College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
Sid the Kid vs Alex the Great. If ten million Canadians tuned in to see Canada play the US, how many will be watching tonight? The Canadian Men’s hockey team beat Germany 8-2 yesterday to move on to tonight’s game against their ’72 Summit Series rivals. Crosby and his new line mates Eric Staal and Jerome Iginla clicked last night combining for six points and countless pressure on Germany’s defence. There were a couple of firsts last night for the Canada. Shea Weber was the first defenceman to score a goal in the tournament (Scot Neidermayer added another one later on) and forwards Joe Thornton and Rick Nash notched their first goals as well. Tonight will be a much tougher game. Other then the one shaky game against the Slovaks the Russians have been pretty good this Olympics. Individually there’s been no one better then Alexander Ovechkin. Not only is he a threat to score every time he has the puck – he’s also been a human wrecking machine without it (just ask Jaromir Jagr). Ovehckin along with line mates Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Semin should will be a tough to defend. This game will boil down to who’s better between the pipes. Evgeni Nabakov will get the start in net for the Russians while Roberto Luongo will likely go for the Canadians. Both goalies are top-tier goalies in the NHL, but have struggled when it comes to the big game (check their play off records). We’ll see tonight who’s up to the challenge.