I'm recording the game since I'm at work at the moment. The plan is to not pull up the boxscore or the feeds that I know exist. *sigh* Wish my jersey had come in the mail in time for the first game. Oh well, should be here by Sunday's match. Go USA!!!
Great shift for the first US goal! Backes goes in hard on the forecheck and lays a big hit on the Swiss defenseman to rush the outlet pass, Ryan creates the turnover pinching on the wall, then makes a fantastic pure effort play to control the puck while down on his knees pinned to the ice by the Swiss forward only to pull the puck all the way back with his stick and then move it up the wall to Orpik. Orpik with the shot, gets blocked out in front, Backes ties up the Swiss defenseman that blocked the shot allowing Ryan to swoop in and rifle a wrist shot over Hiller's right shoulder...
Bad: Can't say anyone was bad. The first line, Parise-Stansty-Kane was a bit disappointing especially Kane, however I think they'll be fine. Dustin brown didn't impress me and Lagenbrunner didn't really stick out.
Good: B. Ryan, Backes(What a beast of a player), Kesler, Callahan all stood out to me.
Good: Suter, and both Johnsons were the best D-men on the ice. Most others were solid as well.
Bad: Whitney better have his ass glued to the bench when we play top level teams.
Raflaski- When we play top tier teams I can see him being a problem defensively. Hope Suter is ready to cover his ass!
Overall this team is playing fast and physical. They need to clean up some things for sure but they will dangerous against anyone.
No problem! Just yesterday I was googling trying to figure out just exactly how the scoring et al works and came across lots of people trying to explain it in "layman's terms" yet really just confusing me more. Finally, deep within the google search, I came across that and wondered why people didn't just refer me to the link. It's explained so well!
Oh, and I am of Scottish heritage and really love the traditions. I live in Nashville but wanted something different next to my name as opposed to the American flag, so that's why I chose it.