Hey, there's gonna be hockey on the TV this afternoon so reschedule that meeting. Jaroslav Halak and Team Europe try for a second win and face the Czech Republic at 3 p.m., while Russia comes right back after their loss to face speedy Team North America at 8 p.m. Uh, good luck with that, comrades.
Islanders stuff that's not really news
- Joshua Ho-Sang is a student of more games than hockey, and he looks to soccer and basketball stars for tips. [Islanders]
- Brooksie addresses the chances of RFA Ryan Strome being offer sheeted by a rival team. The most surprising aspect of this report is that Garth Snow responds to Brooks's emails.
- Barclays has ice and some got to take it for a test drive.
- Nope, it wasn't the beer or the heat playing with your eyes; that was Sparky you saw at Citi Field yesterday at the Mets-Twins game.
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- Sacred Heart University is set to announce plans for their men's hockey team to permanently move into Webster Bank Arena - home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. [CT Post]
- Russia lost to Sweden 2-1 at the World Cup. Alex Ovechkin scored one goal (thanks in part to a Nikolay Kulemin screen) but had another disallowed with seven seconds remaining [NHL.com]. His angry reaction as filmed by the ref cam is priceless [RMNB]. Henrik Lundqvist missed the whole thing because he was sick. [NHL.com]
NickelodeonNorth America ran Finland out of the building, beating the stalwart team 4-1 and showing the world they're more than just a warm-up act (I'm not sure exactly who thought they were, but apparently people did). [CBS Sports]