Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by 12# Peter Bondra, Jan 2, 2005.
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The game is 7 p.m CET.
I'm sure Slovakia will win both of these games.
Edit: I'm expecting Ruzicka to score 2-3 goals in this one, with Meszaros getting 1+2.
Kastsitsyn x2 for Belorus.
You have a motivated Belarus V a downcast Slovak team. I can see a 3-3 tie.
Sure they will have some confidence after beating the US, but still both teams are in the relegation round. I doubt either will feel all that great, with Slovakia feeling much, much worse.
Meszaros is OUT of the tourney BTW. He has a broken rib. I even made a thread about it but it had 0 replies. It somewhere.
Ouch. Well, I think Slovakia will handle this one even without him. If they have the spirit, of course.
The IIHF website has him in the lineup, I haven't noticed it being wrong yet. Mind you, I found your thread and the coach says he's gone, what more do you need?
EDIT: Now the game summary has him as recording one shot in the first period.
0-0 after the first period...
Hes not only supposedly in the lineup, he supposedly has a shot in the first.
On another note, I cant see him making the allstar team if he doesnt play in this round (or anyone else for that matter) .
1-0 Belarus, goal from Zakharov.
The Slovaks must really be down on themselves, or Belarus could be playing quite well. I didn't expect the score to be close, let alone have the Slovaks trailing by a goal.
Looks like my score prediction is going down the toilet. Shots are pretty even...maybe relegation games just don't interest the Slovaks enough.
We're into the third, still 1-0 Belarus. Wow.
A. Kostitsyn has 7 shots in two periods! Lascek has 5...
And Valabik will sit for 10 minutes, checking from behind.
Valabik seems to really enjoy sitting in the box today.
What a defensive game.Just one goal after two periods.WOW !
Go Belarus Go !!!!
Once again, this proves the IIHF system is crap. Next year, team Belarus will miss Kostitsyn, Zhakarov, Karaga, etc. and will probably suck as much the Germans did this year...
Whatever, Go Belarus!
50.03 1 - 1 EQ Slovakia 3. SEKERA, Andrej
(26. OLVECKY, Peter)
10 minutes to play.
Damn you, Sekera!
The plot thickens...
Incidentally, how do relegation games work? There are four teams: Slovakia, Germany, Belarus, Switzerland... Is it just like a mini-tournament, with the two teams with the least points getting relegated?
and the Slovaks get a PP
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