Thursday, May 10, 2007

2007 World Hockey Championship
Quarter-final results

Russia 4, Czech Republic 0
Sweden 7, Slovakia 4
Canada 5, Switzerland 1
Finland 5, USA 4 (SO)

The Americans had a great tournament considering they had the youngest team in the world championship (and perhaps the youngest U.S. entry ever), so it's unfortunate that they bowed out in a shootout. Canada, meanwhile, had the easiest match-up of the teams in the elimination round, and handily disposed of the Swiss.

Russia's the team to watch here, still, given all of their firepower, although I wouldn't bet against Dwayne Roloson in the Canadian goal. Sweden has an almost entirely non-NHL club, which should mean another easy target for the Canucks, but you never do know in these one-game-takes-all scenarios.

Semi-final schedule

Russia v. Finland
Canada v. Sweden



At 8:54 p.m., May 10, 2007, Blogger Brushback said...

Russia's Alexei Morozov (the top scorer in the tournament) might be injured (link).

Just a tip for only you, James.

At 1:31 a.m., May 11, 2007, Blogger J. Michael Neal said...


At 4:48 p.m., May 11, 2007, Blogger Brushback said...

By the way, word is now that Morozov is definitely out. Sergei Brylin is taking his place.


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