Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vancouver Day 6: Curling Rocks!

For the second night in a row, I found myself completely drawn in by a curling match - USA/Switzerland men this time. I missed the extra end, though. Our Girl's bedtime story took precedent: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket. Pretty rough start for the American teams: 0-5 between the men's and women's teams.

Checking in with the Capitals

I caught the end of the Sweden/Germany men's hockey match. The Swedes are nearly as stacked as the Canadians: Lidstrom, Forsberg, Zetterberg, Alfredsson, the Sedin twins, etc. Contributing to the effort is the Washington Capitals' young center, Nicklas Backstrom.

In all, five Caps are in Vancouver for the Games. Tomas Fleischmann is skating for the Czech Republic. The Russians boast three: Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Semyon Varlamov. With one game in the books for everyone, Ovechkin is doing the best so far - big surprise! Two goals for Ovie, one behind Jarome Iginla (Canada) for the tournament lead.

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