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    Mens IHWC QF: Russia (H2) vs USA (H3)

    Thursday May 16, 13:00 GMT+3

    Quarter-final between Russia and USA, discussion thread...
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    I wonder if Ovechkin will have any influence on this game...jet lag might be a factor for him.
    I just think the Americans will be in tough against the Russians in a do or die game.

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    I'm not expecting much from this game. If the US loses, no harm-we have a lot of youth on our team. That being said, if we do manage to win, I'll be doing cartwheels of joy.
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    USA will take it this time,
    I hope ;-)

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    USA undouptedly. Nothing about that. Russia looks worse and worse during the tournamet. No Malkin and Datsyuk this year.

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    If Russia would actually show up I have them winning, if not, should be a very good match. Hoping for Russia though.

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    The result of this game will depend on which Team USA and which Team Russia shows up for it.
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    Would obviously love to see the USA pull off the upset, but I don't see the World Champs going down in the quarters, especially after adding Alex Ovechkin.

    The American team has a better chance if they go with Gibson in net over Bishop, I think.

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    This is actually the best match up Russia could have hoped for, from the games in round robin despite it having been a close game I never really doubted the result unlike the game against the Slovaks although it also ended +2. Having said this I think this will depend on the mental state of the players which has been fragile since the loss to France. I am not sure when Ovechkin will get here and how much he can contribute of the bat, will he even start of will Bill save him for the semis should we make it? Last time he showed up late in the tourney he came with Semin so he did not need to get used new partners.

    Having said that US does not seem to have very tight defense nor the stamina to go for full 60 minutes. So it could be foriving for a few defensive mistake on our side.

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    I definitely see the US taking down the Russians here. Heart will win out, as it did in 5 out of 7 prelim round games.
    At least, i hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steigs View Post
    I definitely see the US taking down the Russians here. Heart will win out, as it did in 5 out of 7 prelim round games.
    At least, i hope so.
    Steigs stated it all for me.

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    Off to a good start. 2-1 USA after 1 period. Gibson is in goal for the Americans.

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    Alex Galchenyuk, together with his line, makes fun out of Russian defence-like (where D-men somewhat try but the forwards pretty much don't bother to contribute) and scores a beautiful "team goal", making it 4-1 for USA after the 2nd period.

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    OMG............that is all.

    U-S-A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    wooow... well done, USA :)))

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    USA 8, RUSSIA 3

    Most goals ever scored by the USA against Russia in either an IIHF World Championship or Olympic game.......the previous high was 5.

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    The Americans have heart for sure but one thing this game
    amply demonstrated is that these American kids have jets.
    Quite simply, they skated the Russians right into the ground,
    something that would have been inconceivable during the Soviet era.
    Ovie contributed a goal and an assist but that was not nearly
    enough in the face of this onslaught.
    To sum up Russia's performance...yeah, I can see why they lost to France.
    Seriously, what an inglorious end to their championship reign.
    It's a sobering result as the Russians prepare for Sochi.

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    Who could tell why it's hard for russians to play like a team. Why they have nowadays coaches without balls? So much talented players but no playbook or if it is, no one want to play with system.

    When the russians realize that hockey is playbook game today, they have really good chance to play finals all the time.

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    Jeez, I'm surprised (in a good way though). This American team is something, eh?
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    Hahaha Russia, what the hell, what a pathetic performance. Congrats to the US though.

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    I know that Russia has a tendency to have lapses with their working mentality every once in a while, but I never would have guessed they could be that undisclipined.

    My guess is that Bilyaletdinov will be browsing the wanted ads real soon.
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