2010 Winter Olympics: A Look at the Fallout of Super Sunday

February 23rd, 2010 by Kyle Holland Leave a reply »
Sunday was probably one of the best back to back to back matchups in Olympic or more importantly hockey history. The past Sunday as we all know was a re-match of the past three Olympic gold Medal finals.

Russia and Czech Republic were having a hard fought battle, and the game could've gone either way until Alexander Ovechkin made a game changing tilt. No, for once it wasn't a goal, but a hard crushing open ice hit on Czech superstar Jaromir Jagr, and the turnover led to the game winning goal by Evgeni Malkin. With the 4-2 win, Russia successfully earned their number one spot in their pool like expected and the bye to the quarterfinals.

The big matchup, the biggest anticipated game thus far in the Olympics between USA and Canada, did live up to every bit of the hype. However, Team USA came up on top and not Canada. The Old guy on the team, Brian Rafalski, gave probably the best (player) individual performance in the tournament with two goals and an assist. Rafalski almost had a hat trick had his shot not touched Langunbrunner's stick, but I'm sure Rafalski could care less. The puck still went in the net.

Ryan Miller, with all the hopes of medalin ...

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