Saturday, May 22, 2010
Victory is sweet...Gold will be sweeter!
Rangers defenseman Michal Rozsival will be going up against Blueshirts forward Artem Anisimov as both players pursue Gold tomorrow at the IIHF World Championship tournament in Cologne, Germany.
Rozsival and the Czech Republic upset Sweden with a remarkable 3-2 comeback victory in today's first semifinal, which went all the way to an overtime shootout. Anisimov and his Russian teammates then held off host Germany in a 2-1 in the second semifinal, setting up a gold-medal game showdown between two of hockey's most bitter historic rivals.
Russia will be going fore a third straight gold medal, while the Czechs will be looking for their first gold since 2005. Both Rozsival and Anisimov are now both assured of winning their first World medals, since the loser of tomorrow's game will take home silver. Tomorrow's bronze medal match will pit Germany vs Sweden.
I know what I'll be doing tomorrow...cold pivo in hand.