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Open Post- Last Two Quarterfinal Games - USA/Czech Republic and Canada/Latvia

Two games at 12:00pm ET today and the winner of each of these games will play each other in the semifinals on Friday.

USA vs. Czech Republic on USA Network and TSN2 while Canada vs. Latvia on MSNBC and CBC.

Enjoy ahd feel free to discuss the games.

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SK77's avatar

YYeeeaaaahhhhhhaaawwww USA. Early lead! 1-0.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:07 PM ET

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Wow, dont know whos in net for CZE, but he looked oblivious to VanRiemdyk’s play

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:09 PM ET

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Cant believe they’re still talking about Oshie.  Kessel has a natural hattrick, but Oshie’s still getting blown for his shootout prowess.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:11 PM ET

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Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 12:09 PM ET

Ondřej “You mean I’m supposed to hug the entire post?” Pavelec of Winnipeg Jets fame.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:11 PM ET

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Which US defenseman just roofed that into their own net?

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:12 PM ET

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McDonough

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:13 PM ET

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Which US defenseman just roofed that into their own net?
Posted by some kid on 02/19/14 at 12:12 PM ET

he didnt roof, it, it went off of Suters skate on the clear attempt.  Same result though.  Game will be hard enough for them without those kinds of shenanigans

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:14 PM ET

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Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 12:14 PM ET

Thanks for the help on that. All I’ve got is the BBC feed again and they’re fuchin’ clueless. Didn’t even show a good replay of the goal and they keep talking about how the Czechs scored it on a great shot, when it looked to me that it was an own goal – or in this case off Suter’s skate on the clear attempt.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:17 PM ET

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Czechs are starting to dominate. Wake up, USA.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:18 PM ET

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Thanks for the help on that. All I’ve got is the BBC feed again and they’re fuchin’ clueless.

It aint footie, so it dont count.  CZE looked like they were on a PP

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:20 PM ET

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Have I not watched enough yet, or has Parise been mostly invisible in the tourney?

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 01:26 PM ET

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US has to sort out there coverage, they keep watching the puck and the CZE forwards sneaking into scoring areas.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:28 PM ET

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Have I not watched enough yet, or has Parise been mostly invisible in the tourney?
Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 12:26 PM ET

I thought he had one good game along the way, but I confess I haven’t payed all that much attention.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:29 PM ET

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US has to sort out there coverage, they keep watching the puck and the CZE forwards sneaking into scoring areas.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 12:28 PM ET

Definitely. Quick is looking shaky as well.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:30 PM ET

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I’ve enjoyed the hell out of the entire US blue line, and especially how much Fowler has improved.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 01:31 PM ET

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The Czechs really know how to use the open ice in the O-zone.  Now if they didnt have Pavelec in net, they might have a real chance in this tourney.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:31 PM ET

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Canada and Latvia tied 1-1 after the first period. Interesting….

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:36 PM ET

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Latvia scored (!)

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 01:36 PM ET

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Could be 2 “upsets” in one day?

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:38 PM ET

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Backes, again. 3-1 USA.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:38 PM ET

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Could be 2 “upsets” in one day?

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 12:38 PM ET

Latvia over Canada would be a SHOCKING upset.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 01:39 PM ET

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NIce roof job by Backes

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:39 PM ET

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Latvia over Canada would be a SHOCKING upset.
Posted by some kid on 02/19/14 at 12:39 PM ET

lol, agreed.  Nolan would love nothing more than to shove it in Team Canada’s face.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:40 PM ET

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Latvia over Canada would be a SHOCKING upset.

holding your breath over that could be life threatening.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 01:44 PM ET

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Just occurred to me that, should the US advance, they will have last change in the next round.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 01:45 PM ET

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wow, Canada outshot Latvia 16-6?  Who is net for them?  He got a work out.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:49 PM ET

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Man, that Latvian goalie is playing unconscious.  Canada’s had 3 or 4 point blank shots to open the period and hes shut all of them down.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 01:55 PM ET

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Czechs ran out of gas against the Slovaks yesterday.  my guess is they’re going in the same direction today.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 02:01 PM ET

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Have I not watched enough yet, or has Parise been mostly invisible in the tourney?
Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 12:26 PM ET

He just scored a PP goal to make it 4-1 about mid-way through the third.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/19/14 at 02:15 PM ET

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Sorry, make that midway through the SECOND period.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/19/14 at 02:18 PM ET

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Sorry, make that midway through the SECOND period.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/19/14 at 01:18 PM ET

Yep, still plenty of time for it to get even more ugly. I’ve switched over to Canada v. Latvia at this point. Wondering how long the poor bastards (Latvia) can survive. They’re just playing shutdown clog up in the middle to keep Canada to the outside, thus negative any scoring advantage Olympic Ice is supposed to offer.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 02:20 PM ET

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Sorry, pulled a Garth there. I meant “negating any scoring advantage.”

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 02:21 PM ET

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Man, that Latvian goalie is playing unconscious.  Canada’s had 3 or 4 point blank shots to open the period and hes shut all of them down.
Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 12:55 PM ET

With 5 to go in the second, Kristers Gudlevskis has faced 30 shots. I doubt he can stand up to that sort of barrage for another 25 minutes, but I sure hope so.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/19/14 at 02:22 PM ET

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Goalie change for Czech Rep. New guy is three for three.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/19/14 at 02:23 PM ET

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With 5 to go in the second, Kristers Gudlevskis has faced 30 shots. I doubt he can stand up to that sort of barrage for another 25 minutes, but I sure hope so.

Two words: Jean-Sébastien Giguère

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 02:25 PM ET

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I’ve switched to Lat v. Can.  Couldn’t resist.  Mickey would say, if he were calling this game, that there is a bad smell hanging around.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 02:27 PM ET

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Two Three words: Jean-Sébastien Giguère
Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 01:25 PM ET

Fixed.  wink

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/19/14 at 02:29 PM ET

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Mickey would say, if he were calling this game, that there is a bad smell hanging around.

My thoughts exactly.  And good call on the Guigere comparison.  Painful memory, but good comparison

Posted by Hootinani on 02/19/14 at 02:36 PM ET

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I’ve switched to Lat v. Can.  Couldn’t resist.  Mickey would say, if he were calling this game, that there is a bad smell hanging around.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/19/14 at 01:27 PM ET

Canada is one Carey Price brain fart away from becoming a nation full of sad sack hosers.

Posted by SK77 on 02/19/14 at 02:37 PM ET

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20 minutes more and they are playing for medals.

US Olympic team up 4-1 after two periods = relaxed confidence.

2013-2014 Detroit Red Wings up 4-1 after two periods = nervous doubt.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/19/14 at 02:38 PM ET

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