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05-02-2005, 03:56 PM
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According to this link http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=19785&a=381565, Lundqvist will be playing today....I cant really confirm it since I cant understand it but that is what a Sweden poster said.
Look he's become such a Lundqvist fan he's actually learnt to read svenska.

(apologies to Swedish-speakers).

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Hmm Stals didnt play and hes not even listed on the Latvia roster...did he get cut?
Stals was cut.

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Stals was cut.
Ouch. He needs to get involved with a power-skating regime in the offseason.

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Ouch. The Checkers could sure use Stals.

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I saw the Czech Rep. vs Germany last night. Prucha played LW with Vasicek-Hemsky. Prucha had one brilliant oppertunity. A wraparound attempt by Vasicek that failed, the puck went cross ice and Prucha stormed in and put a slapper on the net that hit the diving german goaltender.

Jagr was injured(broken left pinkie) in this game and Prucha got some ice time on the 1st line. Not much other then that to report from this game. Games where one team is so much more talented then the other are special. The germans tactics where to have 4 players between the puck and their own net all the time.

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05-04-2005, 03:42 PM
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Sweden beats Finland 5-1, Lundqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots (96.2 save %). I saw the final 25 minutes and he was very solid in net, didnt have to make any "highlight" saves because he was always in the right position. Sweden will play either Canada or the U.S. next game depending on the outcome of the US vs Canada game tomorrow.

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05-04-2005, 06:20 PM
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Sweden beats Finland 5-1, Lundqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots (96.2 save %). I saw the final 25 minutes and he was very solid in net, didnt have to make any "highlight" saves because he was always in the right position. Sweden will play either Canada or the U.S. next game depending on the outcome of the US vs Canada game tomorrow.
The goal he let in was a softie. After that he was solid and did few great saves.

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05-04-2005, 06:24 PM
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The goal he let in was a softie. After that he was solid and did few great saves.

Was it deflected on the way in?? I havnt seen it yet....I think it was the first shot he gave up then was solid.

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05-04-2005, 06:50 PM
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some people were saying it was deflected, some didn't think so...my impression from the thread was that the general consensus was that it was deflected, but what do i know

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Was it deflected on the way in??
No, it went straight in. Saw the replay yet again few minutes ago.

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thomas pock (1.line center) played a good game against germany, especially in the third period when he showd some tremendous moves (2 great plays), very impressive!!!

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thomas pock (1.line center) played a good game against germany, especially in the third period when he showd some tremendous moves (2 great plays), very impressive!!!
Pock's playing center?

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Pock's playing center?
yes, i know it sounds strange but because of the injuries our coach - and his father - has thought that this might be a good idea.

i haven`t seen pock for a while and was very surprised by his play. after the first period and some adjustment he stepped up his game by a far margin, he almoust beat the german goalie by an unbelievable one-hand-wristshot (would have been the gwg), i`ve never seen anything like that before.

overall a good physical play.

bdw: austria rallied from a two-goal-deficit to a fair 2:2 tie.



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05-06-2005, 12:23 PM
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thomas pock (1.line center) played a good game against germany, especially in the third period when he showd some tremendous moves (2 great plays), very impressive!!!

Wow 1st line center..when I heard he was going to be playing up front I assumed 3rd line, looks like he took on the challenge and didn't back down or disappoint. Good to have a player like this is the organization that can play Defense and forward when needed.

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05-06-2005, 12:25 PM
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yes, i know it sounds strange but because of the injuries our coach - and his father - has thought that this might be a good idea.

i haven`t seen pock for a while and was very surprised by his play. after the first period and some adjustment he stepped up his game by a far margin, he almoust beat the german goalie by an unbelievable one-hand-wristshot (would have been the gwg), i`ve never seen anything like that before.

overall a good physical play.

bdw: austria rallied from two-goal-deficit to a fair 2:2 tie.

Thanks for the update Gopher

Pock is an interesting prospect to say the least.

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Didn't Pock play forward in college before moving to "D"?

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05-06-2005, 12:51 PM
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Didn't Pock play forward in college before moving to "D"?
yes, he changed position before his junior-year.

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yeah he played a year or two at forward before moving to D for 2 year or something

all that said, he's probably more valuable to the rangers as a D and needs to learn the position better

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05-06-2005, 01:11 PM
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No, it went straight in. Saw the replay yet again few minutes ago.
wrong lundqvist said it was deflected.

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05-06-2005, 02:01 PM
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wrong lundqvist said it was deflected.
Well, what do you expect for him to say?

I have seen the replay few times now. It went directly in. He didn't see it much though since there were many players between him and the puck when Niemi shot the puck. It was a small miracle the puck actually made it past them.

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I saw the replay a few times myself. Judging by Lundqvist's reaction it was a tip, the Swede on the right hand side of play just knicked it. All it takes is a small touch to send the puck slightly off course. Watch the direction of Lundqvist's gloves and chest (the direction in which he's anticipating the puck) and then watch his head as the puck ducks away right infront of him.

Lets see how he fairs against Canada.

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05-07-2005, 03:47 PM
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Upset of the tournament! Sweden beats Canada 5-4!

Lundqvist made some big saves in the game, the first goal was the only one that he should have had, 2 of the 3 other were impossible for him to save (Cross ice passes to an open man for an easy open net goal), the other goal his defense was nowhere to be found and the Canadian player knocked in the rebound after a save from Lundqvist. He stopped 27 of 31 shots. By far the best game of the tournament. 2 of the goals Sweden scored came right after Lundqvist made a huge save, so thats always good.

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no goaltender is happy when allowing 4 goals, but he made a few big saves too so..
He was screened during the first goal.. and it did not even look as he reacted when Thornton released his backhand.

Looking at the other 3 goals he allowed, he had more or less no chance. Lundqvist looked better than usual with his stick (his only weakness more or less) and he did not allow many dangerous rebounds compared to Brodeur.

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05-07-2005, 04:35 PM
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I saw the replay a few times myself. Judging by Lundqvist's reaction it was a tip, the Swede on the right hand side of play just knicked it. All it takes is a small touch to send the puck slightly off course. Watch the direction of Lundqvist's gloves and chest (the direction in which he's anticipating the puck) and then watch his head as the puck ducks away right infront of him.

Lets see how he fairs against Canada.
Somehow, it seems he overcame letting in that goal...

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05-07-2005, 06:54 PM
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He made some fine stops and watching the Swedes play it gives you the impression that he really inspires his club. The only problem I had with the first goal was that his stick wasn't on the ice. When you're screened and you've committed yourself to the ice, your stick has to be on the ice. You've also got to fight to see that puck. He seemed to get better after that though.

Canada looked awful in this game but I'd rather see them lose and bear down on the things they need to work on. This loss can only be a motivational factor for them.

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Well Lundqvist had an off night today, gave up 5 goals, breakdown of the goals:

1) Floating shot going toward the net, Lundqvist was moving to his left to stop it then his teammate tried to glove it, went off the defensman, changed direction to the center of the net where Knuble popped in the easy goal.

2) Breakaway goal, guy made a nice deke on Lundqvist... similar to Bure's deke.

3) Breakawy goal, Cole roofed it top corner on him

4) Should have saved, Modano shot it 5-hole on him.

5) Should have saved, Gionta broke in on the left of Lundqvist and took a quick shot.

Everyone has a bad day, whats important is how he bouncing back next game. The entire Sweden team was just off today, Rangers defense would have looked better then Swedens today.

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