The goal you are refering to occured in the final game of the 2002 Olympic against the US, and it was indeed Kariya who scored it. And yes, I also thought of it when I saw Kost pass to Latendresse. But Mario never touched the puck; he faked a shot but let the puck go between his legs toward Kariya. Can't remember who actually made the original pass from the RW...
That's what I meant by a soccer-like dummy, which involves not touching the ball.
I think The Kid line will be the one to watch in the playoffs. The opposing team will be focusing a lot on Koivu and Kovalev as they are both monsters come the extra season (no way Kovalev plays with Lapierre and Begin) and seem to have great chemistry. Plekanec was the best player when Koivu went down last year, and he played with Zednik (although a playoff player, he does not have the skill Andrei does), and Perezhogin, a rookie. As long as they utilize their speed and creativity they will cause headaches.
This team is playing more disciplined and they also let things slide sometimes in the playoffs, which can be beneficial. With the #1 PP, this will be a scary team.