I witnessed one of the best hockeygames I have seen in my entire life today. Sweden were knocked out, down with four goals but we rose on 9 and by a classic goal from the best player in the world we finally beat those finnish bastards.
Juventus should watch this game and see Mats Sundins face in when PJ scored that crucial 6-5 goal. They could learn a lot from this.
I don't care how it goes in the rest of this tournament this game has satisfied my hockeynerves for a year to come.
This was a classic hockey game, one of the absolutely best I have ever seen. Sweden played like shit the first period and we were down with four goals. Now something happened, one goal led to another and the swedes selfconfidence rose while the finnish got scared. Look at Forsbergs 5-5 goal, they weren't even trying to attack him.
Forsberg was the difference between a flip or a flop in the olympics. With him we would without doubt have beaten White Russia. I think we should have in mind that Sweden did one really good game. When we faced Canadas best possible team without our best player we still won with 5-2, I would rate this game higher than yesterdays gamesince we couldn't meet a harder opponent plus that it was more or less a home game for them. Still yesterday's game was top entertainment, when hockey is at it's best I think it is better than football I think.
It is just one hour left til' the semifinal, I don't know if i'm gonna watch it but I hope so.
I have put my bets on 5-3 and 4-3, to Sweden of course.
It is going to be a tough game, I would say that the teams are equal maybe Swedens two stars Sundin and Forsberg are bigger than Ziggy Palffy and Miroslav Satan (does anyone know why he has that name?).
In this game I thin it will be Sundin who will take the necessary responsibility. Mats has always been great in the yellow shirt, I don't think I have ever seen him do a bad game for Sweden. Now it is only fifteen minutes left.
Just as I could foresee Sundin would be the king in the semifinal. It was a great game by Sweden. The swedes controlled the game so much that it became boring after a while.
Sundin was the best player on the ice with two goal and one assist. Sundin who probably has the best backhand in the world proved that he could score with his forehand too. Tellqvist was brilliant in the goal and Zetterberg proved once again that he will take Sundins and Forsbergs place in the future. Forsberg didn't do his best game but the slovakian players were playing many dirty tricks on him but Forsberg got his revenge by tackling Palffy so bad that he had to leave the ice. Mika Hannulas 1-0 goal was brilliant and we will probably see him leave for the NHL next year, it wa a good decision from him not to leave already this year.
This was Swedens best game so far in the torunament though it wasn't as exciting as the game against Finland.