GDT: Quarterfinal - May 23 - Russia vs USA

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  1. stv11 Registered User

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    2019 IIHF World Championship
    Quarterfinal


    May 23
    10:15 AM ET • 4:15 PM CET


    [​IMG] Russia vs USA [​IMG]


    Russia
    Confirmed lineup

    Goaltenders:
    88 Andrei Vasilevsky
    40 Alexandar Georgiyev

    Defensemen:
    98 Mikhail Sergachyov - 89 Nikita Nesterov
    9 Dmitry Orlov - 22 Nikita Zaitsev
    3 Dinar Khafizullin - 4 Vladislav Gavrikov
    61 Nikita Zadorov

    Forwards:
    25 Mikhail Grigorenko - 11 Yevgeni Malkin - 63 Yevgeni Dadonov
    8 Alexander Ovechkin - 92 Yevgeni Kuznetsov - 77 Kirill Kaprizov
    97 Nikita Gusev - 15 Artyom Anisimov - 86 Nikita Kucherov
    71 Ilya Kovalchuk - 13 Sergei Andronov - 94 Alexander Barabanov
    7 Ivan Telegin

    Scratched:
    G 31 Ilya Sorokin
    D 2 Artyom Zub
    F 16 Sergei Plotnikov


    USA
    Confirmed lineup

    Goaltenders:
    35 Cory Schneider
    30 Thatcher Demko

    Defensemen:
    20 Ryan Suter - 7 Zach Werenski
    76 Brady Skjei - 27 Alec Martinez
    43 Quinn Hughes - 55 Noah Hanifin
    8 Adam Fox - 86 Christian Wolanin

    Forwards:
    12 Alex DeBrincat - 36 Colin White - 88 Patrick Kane
    13 Johnny Gaudreau - 9 Jack Eichel - 25 James Van Riemsdyk
    6 Jack Hughes - 2 Chris Kreider - 72 Frank Vatrano
    11 Luke Kunin - 19 Clayton Keller - 41 Luke Glendening

    Scratched:
    G 1 Cayden Primeau
    F 10 Derek Ryan
    F 71 Dylan Larkin


     
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    The russian press will present this as a war of some kind.

    In fact I may even watch this one for a change.

    I hope it will be a tense, close game.
     
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    I think USA players will think about themselves after tonight and will put more effort into this match to keep it close for some time, but it wont be enough.
     
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    Russia vs USA OT 3:4 ;)!
     
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    Russia has to be the favourite in this one, but my lord, is that defense positively putrid in comparison to the offense. I could easily see some of Team USA’s stars on offense finally waking up and getting Vasilevskiy rattled early.
     
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    It will be pretty tough for the U.S here, Russia looks strong and the U.S still looks out of sorts. What would really worry me as a U.S fan is how they had no push at all in that 3rd period in the Canadian game, they pretty much went through the motions for the whole period.

    Somethings not right with them and has not been right the whole tournament, they remind me of Canada at this thing last year, the talent is there but the will is not and out of sync.

    Anythings possible in a one off and the U.S does have the talent to pull it off but they really need to figure it out and they have one game to do it against what has unquestionably been the strongest team so far this tournament. I don't like their odds.
     
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    That is a defense that has only let in 7 goals so far this tournament though, it has not been a problem to this point.
     
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    USA finally wake up and take this one.
     
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    Yep. And 5 out of those 7 goals were garbage goals in late 3rd period (against Norway and Sweden). But the biggest problem for Russia is that it hasn’t faced much adversity yet.
     
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    Yeah, that can be a problem for teams some times( a lot of times) they don't get battle tested before the must win games. Still, maybe they won't have to face any, maybe they just continue to roll and put games away by the 3rd period.
     
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    It won't.
     
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    It would truly suck to win 7/7 and go out in the quarterfinal
     
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    Best US roster ever at this tourney...on paper anyway. It has been a real struggle for them.
     
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    I'm sorry but when your third line has Eichel and Gaudrea you have to be considered a gold contender. I know the pool play wasn't good but this team is almost as stacked as Russia.

    US 4-3 as they've been battling adversity all tourney while the Russians have been cruising!

    This could've easily been the gold medal match based on lineups.
     
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    Eichel will have the Russians taking dumb penalties!
     
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    And 3 of them junkie goals at the end of the game vs Sweden when it was a blowout & they relaxed.
     
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    This is the best Russian team I've seen at the worlds in quite some time. Loaded with talent, play well as a team instead of relying on individual play & remind me of Canada in their level of intensity. Having said all that, getting USA in QF isn't exactly a great reward for winning all 7 of your round robin games. A dangerous opponent that could knock them out. How much would that suck after looking this good up until now?
     
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    The speed at which he coasts is mind boggling & the way he roofed that on the backhand was unplayable!
     
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    A rare talent!
     
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    Man, the Western press has been laying it on thick with the jokes about Putin playing hockey. It's been days upon days of this.

    You'd think the guy is doing something unprecedented. As if politicians all over the world never ever do sports-related photo-ops.
     
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    Have they?

    I saw this on Spittin' Chicklets only.
     
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    This will be the best hockey to watch IMO. For USA the tournament begins with this game. Who knows how it turns out.
    Russia looks better right now, mainly defensively so I would say they should win this game.
     
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    You're so lucky.
     
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    The defenseman suddenly looks away, the goalie gets fooled by this mighty shot and raises his pad. Hey thats quite a skill.
     

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