Olympics – Day four

Ok, given what I said about the Salt Lake Opening Ceremonies, the coverage I’ve seen has been really quite good. I watched the women’s 15k biathlon, which is this grueling cross-country skiing sport where you have to shoot out targets as big as a quarter– except that they’re 200 yards away. amazing.

And now the Women’s Ice Hockey Canada vs. Kazakhstan is on, and it’s a totally different game from what I’m used to watching in the NHL. It’s fascinating… especially the Kazakhs, because they’re getting outshot 16-0 in the first period, but their goaltender trunova is keeping them in it. That woman is quite an athlete. Every time the Kazakhs come out of their zone, they get stood up or poked at the Canadia blue line… they just can’t crack it. Even on the powerplay, they had no good chances. Canada looks physically about twice as big, but they’re not as fun to watch.

Still, you can’t stay in it long without a shot on goal.

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