February 22, 2006

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......: 2006 Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals GameTime Thread for 1/4 Finals. The single elimination, no holds barred, loser go home.... The 8 Finest National Hockey Teams on the Planet play for the Gold! 4 Big Games, Enjoy.....

posted by skydivedad to gametime at 09:23 AM - 51 comments

NoMich leads the way with lots of points on the line today. Several players are in position, who can win it all? Pool Play doesn't matter now. Win or go home. 1st Up SWE vs. SUI

posted by skydivedad at 09:26 AM on February 22, 2006

I had to come to work toady so I'm depending on you Spofites for commentary today. Doc, can you update the "most recent games thread" link for me again?

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:30 AM on February 22, 2006

The finals are on January 4th? Who won? </snark> Technically, pool play still matters for us. :) Those who picked the USA high, for instance, will be at a disadvantage from this point on.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:30 AM on February 22, 2006

njsk8r but it's SpoFi play Hokey to watch Olympic Hockey Day!

posted by skydivedad at 09:32 AM on February 22, 2006

Anyone watching the curling? The Canadian women are down by three in the last end against the Swiss. Wish I could get shot-by-shot commentary somewhere.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:33 AM on February 22, 2006

Anybody got a guess on Total Goals scored today? 16 Here's SUI vs. SWE Puck is dropped......

posted by skydivedad at 09:37 AM on February 22, 2006

Aww crap, that looks bad, Doc. I'll need to write at least one column about womens curling before this is over, or else, well, I'll feed bad. What's with the crappy hockey schedule? Quasi-simultaneous games? Give us a break, IOC!

posted by qbert72 at 09:37 AM on February 22, 2006

The Canadian women are down by three in the last end Apparently they play ten ends nowadays. Who knew? Grrr... I'll have trouble adding YOUR comment, SpoFi!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:38 AM on February 22, 2006

but it's SpoFi play Hokey to watch Olympic Hockey Day! I know, but I haven't learned enough Autolisp to make the drawings draw themselves. I've been working extra hours but I'm still 2 weeks behind. I gotta please the customers if I want to keep my job. I'll say 21 goals today.

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:38 AM on February 22, 2006

DrJE, the official Torino web site says down by 2 in the 10th, but SUI with the hammer. Doesn't look good.

posted by Amateur at 09:39 AM on February 22, 2006

1-0 SWE Sedin from the near point... early 1st

posted by skydivedad at 09:41 AM on February 22, 2006

Doesn't look good at all. A steal of 2 is not a small feat. Woah, the Swedes are not wasting time. Who's in net for Switzerland?

posted by qbert72 at 09:41 AM on February 22, 2006

SWE PP.......

posted by skydivedad at 09:42 AM on February 22, 2006

Well, they stole three in the third end, so it's only fair. Who's in net for Switzerland? Gerber, baby.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:43 AM on February 22, 2006

Gerber in Goal for SUI..

posted by skydivedad at 09:44 AM on February 22, 2006

SUI PK unit excellent this tourney.. Nice PK SUI.. Having trouble posting..

posted by skydivedad at 09:45 AM on February 22, 2006

they stole three in the third end Nope, that wasn't a steal. Anyway, Canada loses 7-5. OK, no more curling talk. We're like those annoying guests at the Super Bowl party who want to switch the channel to see the score in the hockey game.

posted by Amateur at 09:45 AM on February 22, 2006

No, I like the curling updates keep'em coming

posted by skydivedad at 09:47 AM on February 22, 2006

SUI big pressure on Lundquist.. Nice Stop ...

posted by skydivedad at 09:48 AM on February 22, 2006

Curling updates don't bother me at all.

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:48 AM on February 22, 2006

SUI Goal......... tie 1-1..

posted by skydivedad at 09:49 AM on February 22, 2006

A steal of three is the best end of your curling life, or you're playing someone who can't shoot straight. I've never played curling, mind you, just watched the pros. Amateur: what's the score of the hockey game? ;-)

posted by qbert72 at 09:49 AM on February 22, 2006

Striet SUI Captain... at 8:27

posted by skydivedad at 09:50 AM on February 22, 2006

Nope, that wasn't a steal. I missed the lack of scoring in the first end. I gotta start finishing these cups of coffee. Ah well... looks like that's that. Bronze medal, here we come!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:51 AM on February 22, 2006

The Swedish coach is so fired if they lose to Switzerland after his talk of throwing the last preliminary game. Mark Streit! Our 7th, useless D-man who's apparently playing like he's Bobby Orr now.

