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  1. #181
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    A week out is better than some of the speculation I've been hearing today.
    I think he hurt himself when he had a little tussle on the boards with Bryan Allen.
    I haven't read the TSN article yet, so it might be explained in there.
    It was pretty encouraging that Calgary were able to pull themselves together in the end because they looked a bit dodgy without Jarome.
    Of course Alex "five hole" Auld was a big help in that regard

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    Yeah!! Canada wins third straight 4-2. Way to go boys.

    Canada won its third straight gold medal at the world junior championship with a 4-2 win over Russia on Friday in Leksand, Sweden. Canada got goals from Andrew Cogliano, Bryan Little, Jonathan Toews and Brad Marchand to overcome the Russians.

    "It's unbelievable, a great feeling," Canadian forward Jonathan Toews told TSN. "Tonight was a battle from start to finish. The Russians are a great team but we came out hard and finished hard, too."

    The first three goals came in a 2:27 span late in the first period.

    Cogliano finished a beautiful passing play with Marc Staal and Ryan O'Marra, one-timing a shot past Semen Varlamov into the Russian net to open the scoring at 15:35.

    Less than two minutes later, Little swept in a powerplay goal to give Canada a two-goal cushion.

    Thirty-three seconds after that, Toews went upstairs on Varlamov for another powerplay goal to make it 3-0 for Canada.

    Marchand made it 4-0 six minutes into the second period, converting a feed from Toews after Steve Downie took a hit to set up the play.

    "The guys that we knew could score came through for us tonight," said Canadian coach Craig Hartsburg.

    Canada, however, soon got into penalty trouble and that helped the Russians break through.

    Pavel Valtenko scored a powerplay goal for Russia at 11:25 of the second period. His point shot appeared to deflect off traffic in front of Carey Price and found the back of the net.

    Gennady Churilov scored another powerplay goal late in the second period to bring the Russians within two goals heading into the final frame.

    Russia went 2-for-4 on the powerplay in the second period.

    The fast-paced game featured several scoring chances for both sides.

    Early in the first period, Canadian goalie Carey Price stopped Igor Makarov on a breakaway, with some help from Ryan Parent's speed on the back-check.

    Canada's first good chance came with Churilov in the penalty box. The puck came to Sam Gagne on a rebound, but it bounced over his stick in front of a wide open net.

    Andrey Kiryukhin's wrap around attempt in the middle of the first period looked dangerous, but was stopped calmly by Price.

    Kris Russell helped Price out early in the third period by sweeping the puck from the goal-line after a long shot had slipped through the Canadian goalie's pads.

    Kiryukhin got robbed again late in the second period. With Russia on a powerplay, he had Price down and out but found nothing but leather.

    Anton Krysanov had a brilliant chance to get Russia within one when he broke in alone on Price while Canada was on a two-man advantage early in the third, but his shot was stopped cold.

    "We got that quick start and it made it easier for me to play," said Price, who was named the tournament MVP and its top goaltender.

    It is the third straight year, and the sixth time since 1999, that Canada and Russia were playing for gold in this tournament.

    Last January in Vancouver, Canada put on a dominating display to win the gold medal with a 5-0 win over the Russians. It was the second straight gold medal win for Canada.

    "Winning in Europe is unbelievable," Staal said. "From the start (of the tournament) we just kept it simple. We clogged up the middle, teams got frustrated and turned it over."

    Russia beat Canada for gold in 2003, 2002 and 1999.

    Both teams were a perfect 4-0 in the round robin portion of the tournament this year. Canada beat the United States 2-1 in a shootout in one semifinal, while Russia beat Sweden 4-2 in the other semifinal.

    Earlier today, Erik Johnson scored the game-winner as the United States claimed the bronze medal with a 2-1 victory over Sweden.

    Tournament Awards

    Most Valuable Player - Carey Price, G, Canada

    All-star team

    Goaltender: Carey Price, Canada

    Defencemen: Erik Johnson, U.S., Kristopher Letang, Canada.

    Forward: Alexei Cherepanov, Russia; Patrick Kane, U.S.; Jonathan Toews, Canada.

    IIHF Best Player Awards

    Goaltender: Carey Price, Canada

    Defenceman: Erik Johnson, U.S.

    Forward: Alexei Cherepanov, Russia
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    Woo Hoo!! Way to go Canada!

    It was a good game! They really seemed to dominate the first period. The second and third I started to worry with the penalties, but they pulled it together! What a great job!

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    That's great news way to go team Canada.

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    Wooo Canada!! First period was great. Glad they hung on! Good to see Brad Marchand get a goal. Carey Price was great.

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    Damn you Canucks and your WJC viewing ability. **shakes fist**

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    COLD-fX/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports
    Eastern Conference
    (as of 12/18/06)


    Player NHL Club Votes
    Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh 626,175
    Alexander Ovechkin Washington 356,215
    Daniel Briere Buffalo 350,699
    Maxim Afinogenov Buffalo 342,022
    Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh 325,631
    Jaromir Jagr NY Rangers 249,346
    Chris Drury Buffalo 245,035
    Erik Cole Carolina 225,006
    Rod Brind'Amour Carolina 207,329
    Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta 187,499
    Marian Hossa Atlanta 155,389
    Saku Koivu Montreal 151,230
    Eric Staal Carolina 137,052
    *Thomas Vanek Buffalo 133,195
    *Marco Sturm Boston 131,701
    Brendan Shanahan NY Rangers 130,797
    Dany Heatley Ottawa 127,887
    Mats Sundin Toronto 127,374
    Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay 125,481
    Peter Forsberg Philadelphia 110,192
    Patrice Bergeron Boston 96,240
    Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa 91,439
    Olli Jokinen Florida 91,072
    Jason Spezza Ottawa 77,516
    Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay 67,148
    Simon Gagne Philadelphia 61,997
    Patrik Elias New Jersey 51,029
    Brad Richards Tampa Bay 50,937
    Brian Gionta New Jersey 47,581
    Michael Nylander NY Rangers 40,567
    Scott Gomez New Jersey 39,869
    Miroslav Satan NY Islanders 38,941

