WC: May 2 GDT - Belarus vs. Austria

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  1. Predatore

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    The most interesting two teams after the first games.

    Austria played a great hard checking, fast and physical tempo that made their goalie look better than he had to be that day. A couple of talented forwards making chances by themselves.

    Belarus had a goalie stand on his head and make many solid saves and the forwards created scoring chances and set up well on the powerplay, knew how to keep the puck in the offensive zone for stretches.

    Team Defense & Surges
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    Hot Goalie and Offensive Formations

    Prediction: 2-1 Austria on a Setzinger goal late.
     
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    it will be a tougher game for Austria than the opening day game against Russia. Traditionally Austria has had a hard time against teams that play a more physical game and a more similar style to their own. A lot will depend on who is the hotter goalie and what team can bring out their best hockey this evening.

    If Austria manages to not play overly nervous we will win this game 2-1 or 3-1. But it can also just as easily go the other way...
     
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    The key for Austria will be to shut down Grabovsky, Kostitsyn, Tsyplakov and Koltsov and to be patient in the offensive zone.

    But this is going to be a close game which could go either way. Both teams play a similar, tight checking style and rely on their goalies.
     
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    I think this may be the best game of the day. Pulling for Austria,but believe Belarus will win 2 -1
     
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    Home advance is enough for Austria.

    AUS 5 BEL 2
     
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    I don't belive in home advantage. Great, fast paced and entertaining game! 3-3
     
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    austria will win by two goals :) ..... it will be a very closed game hopefully mezin has a weak day and brückler plays the same way as against russia. the key will be if austria can match the favourite role in this game. in the last years we always played a strong opener and failed in the key-game. this year everthing will be different.
     
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    I predict a 2-2 tie
     
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    Powerplay for Austria. Kostitsyn off for high-sticking.
     
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    Powerplay for Belarus. Bad call by the ref.
     
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    So far i see a slight advantage for austria, but Belarus has played shorthanded most of the time so far.
     
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    Grabovsky scores on the powerplay. Phillipe lakos was off for an unnecessary penalty and the belarussian powerplay was strong this time.
     
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    How was the goal???

    Thanks
     
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    powerplay, fast and precise passing by the belarussians. good pass from behind the net to the bully point, shot, brückler saves, but grabovsky scores on the rebound.
     
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    I'd rather be watching this game instead of the complete dominance of Team Sweden over Denmark... :(
     
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    Powerplay for Austria. Grabovsky off for hooking.

    it's time for the equaliser, boys.
     
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    2-0 :(

    Grabovsky again.
     
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    Can we have another description please...
     
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    That's it for austria. 3-0.
     
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    huge wrister past the defenseman over brücklers shoulder from the left circle. :cry:
     
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    Awesome!! I hope they don't screw it up!
     
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    i definitly hope they do
     
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    grabovsky scores another one. they always leave him alone on the powerplay.
     
  25. CH Wizard

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    This Grabovsky kid is something special.Congrats for the hat trick, Grabo.:handclap:

    Mezin is on fire, BTW!

    Fan at, how's Kostitsyn playing?
     
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