Giant (Margin Of Victory) Center

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For a while last night, a typo credited Scott Munroe with 60 minutes played for his two periods of work. After he made 19 saves in the third, already down 9-2, to make 33 overall, why not? He stopped a full game’s worth of shots. Seriously, how do you beat the Bears at Giant Center? […] [Read More]
Categories: Healey, Hershey, Postgame

Olympic Wrap, Day 10: Bronze Medal Game

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Finland 5, Slovakia 3 (No locals. All gone except two tomorrow.) Sunday’s championship United States vs. Canada, 3:15 p.m. [Read More]
Categories: International

B-E-A-R-S blog blog blog

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We’re hanging out at home tonight, waiting for the beginining of the one appearance in Hershey. We’ll toss up some liveblog thoughts as they come while we listen in to Phil. From the pregame lineups, looks like Gillies, Morency and Rechlicz are out. The Thursday-morning permutation thus appears possible; it was a little shaken up, […] [Read More]
Categories: Hershey, Postgame, Pregame

Local Olympic Wrap, Day 9: Semifinals

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United States 6, Finland 1 Chris Drury, USA: 0-0-0, one shot, even Jonathan Quick, USA: DNP Canada 3, Slovakia 2 Sunday’s championship United States vs. Canada, 3:15 p.m. Saturday’s bronze-medal game Finland vs. Slovakia, 10 p.m. [Read More]
Categories: General

Local Olympic Wrap, Day 9: Semifinals

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United States 6, Finland 1 Chris Drury, USA: 0-0-0, one shot, even Jonathan Quick, USA: DNP Canada 3, Slovakia 2 Sunday’s championship United States vs. Canada, 3:15 p.m. Saturday’s bronze-medal game Finland vs. Slovakia, 10 p.m. [Read More]

Koskinen closer

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One nice thing at practice as the snow blew around outside: One big goalie occasionally taking pucks. Mikko Koskinen doesn’t have a timetable, but he has the pads on again. “I’m doing butterflies, 50 or 60 a day,” Koskinen said. “There’s no pain. We don’t want to take a risk, it’s been so long with […] [Read More]

Snowicane

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Edit: K.Strang reports a four-year extension for Andrew MacDonald. While we await Snowpocalypse IV or whatever it is… Dustin Kohn remains a man without a country (or team) (or really just playing time). He’s still here, there’s no word if or when he’s going back up, and he will reportedly not make the trip to […] [Read More]
Categories: Hughes, Kohn, The Big Club

Tough one

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Team toughness, as Jeremy Reich said, goes beyond fighting. It’s about hitting, and it’s about sticking up for each other. Consider that accomplished in the first period. And then comes the second, and a goal early with Jaffray lost all alone down low, and a goal in the final seconds, apparently a bad-luck carom off […] [Read More]

Survive and Advance

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So we move from a team that pulls out a 1-0 win (plus empty-netter) to two teams that played a 1-0 game a few days ago… BRIDGEPORT F: Reich-Moore (A)-Figren Smith-Mauldin (A)-Joensuu Bentivoglio-Haskins-Martin Gillies-Haley-Rechlicz D: Witt-Flood Wotton (C)-Klementyev Gleed-Westgarth G: Munroe Lawson ABBOTSFORD F: Jaffray (A)-Backlund-Van der Gulik Latendresse-Sutter (A)-Weller Cunning-Murray (C)-R. Armstrong Grantham-Smolenak-Watt D: […] [Read More]

Local Olympic Wrap, Day 8: Quarterfinals

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United States 2, Switzerland 0 Chris Drury, USA: 0-0-0, even, one shot Jonathan Quick, USA: DND Tobias Stephan, SUI: DNP Canada 7, Russia 3 Denis Grebeshkov, RUS: 0-1-1, even, one shot Finland 2, Czech Republic 0 Filip Kuba, CZE: 0-0-0, even, one shot Slovakia 4, Sweden 3 Mattias Weinhandl, SWE: 0-0-0, no shots, even Friday’s […] [Read More]