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Game in Progress - Sweden/Canada

Team Canada and Team Sweden are dueling it out at this very moment, the score currently 1-0 for Canada midway through the first.  Yesterday, Ken Campbell at THN wrote:

This semifinal represents everything that Canada and Sweden games usually are not. Under normal circumstances, Sweden is usually the team with the skill players and Canada almost always has a decided edge in goaltending. But that certainly won’t be the case when the two teams meet Friday.

The Swedes are sorely lacking NHL caliber talent up front, but they more than make up for that in goal where they have two-time Vezina Trophy finalist Henrik Lundqvist, a player who has an Olympic gold medal and an 11-2-4 record in World Championship play.

Campbell went on to write: “Advantage: Sweden (huge).”

Update 4:24pm PT: Winner: Canada (barely!)

To watch the game:

 

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Canada vs USA

Canada vs USA—3:30pm ET
Video —In Canada on TSN & RDS; In the USA, only by a paid feed; International viewers check here
AudioFan590 streaming live.
Info—Complete tournament schedule [PDF], and power rankings.

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So there’s some hype building in the World Championships.  TSN says it’s a “rivalry renewed” [video], and the Globe & Mail’s Roy MacGregor is ready for a couple of teams to “get their hate on.”

This post will update periodically with screenshots of the action during the game, and a box score link will always be provided at game time. 

Should be fun: it’s Team Tortorella vs Team Hitchcock, which might make for some seriously-bad language being thrown around. If I work on my lip-reading skills, perhaps I can transcribe some John Tortorella gems…

 

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