Thursday, January 6, 2011

Russians Are The JWC Hockey Champions! Video.

Who could have thought that, trailing 0-3 after two periods in the hostile territory versus the praised and the toughest Canadian team, the Russians would pull the craziest comeback in the history of hockey? May be just some die-hard fans, like myself, but certainly not the ones in attendance last night.

However, not only did the Russians tie, but scored two more goals to "bury" the canucks in the ice of the HSBC Arena. The scorers: Kitsyn, Tarasenko, Dvurechenskiy, and Panarin (twice). Video:

Last night I believed in miracles, and I was almost ready to believe in fairy-tales. And the fairy-tale it was! Some compare the yesterday's game with the Miracle On Ice of 1980. But I think it is by far the most stunning moment in sport, much greater than what has happened in Lake Placid.

Wednesday's thriller culminated in the triumph of the Russian never-say-die character, much of which had been forgotten lately by many. The boys in the white-red-and-blue jerseys showed the world, what their country was all about.

My friends, this is Russia!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

U20 Hockey Championship: Russia To Face Canada In The Final! Video.

The Russian under-twenty national hockey team has given its fans a great present for the New Year's! They got into the final of the World Ice-Hockey Championship by beating Sweden in shootouts.

Unlike the beginning of the tournament, Russia started the match vigorously: leading 2-0 by the 28th minute.Video of the first goal:

Video of the second goal:

But then the Swedes not only tied the game but went up by one. The 2-3 score remained until the minute and a half left in the third period, when Kalinin tied during the crash-the-net effort of his team.

Video of the third goal:

In the shootouts Russia's Golubev was victorious over Lener, and the goalie, Shikin, saved on all Swedish attempts.

Great performance and the display of never-say-die character lead Russia to face the Canucks in the final on Wednesday! Good luck, comrades!

Dear readers, I will post video highlights of the final game, once they are available. See you back here soon.