directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Canada goes for gold!

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Canada goes for gold!

Its to bad we here in the states can't watch it but Team Canada goes for gold against the Russians today at the finals of the World Championships in Quebec City.

The game is 1:30 EST and at the very least can be followed over at

Hitch, Nash & Chimera will represent the Jackets for Cananda. Only former Jacket Sergei Fedorov will be suiting up for the Russians.

As a friend of mine suggested, wouldn't it be sweet if Chimera or Nash got a few big hits on their old teammate? Uh huh!

Leclaire will not start the final. Cam Ward gets the nod as Hitch will stick with his goalie rotation.

A big game no doubt. The last time the Canadians/Russians met in a World Championship final was in 1952.

Should be a great game. Good luck boys!



Goaliemon89 said...

Watch the game here:

Anonymous said...

Jay Bowmeester is TERRIBLE. Totally non-descript and his level of play is very, very poor. Is that a product of playing on a sucky team for so long or was he too over-hyped to begin with.

Ward should have had that save on the tying goal.

Nash--yeah, the penalty was unfortunate, but this team lost it in the third when they couldn't shut the Russians down when they had the two goal lead.

Doan chased on the wall in the OT that left Kovalchuyk wide open to take that shot.

It's a shame, but in the end the back end wasn't good enough. Add Robyn Regher, Phaneuf, Pronger to that back end and you have a guy who knows how to manage the game when the team is leading.