Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Canada 7 Italy 2

These early mornings are gonna kill me. For the next eight hours, Timmy will not leave my side.

Team Canada won their first game of the Olympic tournament 7-2 against Italy. Jarome Iginla scored two of Team Canada's goals; Dany Heatley, Shane Doan, Martin St. Louis, Brad Richards and Joe Thornton scored the others.

The result wasn't unexpected, but Italy's showing perhaps was a little bit. Italy competed hard for 60 minutes and was full value even with the loss. They actually tied the game early in the second period before Canada went on a scoring spree.

Todd Bertuzzi was a force. He played a physical game and showed some good hands (he had 2 assists). He played with Iggy and Burnaby Joe on the powerplay and had some really good chemistry with them. If he played like that every night, even the most fickle of Canucks fans wouldn't be screaming to trade him.

Overall, it wasn't a bad game for Team Canada. They looked a bit tired at first, but got better as the game wore on. They'll need to be better against Germany, who if I remember correctly, trap more than the Minnesota Wild. I'll have the coffee brewing early for that one as well.

[Update 02/15/06, 7:45 am]: Added picture (taken during AB road trip).

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 7:15 AM


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