posted by qbert72 at 09:51 AM on February 22, 2006

SpoFi play Hokey to watch Olympic Hockey Day I'm "working from home" today so I can watch the quarters (and because I have a new sofa being delivered). 1-1 after a SUI goal. I hope they continue to keep things interesting.

posted by 86 at 09:52 AM on February 22, 2006

Women's curling wrapup, then: SWE defeats NOR 5-4 SUI defeats CAN 7-5 CAN will play NOR for the bronze medal tomorrow. Hockey updates, that's what you guys are here for...

posted by Amateur at 09:52 AM on February 22, 2006

Lundquist nice save on the break-away.......

posted by skydivedad at 09:53 AM on February 22, 2006

Woah, almost a Sundin break-away following by a near 2-1 SUI lead. Alas, it's still 1-1.

posted by 86 at 09:53 AM on February 22, 2006

86.......... Nice Sofa ;-)

posted by skydivedad at 09:54 AM on February 22, 2006

SWE on PP Paterlini take a seat....

posted by skydivedad at 09:57 AM on February 22, 2006

SWE Goal Modin from Forsberg......2-1

posted by skydivedad at 09:58 AM on February 22, 2006

Goal! Sweden

posted by 86 at 09:58 AM on February 22, 2006

No sofa yet. Should be here within the hour.

posted by 86 at 09:59 AM on February 22, 2006

You mean you're really waiting for a sofa? How convenient! Have the ottoman delivered on Friday, OK?

posted by qbert72 at 10:00 AM on February 22, 2006

Oh yeah, I really waiting for a sofa. Best day of the year so far, easily. Not because of the sofa mind you, but because I get to sit at home, work sparingly, and watch hockey. I'm easy to please.

posted by 86 at 10:04 AM on February 22, 2006

Game update: A 700 pound polar bear just climbed the glass and is now centering the Swiss team's third line.

posted by 86 at 10:05 AM on February 22, 2006

Period one over. 2-1 Sweden. No sofa.

posted by 86 at 10:07 AM on February 22, 2006

2-1 SWE after 1st......

posted by skydivedad at 10:07 AM on February 22, 2006

A 700 pound polar bear just climbed the glass and is now centering the Swiss team's third line. Talk about a power forward.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:09 AM on February 22, 2006

That neutral zone SWE trap is giving the SUI fits.... as well as their size..

posted by skydivedad at 10:09 AM on February 22, 2006

I'm guessing the "I'll work from home today" line works better in the US than in Canada during a hockey tournament. Me, I'm self-employed, so everything is gravy. Although I am restricting my TV time to lunch time and the Canada game for today. So I'm counting on you guys for updates.

posted by qbert72 at 10:12 AM on February 22, 2006

BOB COLE: And a penalty's coming to the Swiss! Streit touches the puckólet's see what the call is. It looks like the bear's going to the box for goaltender interference. HARRY NEALE: Let's have a look at the replay to see if we can spot the infraction. Oh yes. Yes, the bear swallows Henrik Lundqvist whole. Good call by Dan Marouelli. BOB COLE: And for that, the bear'll serve two or less!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:13 AM on February 22, 2006

Good thing he swallowed him whole. It could of been an extra 2 for drawing blood.

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:16 AM on February 22, 2006

I'll be flipping channels soon USA vs. FIN starts shortly....... WTF NBC. IOC This sucks!

posted by skydivedad at 10:18 AM on February 22, 2006

don't even joke about that drjohn. it would be just our luck that our goalie would get eaten by a bear at the olympics.

posted by goddam at 10:23 AM on February 22, 2006

ouch... Face Plant into the end boards SWE player Oulan ........ down on the ice

posted by skydivedad at 10:25 AM on February 22, 2006

SWE Goal Zetterberg.... 3-1 under review good

posted by skydivedad at 10:29 AM on February 22, 2006

I swear that if that bear (or anyone) touches Lundqvist, I'll beat them with Jarko Ruutu's right arm.

posted by 86 at 10:32 AM on February 22, 2006

DiPietro in Goal USA Niittimaki in Goal FIN Puck is dropped....

posted by skydivedad at 10:35 AM on February 22, 2006

Jarkko Ruutu is making a good impression on me in this tournament. He's consistently delivering solid, semi-dirty hits. Just the kind of hits you need in the playoffs. This guy could be the new Tikkanen. Finland has two goals against in the whole tournament so far, which is insane.

posted by qbert72 at 10:36 AM on February 22, 2006

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