AM
which means... who finishes 2nd?

The Slovaks get second place, based on goal differential.

Riddarn
12-31-2003, 10:42 AM
I hope we can avoid relegation anyway. Congrats to the slovaks and happy new year folks!

Steelerman
12-31-2003, 10:43 AM
Slovakia win!!!

Edit: This means Slovakia comes in Second in the group and Canada won't play either the USA or Russia in the Semis!!

So Friday TSN will show Slovakia vs. Czech Republic, winner to get Canada in Semis. Russia plays Finland in other quarter-final.

Dr_Chimera*
12-31-2003, 10:43 AM
Looks like Sweden's gone.

So am I right here...?

Russia-Finland (winner v US)
and
Czechs-Slovakia (winner v Canada)

One disappointment for me is the fact that Czech v Slovakia will be on tv, as opposed to Russia v Finland.

Douggy
12-31-2003, 10:43 AM
Are you SURE that game gets televised?

Steelerman
12-31-2003, 10:45 AM
That's what was indicated on TSN, they'll show game that winner would play Canada in... thrills for us!!

IIHF is indicating it's an early start time for Slovakia/Czech Republic as well.

V for Voodoo
12-31-2003, 10:50 AM
Halak with two shutouts and only 7 goals allowed in 4 games so far. Mighty good, especially for a goalie from a non top-team.

NWT Habs Fan
12-31-2003, 10:56 AM
Halak with two shutouts and only 7 goals allowed in 4 games so far. Mighty good, especially for a goalie from a non top-team.

Considering three of those games were against Russia, Sweden and the high flying Americans, it's quite a performance. Good late round pick by les Canadiens it would appear. He doesn't have the support in front of him that the marquee goalies like Montoya and Fleury have.

Happy New Year all!!

Douggy
12-31-2003, 12:21 PM
Man, if Slovakia could ever produce a top goltender, they'd be on the same level as 'the big five' internationally!

ZombieMatt
12-31-2003, 01:02 PM
Looks like Sweden's gone.

So am I right here...?

Russia-Finland (winner v US)
and
Czechs-Slovakia (winner v Canada)

One disappointment for me is the fact that Czech v Slovakia will be on tv, as opposed to Russia v Finland.

I don't see the disappointing aspect in this.

Czech vs Slovakia games are always going to be far more intensely played than any other match up other than maybe Canada vs US/Russia or Sweden vs Finland because of the historical component to them. Personally, I think this is going to be a lot better game than watching an underachieving Russian squad quite possibly lose to the excitement of the host team.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the game myself.

Dr_Chimera*
12-31-2003, 02:15 PM
I don't see the disappointing aspect in this.

Czech vs Slovakia games are always going to be far more intensely played than any other match up other than maybe Canada vs US/Russia or Sweden vs Finland because of the historical component to them. Personally, I think this is going to be a lot better game than watching an underachieving Russian squad quite possibly lose to the excitement of the host team.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the game myself.

Well, I can agree with that.

My side however is about getting a closer glimpse of some of the players not yet seen on tsn.

They already showed the Czechs and the Slovaks, let's face it, have fewer good prospects to offer. But in terms of just action - I don't disagree, but I mostly watch the WJC's for players.