    *write-in candidate

    Ryan Miller Buffalo 410,660
    Martin Brodeur New Jersey 336,079
    Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh 293,670
    Cam Ward Carolina 158,672
    Andrew Raycroft Toronto 156,088
    Kari Lehtonen Atlanta 124,181
    Olaf Kolzig Washington 96,565
    *Cristobal Huet Montreal 90,859
    Henrik Lundqvist NY Rangers 90,750

    Brian Campbell Buffalo 422,573
    Sheldon Souray Montreal 394,226
    Bryan McCabe Toronto 388,387
    Zdeno Chara Boston 380,670
    Tomas Kaberle Toronto 363,046
    Jay Bouwmeester Florida 347,655
    Henrik Tallinder Buffalo 324,035
    Wade Redden Ottawa 240,027
    Dan Boyle Tampa Bay 196,119
    Brian Rafalski New Jersey 166,516
    Alexei Zhitnik Philadelphia 156,845
    Chris Phillips Ottawa 87,926

    The Western Conference will be updated tomorrow.

  9. #189
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    Buffalo is very well presented in the starting line-up.
    I wonder who else Lindy Ruff will select.
    I'd like to see Ilya Kovalchuk picked.
    With Hartley on the coaching team that probably increases his chances.
    I fear Dany Heatley will be there which will effectively put paid to me watching the game.

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    2007 Eastern Conference All-Star Team Starting Lineup

    Position Player NHL Club Votes A-S Game A-S Start
    Goal Ryan Miller Buffalo 539,635 1st 1st
    Defense Brian Campbell Buffalo 602,982 1st 1st
    Defense Sheldon Souray Montreal 534,647 2nd 1st
    Forward Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh 825,783 1st 1st
    Forward Daniel Briere Buffalo 475,857 1st 1st
    Forward Alexander Ovechkin Washington 475,297 1st 1st

    2007 Western Conference All-Star Team Starting Lineup

    Position Player NHL Club Votes A-S Game A-S Start
    Goal Roberto Luongo Vancouver 484,861 2nd 1st
    Defense Scott Niedermayer Anaheim 591,657 4th 2nd
    Defense Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit 573,069 9th 7th
    Forward Joe Thornton San Jose 663,931 4th 2nd
    Forward Joe Sakic Colorado 473,847 12th 4th *
    Forward Jonathan Cheechoo San Jose 444,885 1st 1st



    Roberto Luongo, VAN 484,861
    Miikka Kiprusoff, CGY 403,313
    Marty Turco, DAL 358,045
    J.S. Giguere, ANA 286,914
    Dwayne Roloson, EDM 223,035
    Nikolai Khabibulin, CHI 148,080
    Vesa Toskala *, SJS 129,351
    Tomas Vokoun, NSH 128,394
    Manny Fernandez, MIN 119,067


    Joe Thornton, SJS 663,931
    Joe Sakic, COL 473,847
    Jonathan Cheechoo, SJS 444,885
    Patrick Marleau, SJS 415,123
    Jarome Iginla, CGY 393,213
    Markus Naslund, VAN 342,583
    Teemu Selanne, ANA 335,149
    Martin Havlat, CHI 303,207
    Daniel Sedin, VAN 292,743
    Henrik Sedin, VAN 291,853
    Brenden Morrow, DAL 268,447
    Mike Modano, DAL 254,178
    Paul Kariya, NSH 198,855
    Ryan Smyth, EDM 177,615
    Pavel Datsyuk, DET 154,164
    Petr Sykora, EDM 146,993
    Brian Rolston, MIN 146,456
    Henrik Zetterberg, DET 139,735
    Rick Nash, CBJ 135,068
    Ales Hemsky, EDM 130,481
    Marian Gaborik, MIN 127,770
    Andy McDonald, ANA 115,863
    Milan Hejduk, COL 110,698
    Milan Michalek *, SJS 96,446
    Steve Sullivan, NSH 94,877
    Pavol Demitra, MIN 94,739
    Doug Weight, STL 89,348
    Ladislav Nagy, PHX 87,130
    Shane Doan, PHX 84,925
    Keith Tkachuk, STL 81,726
    Nikolai Zherdev, CBJ 72,723

    * write-in candidate


    Scott Niedermayer, ANA 591,657
    Nicklas Lidstrom, DET 573,069
    Rory Fitzpatrick *, VAN 550,177
    Chris Pronger, ANA 433,972
    Dion Phaneuf, CGY 395,168
    Scott Hannan, SJS 378,206
    Mattias Ohlund, VAN 326,717
    John-Michael Liles, COL 234,598
    Sergei Zubov, DAL 225,094
    Robyn Regehr, CGY 223,063
    Rob Blake, LAK 187,952
    Mathieu Schneider, DET 186,431
    Lubomir Visnovsky, LAK 177,650

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