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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Where No Maple Leaf Has Ever Gone Before

Ak Bars sweeps Avangard in three games to win Russian title

These cookie crumbs are making me itch

In a game that was finished earlier today, Ak Bars Kazan defeated Avangard Omsk in Omsk, 3-1, to complete a three-game sweep of the finals and capture the 2006 Russian Super League championship. Leading the way for Ak Bars in the Game Three victory was Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins - RFA), the top scorer in the Super League this year.

Morozov scored Ak Bars' first goal of the game and then assisted on Ak Bars' second goal, with both scores coming in the second period after Avangard took an early 1-0 lead.

If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands and push 'em closer

AHL playoff picture finalized

On the final day of regular-season play in the AHL, the Lowell Lock Monsters defeated the Providence Bruins today in Lowell, 7-3. The loss by Providence prevented them from overtaking the Manchester Monarchs for third place in the AHL's Atlantic Division, meaning the Bruins will enter the divisional playoffs as the fourth seed and face top-seeded Portland.

Game recap from Lowell site
Game recap from Providence site

The Hartford Wolf Pack, by virtue of their second-place finish in the division, will host their first-round series against Manchester. The best-of-seven series starts with Game One in Hartford on Tuesday, April 18th, and Game Two in Hartford on Wednesday, April 19th.


Anonymous mrs. brushback said...

Holy ornate cup!

4/18/06, 10:52 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

Yeah-- it's almost as nice as the GEICO Cup.

4/18/06, 11:40 AM

Anonymous mrs. brushback said...

So I copied Vladimir Vorobiev's player profile and pasted it to babelfish for a translation. I found it highly amusing:

"Master of sport. In the hockey it began to play in Cherepovtse. It came out in the commands: "metallurg""Severstal'" (Cherepovets), "dynamo" (Moscow), "bingemton The Rangers" (Bingemton, THE USA), "New York The Rangers" (New York, THE USA), "khartford Of vulf Of pek" (Khartford, THE USA), "edmonton Of oylerz" (Edmonton, Canada), "khemilton Of bulldogz" (Khemilton, THE USA), "Long Beach Ays Of dogz" (Long Beach, THE USA)."

I don't know which is funnier, vulf Of pek or Ays Of dogz.

4/18/06, 2:16 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Yeah, you should see what they do with "Mighty Ducks of Anaheim".

4/18/06, 3:26 PM


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