Over 25 million Americans watched the game live, nearly one-third of
the country had the game turned on, and in case you missed it you’ll get
your chance to see what has to be considered one of the greatest hockey
games ever. And if you watched it the first time, well why not watch it
Universal Sports will be replaying the Vancouver Olympics
Hockey Gold Medal Game between the USA and Canada tonight at 8 p.m.
While the ultimate outcome was disappointing for the
Americans (SPOILERS!!), there’s no doubt that the chance to see the USA
players take the best team in the world to the brink one more time is
one you don’t want to pass up. This was a game where the U.S. was
against the ropes, down 2-0 before storming back to tie the game with
seconds left in regulation.
The excitement, the stress, the
all-out level of play between both teams was a marvel to witness. It’s
also a great example of why hockey is the most exciting sport in the
world, and why Olympic hockey raises that bar even higher. You can also
see Sidney Crosby instantly become the greatest hero in Canadian
history; well, at least in recent history. He’s still young.
sure if Universal Sports is available in your area? Go
here to find out.
It looks like the Boston Bruins will be without their captain again on Saturday night.
Head coach Claude Julien told members of the media that Zdeno Chara is considered doubtful for tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Chara suffered an upper-body injury during the preseason and he’s already been forced to miss Boston’s season opening loss to the Jets.
Per CSN, Chara says he’s improving but he won’t return to the lineup until he’s as close to 100 percent as possible.
“Every area of the injury is improving,” said Chara. “Hopefully it’s not long before I’m free of any kind of discomfort. That’s what we’re doing right now…we’re being patient. For sure you don’t want to come back, and be half of what you are…and basically hurting yourself and the team. And you’re putting yourself in a position where you could be missing more time. At this time of the season, I think it’s important to be as close as you can be to 100 percent.”
Based on the number of defensive mistakes they committed on Thursday, the Bruins need Chara back as soon as possible:
Former NHL defenseman Mike Commodore may have been coached by Mike Babcock, but that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of Mike Babcock.
Commodore played in just 17 games for the Detroit Red Wings during the 2011-12 season and that was enough for him to muster up some pretty harsh feelings toward his old coach.
As Babcock’s new team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, were being embarrassed in Detroit on Friday, Commodore took to Twitter to show fans just how much he was enjoying his former coach’s struggles.
Things got especially interesting after Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin scored just 20 seconds into the second period to give Detroit a 3-0 lead.
“3-0 nothin Babs you posing arrogant piece of (bleep),” said Commodore via his Twitter page. “Welcome back to the rink where everyone that met you hates you.”
Commodore wasn’t done there:
And there was much, much more.
To get a look at all of Commodore’s Babcock-bashing tweets, click here.