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USA Hockey

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by starBUCKS, May 2, 2004.

  1. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    I am getting pumped about the international hockey coming to Columbus this summer. Team USA is getting better every year. I think Olympic Hockey is right up there with the best events. Our boys are looking good in the World Championships, but don't get great coverage. Here's an article on how they are doing.

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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=10 width=502 bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE: USA EDGES RUSSIA, CANADA BEATS LATVIA
    Filed 05.01.2004

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    Team USA rallied from one-goal down to post a 3-2 win over Team Russia on Saturday. Blue Jackets prospect Alexander Guskov registered an assist in the game, his fourth point in five games to rank amoung the tournament's defenseman scoring leaders. Ty Conklin (Edmonton) turned aside 33-of-35 shots for the win. Chris Drury (Buffalo) netted the game-winner with 4:35 remaining in the game. Dustin Brown (Los Angeles) opened the scoring 8:54 into the game. Russia answered with a pair of second period goals, the first by Dmitry Yushkevich, the second by Andrei Bashkirov. Team USA tied the score midway through the third period on Ryan Malone's (Pittsburgh) team-leading third goal of the tournament.

    Canada ran its winning streak to three games with a 2-0 shutout over Latvia on Friday. Roberto Luongo (Florida) made 33 saves for his first shutout of the tournament. Patrice Bergeron (Boston) scored the game-winner 12:38 into the first period and Scott Niedermayer (New Jersey) added the insurance goal early in the second frame.

    The Czech Republic remained perfect with a 2-0 shutout of Austria on Friday. David Vyborny assisted on the game-winner, scored by Jaromir Jagr at the 4:21 mark of the second period. Vyborny and Jaroslav Spacek each has two points in the tournament. Tomas Vokoun stopped 14 shots for his second shutout in four tournament appearances.

    In other action on Friday, Marian Hossa (Ottawa) and Ronald Petrovicky (Atlanta) scored second period goals to lead Slovakia to a 2-0 win over Russia. Samuel Pahlsson scored with 0:55 left in the game to lift Sweden to a 1-1 tie against Finland. Former Jacket Petteri Nummelin scored Finland's goal.

    In other action on Saturday, Olli Jokinen (Florida) registered two goals and an assist to lead Finland over Denmark, 6-0. Olaf Kolzig (Washington) made 32 saves as Germany beat Austria, 3-1. Latvia and Switzerland battled to a 1-1 tie in a goaltending duel between Arturs Irbe (Carolina) and Martin Gerber (Anaheim).

    United States (carried 1 point from Preliminary Round)
    Sat., May 1 - Russia (W, 3-2)
    Sun., May 2 - Sweden
    Tue., May 4 - Denmark

    Canada (carried 3 points from Preliminary Round)
    Fri., April 30 - Latvia (W, 2-0)
    Sun., May 2 - Germany
    Mon., May 3 - Czech Republic

    Czech Republic (carried 4 points from Preliminary Round)
    Fri., April 30 - Austria
    Sun., May 2 - Switzerland
    Mon., May 3 - Canada

    Russia (carried 2 points from Preliminary Round)
    Fri., April 30 - Slovakia (L, 0-2)
    Sat., May 1 - USA (L, 2-3)
    Mon., May 3 - Finland

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