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At The Games – Wed. Feb.17th

In At the Games Baby on February 18, 2010 by geespotting

Latest from the Games, after a 5th day there:

MAELLE RICKER

– Canada’s 2nd Gold Medal winner is crowned as Maelle outlasts all the ladies in the snowboard cross. Unlike Mike Richardson the day before, Maelle was favored to be among the medal contenders…but, it almost didn’t happen. In her first qualifying run, Maelle took a spill and placed 17th. In her 2nd run, her time was among the fastest, and she was able to qualify. Maelle’s strong suit is her start, and that is evident in each race she did…and for the most part, coasted in each round, including the final one where she won Gold!

PATRICK CHAN

– Canada’s hope for a medal in men’s figure skating struggled in his short program. Chan had a couple of stumbles, and then had a point deducted for not finishing on time. He placed 7th, and will need a perfect finale in a couple of days for a shot at a medal.

EVGENI PLUSHENKO

The defending Gold medalist from Russia started his short program with a bang, and that’s only his comments, and not his on-ice performance. He stated that if anyone doesn’t have a quad as a part of their program…then they don’t deserve to be in men’s figure skating. He did his quad, and is the front-runner after the short program. The Nikolai Khabibulin look-a-like is one ice session away from becoming only the 2nd skater to win back to back Gold. Ole Dickie Button was the last.

MEN’S HOCKEY

GAME ONE – UNITED STATES 3, SWITZERLAND 1.

– The first game of the men’s tourny saw the Swiss hang in tough against a young American team. They couldn’t pull of the upset like 4 years ago when they shut out Canada, but, served notice that they will be tough.

STARS – 1. David Backes, U.S. (game winning goal)

2. Ryan Malone, U.S. (scored one goal)

3. Roman Wick, SWI. (scored lone Swiss goal)

GAME TWO – CANADA 8, NORWAY 0.

– Canada’s first game started slowly as the Norwegians played a tight game like the Swiss did against the Americans. At least Norway kept Canada scoreless through the first, but, then the Canadians scored 3 in the 2nd, and exploded for 5 in period three. In the end, it was Canada’s size and speed that wore down Norway.

STARS – 1. Jarome Iginla, CAN. (3 goals)

2. Sidney Crosby, CAN. (3 assists)

3. Dany Heatley, CAN. (2 goals)

GAME THREE – RUSSIA 8, LATVIA 2.

– The Russians started off strong and had a 3-0 lead after they first. They lead 4-0 through 2, and then added another 4 in the third as they coasted past the Lats.

STARS 1. Alexander Ovechkin, RUS. (2 goals)

2. Danis Zaripov, RUS. (2 goals)

3. Ilya Kovalchuk, RUS. (1 goal, 1 assist)

FRONTRUNNERS

– Germany are now the new front-runners after winning 4 medals, including a pair in luge. They lead the Olympics with 9, one more than the U.S., who were shutout!

THE CANADA METER

Medal expectations so far: 4

Medals: 5

– Canada still one up after Maelle Ricker’s gold medal win. She was projected to win a medal…and did exactly that!

…At the Winter Games, and recently chillin’ with Peter Stastny, that’s Geespotting!

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