The Latvian men’s Olympic hockey team, coached by Sabres coach Ted Nolan, lost to Switzerland today 1-0 on a goal with 7.9 seconds left. Latvia also features one NHL player on their roster, Zemgus Girgensons who also plays for the Sabres.
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This game must have given Nolan and Girgensons flashbacks because the Sabres have lost at least a handful of games this season in the same fashion. It is unfortunate for the Latvians because they, like the Sabres for much of the year, got incredible goaltending throughout the entire game from Edgars Masalskis, who stopped 38 shots in the game and made a handful of highlight reel saves.
Tomorrow morning at 7:30am the United States men’s hockey team begins their quest for a gold medal against Slovakia in Sochi. The American’s will be starting Jonathan Quick in net (for at least the first game). The US will need Quick and Ryan Miller (if he plays) to step up and lead the way because they are not as loaded up front as the Canadians and Russians. Whether or not they win gold it should be a fun ride and this will be the best hockey that you can watch so make sure you tune in.
Here’s a little video to get you ready for tomorrow.
I can still remember playing the original Nintendo with my brother growing up. We had it all, two controllers, the Duck Hunt gun and even a joystick controller to go with our maybe dozen or so video games. You know, the ones you’d have to blow into the cartridge to get it to work sometimes… It’s amazing that the games we played 25-years ago still would be fun to play today despite the remarkable advances in video game technology. This post is for me. This is just a walk down memory lane to remember the original Nintendo and the various sports games we used to play.
Ice Hockey (1988)
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