May 11, 2003

Canada wins gold at World Hockey Championships: with a 3-2 OT victory over Sweden described as a classic. The winning goal was controversial (check a real media version thereof) and the Canadians were buoyed, again, by lucky loonies. Woo!

posted by gspm to hockey at 01:14 PM - 3 comments

Definitely a classic. Good game. I don't know why the goal is controversial, though? When you view it frame by frame (and zoomed in, as they showed on TSN), you can clearly see the puck in the net with some white ice between it and the goal line. Sundin was great, though he failed to capitalize on his three (?!) breakaways. Being the Leaf fan, I'm rather torn about his performance: a part of me is glad that he was the best forward in the tourney; another part of me is wondering where the hell this game's Mats was during game seven; and the last part is laughing at his constant futility. Either way, it's good to see the Edmonton Oilers -- er, Team Canada -- get that WC gold back.

posted by mkn at 04:32 PM on May 11, 2003

Why is it that we can never see these games in the US? Congrats to Canada, my native land! (borh there in 1971!)

posted by jasonbondshow at 05:01 PM on May 11, 2003

I think this game was available on the dish in the USA, but not on digital cable.

posted by PJ at 12:22 PM on May 12, 2003

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