U18 WJC: Group B - Discuss games, players here

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  1. Predatore

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    GROUP A
    Czech Republic
    Finland
    Norway
    Russia
    Slovakia

    Results
    08 April: Norway vs. Russia 4-8
    08 April: Czech Rep vs. Slovakia 1-1
    09 April: Finland vs. Norway 9-0
    10 April: Russia vs. Czech Rep 1-1
    10 April: Slovakia vs. Finland 2-2
    11 April: Norway vs. Slovakia 2-8
    12 April: Czech Rep vs. Norway 7-0
    12 April: Russia vs. Finland 5-2
    13 April: Finland vs. Czech Rep 1-1
    13 April: Slovakia vs. Russia 2-2

    Current Standings
    1. Russia, 6p
    2. Czech Rep, 5p
    3. Slovakia, 5p
    4. Finland, 4p
    5. Norway, 0p

    Basic rules
    - The top 3 teams make the playoffs
    - The team that finishes first advance directly to the semifinal
     
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  2. Predatore

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    the top 4 teams are really close in this group (although Finland has yet to play russia, the czechs and slovakia). Feels bad that one of these teams will not make the medal round.
     
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    There's no making sense of this mess of a group, Slovakia-Finland 2-2. Both teams almost committed suicide with ten two min minors for Slovaks and eleven for Finns.

    Finland and Russia are in similar situations with two tough games left. For both teams two victories mean a certain semifinal spot and two defeats certain elimination, it's pretty scary in that respect. The Central Europeans are more driftwood-like at this point; with two victories they can still be topped or two defeats still saved.
     
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    Imagine if the top 4 teams end the group play with the exact amount of points. Drama.
     
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    I`ve heard referee was really miserable. I think it`s great start for Slovak Team.
     
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    I've never seen a Finnish national team go down mainly because of penalties, but at this rate that's exactly what's happening in this tournament. Russia leads with two powerplay goals after the first period, with six minors for Finland and five for Russia. I hope the coach yells his guts out at either the players or the referee, whichever must take the blame.

    At least the Lionettes have a two-man PP to start the second period with. Time to capitalize.
     
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    The two-man PP was brought to an end by a *drum roll* penalty, but five minutes later another PP proved fruitful. Korpikoski is now tied with Tukonen and Nokelainen at five points, but the trio was apparently broken for this game with Tuomainen replacing Tukonen, who went ahead to form a skill-overload line with Jokila and Alikoski.

    Another penalty, this time for Russia. Keep up the chase! Russia keeps kicking other teams' posteriors at this level so often that I'd really hate to have them win now that the teams are at least fairly equal.
     
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    Unbelievably tight group.
    Looks like Finland is losing then, could be a costly defeat.. although a win against Czech Republic tomorrow could be enough. Guess it depends a bit on the Slovakia - Russia game also.
     
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    Korpikoski is really having a good showing, he was mentioned (and talked very highly of) in Redline a month or two ago. Maybe he could be a good pickup in the second round?
     
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    Congrats to Khudobin, I've never heard of a goalie scoring in an international tournament before. Finland's last chance is to learn primadonna hockey in one night to avoid penalties. A victory will take them to quarterfinals, and a tie will be enough if Russia beats Slovakia.
     
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    FIN-CZE 1-0 in the third period (Tukonen from Wirtanen), an epic duel between Rask and Schwarz. Those two really are worth their hype.
     
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    end of that game. 1-1
     
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    If I understand it correctly, team Slovakia must today against Russia
    1) win or
    2) get a tie

    to make the playoffs. It will definitely not be an easy task for them.
     
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    First the game tortured me for ages with the site giving no indication of how much time was left, and just as I thought they were getting away with it, BLAM. In the very last minute.

    If Slovakia takes the cake by beating Russia and eliminates Finland, hey, that's a defeat, but if they *dare* to play a tie (Russia gets their top spot and Slovakia makes the quarterfinals), heads will roll.

    I still have more than an hour to convert my shrine to Tuukka the Savior to that to Khudobin.
     
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    Looks good for us, we are leading 2:0 in 2nd period.
    Once again duo Tomanek-Zagrapan scored.
     
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    game over.
    Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the medal round, while Finland will play Denmark and Belarus in the relegation play.
     
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    I guess I was asking for it.
     
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    So anyone know what the matchups will be?

    US, RUS have the bye?
     
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    should be

    Quarterfinals
    Sweden vs. Czech Republic
    Canada vs. Slovakia

    Semifinal
    USA vs. Canada/Slovakia
    Russia vs. Sweden/Czech Republic

    .. if I am not mistaken
     
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    It should be like this
    Q-finals
    Slovakia-Canada
    Czech Republic-Sweden

    Semifinals
    USA vs. CZE/SWE
    RUS vs. SVK/CAN
     
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    Since you are Slovakian, can you give some insight on these players? Zagrapan is 2005 eligible, right? Also, why is Meszaros not playing?
     
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    Meszaros is a late '85.
     
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