directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Crunch thumped + Team Canada edges US in thriller

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Crunch thumped + Team Canada edges US in thriller

If the Crunch were an over confident bunch after their 2 convincing wins over the Toronto Marlies they just handed a serious reality check courtesy of a 7-2 butt whipping last night.

The Crunch goaltender, Karhl Goehring, finally looked human only stopped 14 of 18 before getting pulled for Adam Munro who looked even worse.

DiCasmirro and Lindstrom picked up the tallies for the Crunch. Brassard collected another assist.

The Crunch didn't go down without a fight though. Konopka, Sestito, Smith and Dorsett all made sure of that each getting into fights and racking up game misconducts. How many times have the Jackets been blown out and just whimpered into the night? Not this group.

There are sure to be some suspensions handed down today for the late game antics.

The Crunch won't have to wait long to go back at it as they face off in game 4 tonight at 7:00.

No doubt they have been humbled and will be ready to play.

Team Canada led by CBJ bench boss Ken Hitchcock pulled out a 5-4 victory over the US scoring the winning goal with just seconds remaining.

Canada got off to a 3-0 lead before the US came storming back to to make it 3-2. Canada then scored to make it 4-2 and yet again the US came back to tie it. Unfortunately for the Stars and Stripes Danny Heatley, off a feed from Rick Nash (who had two helpers), scored the game winner with just 47 seconds remaining in the game.

The US gave Canada everything it could handle though out shooting them 33-29. Their young stars stepped up with Parise, O'Sullivan, Brown and Pominville getting on the score sheet. Burns, Healtey (with 2) and Roy scored for Canada.

Canada moves to 3-0 while the US drops to 2-1. Both should advance to the elimination round and I think I can speak for all us when I say hopefully these two squads meet again for a medal.


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