… since we’re, you know, a Rangers blog, I thought I should point out that your heroes return to practice under assistant coaches Mike Sullivan and Jim Schoenfeld today. Or at least those Rangers who aren’t involved in that little tournament on the other side of the continent.
About that tournament: Canada did as expected last night, bounced back from the loss to the USA, and put itself back into medal contention. But, that is, only if the Canadians can survive the tough road that loss handed them, which means Russia tonight in the quarterfinals, just one night after dousing Germany.
In case you missed this, the hit Russia’s Alex Ovechkin laid on Jaromir Jagr Sunday turned out to have injured Jagr’s neck. He’s questionable for today’s Czech Republic game against Finland (the winner plays the US-Switzerland winner in the semifinals). Jagr originally said only his pride was hurt, but it turned out he was dinged up and sore.
On the other side of the bracket, Henrik Lundqvist and Sweden play Marian Gaborik and Slovakia, the winner moving to the semifinals against the Russia-Canada survivor.
AFTERNOON UPDATE: As expected, Chad Johnson was recalled from Hartford (AHL) and Steve Valiquette was re-assigned to Hartford.
We appear to be experiencing technical difficulties
Mama here: I knew something was amiss when I saw such low numbers in the comments for a USA game, and from your posts, it seems we’re having some kind of problem getting comments through. It may be system-wide, not just at the Report. So sorry! So frustrating I know. I’ve alerted someone who I hope can help. Stay tuned. Hopefully it will be corrected before the Fins take on the Czechs.