US done at World Championships
The game changed nothing.
Trailing 2-0 late in the 3rd period, the US rallied to tie it on goals by Phil Kessel and our boy Drew Stafford.
It’s a really disappointing end for the US team, which seemed to struggle with goaltending throughout the tournament. Whether that’s due to the fact that the three goalies were Tim Thomas, Craig Anderson and Robert frickin’ Esche remains to be seen.
I think it’d be safe to say that Ryan Miller or Rick DiPietro may have been of assistance this year.
And of course, the two teams wouldn’t have played if it weren’t for this:
What a joke.
Still a solid tournament for Stafford and our new favorite American, Jason Pominville.
Drew finishes with a goal and 3 assists, while Pommer tallied two goals and three assists.
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Canada’s Derek Roy tallied a hattie and an assist in their 8-2 win over Norway.
Max Afinogenov had two goals for Russia in a 6-0 win over Switzerland.
Joining Drew and Jason on the golf course will be my boy AlKo. Ales Kotalik and the Czechs are done after losing to Sweden. Kotalik has been by far the most productive Sabre behind Roy, scoring 5 goals and two assists for the Czechs in the tournament.