Was at both games played in Finland yesterday, both were awesome hockey. Finns packed the arena for Slovaks more than Swedes did for their own team, and boy did we cheer that team to victory over Canada. Whenever slovaks entered the zone they were accompanied with ferocious clapping and cheering, I think we really did make the difference in the end.
Then the Finland game, we had ticks in the upper bowl with my sister, but noticed that the lower level section behind USA bench had quite few empty seats, we circled around the arena during the intermission and got brilliant seats even though the atmoshphere was better in the upper stands, the seats were still sick and the atmosphere kicked out the roof after Koivu tied it up. I was there with my Minnesota Wild 3rd #9 sweater, took it off after that goal and waved it around
How has Brodin and Granlund looked against competition in the worlds?
Granlund, alongside the whole second line has been really bad if not counting the Switzerland game. Granlund plays like he has zero confidence; I hope for his sake that he comes to visit Minnesota in June, just to get out of the whole hyping and following the Finnish media does for him.
Mikael finally gets his first goal as he directed Järvinen's shot in. Unsurprisingly, it was between shifts when Mikko Koivu just happened to be on the ice at the same time. 6-2, Russia giving a beating