Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wow - Finland Makes Up Two Goal Deficit And Takes Bronze

Until tonight no team that had trailed by two or more goals had come back to win in this Olympics. However the Finns scored four unanswered goals (including an empty net insurance goal at 19:49) to take the Bronze Medal with a 5 - 3 win over Slovakia. So right now, by my reckoning, the only current or former Washington Capital wearing a Vancouver 2010 Medal is - can you believe it - Sami Lepisto. Lepisto has also been having a reasonable year for the Phoenix Coyotes as well.

In any case, it was a very well played, exciting game, I'm not and never have been an Olli Jokinen fan but he had a great game tonight, especially in the third period. In the end, for whatever reason Slovakia got into penalty trouble and couldn't hold onto the lead. So Finland follows up on their 2006 Silver Medal performance with a Bronze in 2010 and a couple of guys on the team move into Olympic History. Congrats to Teemu Selanne and his teammates who captured their fourth Men's Ice Hockey Medal in a row. I was of course rooting for the Slovaks since Milan Jurcina and Richard Zednick were both players I really liked while they were wearing Capitals uniforms. Maybe tomorrow night I should root for Sidney Crosby and Team Canada the way things have been going for the teams I'm pulling for in this event.

3 comments:

sleza said...

Actually we got silver in 2006 (because the team actually bothered to show up and try back then). I feel bad for Slovakia, they would've deserved the medal. Which is something I cannot say about my team

Usually Frustrated Caps Fan said...

My Mistake, I'll fix that error, sorry no disrespect to the Finn team intended

sleza said...

nah, it's cool :) i wouldn't probably remember it either if i wasn't from here