I've had the day off, and when I started watching Sweden-Russia, I heard the surprising news that Switzerland had defeated Czech Republic 3-2. Unfortunately, the Swiss didn't have Martin Gerber in goal with a chance to redeem himself. They were very happy with the play of David Aebischer, who stopped 40 of 42 Czech shots.
Finland continued their romp through pool A with a 6-0 pasting of Italy. They've yet to yield a goal, but their road will become much tougher when they face Czech Republic on Saturday.
Russia sort of dominated Sweden after a scoreless first period. It ended up 5-0, but loudmouth Ilya Kovalchuk was held pointless. They will face Kazahkstan on Saturday.
I started flicking back and forth between the Sweden-Russia game and the USA-Sweden Men's curling. It was a really good game, and USA ended up with an upset victory thanks to some great rocks by Pete Fenson in the ninth and tenth ends.
Actually, before the USA-Kazakhstan hockey game, I ought to be watching the Women's curling versus Sweden. Yes, I'll admit that part of the draw is that our team features the Johnson sisters, who are quite good looking. I'm upset that the Canadian team doesn't feature any of the girls I developed crushes on during last year's Tournament of Hearts.
Edit: That curling match isn't on TV. Alas...
5 years ago