Sunday, February 19, 2006

Great 3rd Period Coming Up

Wow - great pace to this game so far. What a stop by Niitymaki on Nash' breakaway - I thought Canada was getting to get on the board for sure with last year's leading NHL goal-scorer in on a clear-cut breakaway. Canada has now been shut out for five straight periods.

Selanne played another strong period. He had one shot bounce up and land on top of the net. It looked like he was going to score midway through the period when he received a pass in front, and was making his way to the far side of the net, when he was tackled from behind by Adam Foote.

I have no idea what to expect going into the third period. Canada is not going to get shut out. Expect at least 18 shots from the Canadians, and at least two goals. I expect the final score to be 3-2, going either way. Look for a goal from the Canadians in the first three or four minutes, as they will come out flying.