Yesterday were two ridiculous IIHF games. Game 1: Germany v Switzerland; Game 2: Russia v Canada.
Game 1: Germany v Switzerland
Germany ended up winning against Switzerland (1-0) but not without some drama. First of all, Germany wasn't even supposed to be in the World Championships...it just so happened that they were hosting them, so you know, it would be nice if they could play. Along with the Danes, they've been some sort of a dark horse in these games. Anyway, back to the drama. The Germans thought that they won the match, but apparently due to international icing rules there was one second left....so they had to roll up the carpet, lead the mascot off the ice, have the teams to back to their prospective benches, and get on with their faceoff for one second. After that one second was up all hell broke loose. Assistant coach for the Germans got into it one of the Swiss team members and the German coach was having none of that! Swiss are out but Germans have a very important game against the Russians on Saturday. Team on team rumble (+ coach) and blood on the ice! I love hockey!
Game 2: Russia v Canada.
Olympics revisited or what to expect in Sochi? Who knows. Well, it would have been better if they played this game tomorrow instead of yesterday, but whatever. Brooks Laich and Ovechkin got into it, which was pretty ridiculous. Let's hope what happens in Germany, stays in Germany. It was a good match riddled with penalties, but it wasn't enough for Team Canada who are now out of the championships.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to be on the other side of that Ovechkin stare: