Friday, April 08, 2005

Canada vs. Norway - End 4

A nasty pick by Pfeifer's first -- the last time I saw a rock catch something on the ice that emphatically was when Kevin Martin was using corn brooms!

Good shooting by Norway, followed by another instance of Canada not quite sweeping enough, and Norway is in very good shape. But then the Norwegian attempt to peel two guards knocked a Canuck rock into shot, frozen against a Norwegian rock.

Great calls and great hits by Ferbey and Nedohin left Canada sitting three and no red rocks in sight. Trulsen countered with a perfect hit & roll. Nedohin counter-countered with a perfect raise take-out, followed by a perfect draw to the button by Trulsen for one point.

The key to the end was early on when the seconds both had tough outcomes: Pfeiffer's rock picked up something from the ice and went sideways, and Norway's double peel sent a Canadian rock to the button.

Norway 3; Canada 2. Canada has the hammer.

1 Comments:

At 4/08/2005 7:18 PM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

Another feature, noted by the TV analysts, and really a difference from much of what I have been watching, is that the shots are generally really good and challenging. John documents some exceptions but the overall message is one of excellent competiton.

 

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