- Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks, who have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals by sweeping the San Jose Sharks. The Blackhawks look unstoppable right now. Only the curse of Marian Hossa stands in the way of their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961.
- Congratulations to the Czech Republic for knocking off Russia to capture the gold medal at the World Hockey Championships. And so ends a tough year for the Russians, especially coach Vyacheslav Bykov.
- Same could be said for Alexander Ovechkin. He needs to add some championships to his resume if he wants to continue to be considered as the game's best players. In many people's minds, mine included, Sidney Crosby definitively passed him in the past 12 months.
- The silver medal was enough to give Russia top billing in the world rankings.
- Sweden defeated Germany to capture the bronze medal. Interestingly, the Swedes inserted back-up goaltender Anders Lindback in for the final 0.7 seconds of the game. It was his only action all tournament.
- Congratulations also goes out to the Windsor Spitfires, who repeat as the Memorial Cup champions. Taylor Hall has certainly amassed a very impressive junior resume, hasn't he?
May 24, 2010
Puck On The 'Net: Lindback's Split Second of Fame
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