Friday, May 02, 2008

Italy Goes To Hell

Gunther Hell, that is. He was Italy's #2 netminder tonight and was forced into action after starter Thomas Tragust got lit up by Alex Semin and the Russians to the tune of six goals in two periods.

On the night, the "Capital Connection" line of Semin, Sergei Fedorov (wearing #29 for a reason that I still haven't heard) and Alex Ovechkin combined for three goals, two assists and a plus-nine rating in Russia's 7-1 romp, with Semin leading the way with 2-1-4 of those totals.

UPDATE: Apparently the last time Fedorov played for Russia (CCCP back then) at the Worlds in 1990 he wore #29. So there you go (thanks, Dmitry).

8 comments:

SovSport said...

Check your email, JP, for the answer to the #29 question.

pplc said...

What the devil is a "cheeky backhander?"

FAUX RUMORS said...

1) So is Gunther a Devils draft pick or a buddy of Miro Satan?

Ari said...

Um, why are they wearing Soviet Union jerseys? I knew Russia was regressing, but that's messed up.

Scott said...

completely unrelated - my wife made me watch "Catch and Release" last night and all I kept thinking was that this guy is secretly Chris Clark:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0415382/

pplc said...

"Satan on a breakaway, the only thing standing before him is Hell...he shoots, he sssccoorreesssss...Satan on Hell!"

pplc said...

"what a goal by Satan, 5-hole straight through Hell!"

Okay, I will stop now.

ryptide said...

Ari, a lot of teams are doing a "retro" jersey night during the tournament. I thought the Russian team's jerseys were going to have "Russia" in place of "CCCP" but I guess not. It isn't supposed to be some huge regression or something.