First things first some injury updates
For Team Finland, both Mikko Koivu and Valtteri Filppula have pulled out due to injury, being replaced by 2 KHL players, Jarkko Immonen and Sakari Salminen.
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For those who are taking multiple shots at the $2,000 prize pool, entries are only $5 for those beyond the third entry. Good luck! There is no limit on winning. If you sign up for 10 entries, and win all 10. You get the cash money.
$10 for one team.
$25 for three teams.
$5 for each entry past the first 3.
1st place: $1,000
2nd place: $200
3rd place: $150
4th-9th place: $100
10th place: $50
Total players: 12
8 forwards, 3 defensemen, 1 goalie.
1 player from each country.
Forward goals: 3
Forward assists: 2
Defensemen goals: 3
Defensemen assists: 2
Goalie win: 3
Goalie shutout: 2
Goalie assist: 2
Game winning overtime goal: 2
OT assist: 1
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So much good stuff, and background.
- Malkin bought his mom and dad a house when he was a teenager.
- Malkin's mom refused to buy him a dog.
- The whole write up of how Malkin went to hockey school is incredible.
- Malkin's escape to Pittsburgh is riveting stuff. How his Russian team tried to keep him was known, but never in this detail.
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Sorry, even though this is hastily put together, we lol'd
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Evgeni Malkin thought his mom deserved to be one of the torch bearers. “Last year when we were in Pittsburgh, Zhenya (Geno) asked me ‘Would you be a torch bearer?’ I replied ‘Easily!’” Natalia Malkin told R-Sport.
“When I came back from Pittsburgh in the summer I started going to the gym, getting fit. Although I couldn’t last for a long time, approximately a month. I thought the distance is not that long, I will make it somehow without training.”
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Brad Richards and his unhumanly white teeth stood at center ice in the shootout with the opportunity to send his hot Rangers team into the Olympic break with a huge win in CONSOL Energy Center, where the visiting team simply doesn't win too often. With a thud from the net's mike, Richards had powerbombed Fleury, and the game was over.
While the Olympic break is coming at a bad time for the Rangers, who have won 5 of their last 6, it's a blessing in disguise for the Pens. Even though the Pens are sending 7 players over to Sochi, these next three weeks give a lot of bodies time to heal up.
And for fans across the board, it's a nice three-week break. Before you know it, it's gonna be March 1st and the trade winds will be whipping across the land. Until then, we'll be covering the action in Sochi here and there.
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3. Olli Maatta
Maatta scored the Pens' first goal and added a brilliant assist on the tying goal. Kind of interesting that Maatta would have such a strong game the same day as all of the Letang stuff.
2. Dan Girardi
Too good. 27 minutes of solid hockey. Goal and assist.
1. Benoit Pouliot
Players named Benoit kill the Penguins -- known fact dating back to Benoit Hogue. Pouliot was an active screen in front of Fleury all night, and he chipped in two goals.
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