The World Championship is probably the most interesting event for the Tampa Bay Lightning fans this spring. The tournament started yesterday in Slovakia and all eight Lightning players played their first games.
The Russian team defeated Norway. Andrei Vasilevskiy played the entire game and made 25 stops. Nikita Kucherov scored a power play goal and added an assist on a Nikita Gusev’s goal. Mikhail Sergachev played on a first pair and assisted on a Kucherov’s only goal.
The biggest upset of the opening day was a Slovakian victory over team USA. The American team with stars like Patrick Kane, Jack Eichel and potential first overall pick in the upcoming draft Jack Hughes couldn’t do anything against host Slovakia. Eric Cernak scored a game-winning goal.
Eric Cernak has been named Hero of the Day!
Anthony Cirelli and Mathieu Joseph played 13:10 and 10:46 respectively, but their team lost to Finland 1-3.
The winners of the 2018 World Championship team, Sweden, has been defeated by the Czech team. Ondrej Palat and Jan Rutta didn’t record any point.
Meanwhile the Teacher Appreciation Week continues for Lightning Made:
We stoped at Buckhorn Elementary School today to show some love to Coach B for #TeacherAppreciationWeek!— Lightning Made Hockey (@LightningMade) May 9, 2019
Thank you Coach B and all of the other teachers for everything you do. pic.twitter.com/Ad1AfSMe9n
Thirteen former Syracuse Crunch players are playing at the Worlds!
: Mathieu Joseph, Anthony Cirelli, Jonathan Marchessault— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) May 10, 2019
: Richard Panik, Erik Cernak
: Radko Gudas, Ondrej Palat, Jan Rutta
: Kristers Gudlevskis
: Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Nikita Nesterov
: Sebastian Dahm#IIHFWorlds
In other news from the Worlds, projected 2nd overall pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft Kaapo Kakko scored two goals against Canada on a opening night, including this beauty:
It hasn’t been left without attention from some NHL teams:
Despite losing, team Sweden played an excellent hockey:
Here’s the standings after the first day:
The Guelph Storm have taken a lead in the 2019 OHL Finals against the Ottawa 67. They are one victory away from winning the title, despite losing in every previous series.
Sauce to @Schnarzy68 for the win @ArizonaCoyotes prospect secures the first @Storm_City road victory of the series for a 3-2 advantage on a #BestOfOHL from @liamhawel_.#OHLChampionship | #OTTvsGUE pic.twitter.com/q7ZE3sBT7l— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) May 11, 2019
Just think of the comebacks the Guelph @Storm_City have done this OHL Playoffs:— Lukas Weese (@Weesesports) May 9, 2019
- Down 0-3 to London (Win Series 4-3).
- Down 1-3 to Saginaw (Win Series 4-3).
- Down 0-2 to Ottawa (Series tied at 2).
Expect more history to be written. #OHLChampionship #OTTvsGUE
The Detroit Red Wings put together a dynasty that was on the verge of winning five Stanley Cups in 13 years. Through incredible drafting, timely trades, and contract wizardry by their GM, they had created a team that made 25-straight playoffs without ever needing to take time off to rebuild.
And then it changed.
“Bacteria need to eat and when they’re in your nose, there is really only one thing that they can eat and that is your cartilage and your cells,” said Jason Tetro, an independent researcher in health-related microbiology and immunology, from Toronto.
”You may start off with a breakage in the septum, or it may create holes that are going to need reconstructive surgery.
”But more importantly, if it goes into your bloodstream, you’re going to need antibiotics through an IV which is part of the reason why Katz has been seen with an IV bag.”
Tonight the San Jose Sharks are going to play against the St. Louis Blues in the first game of the Western Conference Finals, meanwhile the Sharks forward Joonas Donskoi has helped to pay off its debt for a local indoor skatepark Pulju in Finland.
Hey @SanJoseSharks & @NHL,— Valtteri Karjula (@valtterikarjula) May 10, 2019
yesterday #Donskoi saved our indoor skatepark Pulju with paying off its debt and he realises our needs and necessities as a former skater. We're going to put Donskoi's jersey hanging from the rafters of our local skateboarding hall. ❤️#nhlfi #raahe pic.twitter.com/Y9z5jlbL8N
Some bad news for the Carolina Hurricanes before the second game of the Eastern Conference Finals:
Carolina’s Dougie Hamilton will have a hearing today for his reverse hit on Joakim Nordstrom in the third period of Thursday’s game.— x - Saku Maenalanen Fan Club (@Menelenin4lyfe) May 10, 2019
Is any team looking for a goalie? We have a recommendation!