Tag Archives: IIHF

The Gazprom Cup – Hockey Legends Hit the Ice

In our continuing series of Moscow bonus coverage: photos from the 2007 Gazprom Cup, an old-timers’ benefit game that boasted an impressive roster for both teams. Continue reading

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Pri ‘Viet from Moscow!

Greetings from Russia! We’ve not yet seen much of Moscow beyond our hotel lobby/bar and the arenas, though we hope to remedy that tomorrow as Friday is the one day with no scheduled games. More ruminations on culture, food & drink are coming as soon as we can; the frenetic pace we’re keeping is dizzyingly intense, both at the games and post-game creation/editing of columns and photos into the wee hours. Last night I gratefully sank into a deep six and a half hours’ sleep–by far the most on the trip on any given night. Continue reading


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Quarterfinals Set

After Team USA’s 6-3 loss to Canada, the Quarterfinal matchups are set. All games will take place at Moscow’s Khodynka Arena. May 9 Russia vs. Czech Republic, 16:15 Local / 08:15 EDT Sweden vs. Slovakia, 20:15 Local / 12:15 EDT … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks: Russia 4, Sweden 2

Today we continue an OFB tradition and provide knee-jerk reactions to the Russia-Sweden game in Khodynka Arena.
A surprisingly chippy game tonight, with Sweden running the Russian goalie a few times and Russia angrily responding. Sweden dominated early, but the momentum shifted early in the second period when a Swedish shot hit the post, careened off the Russian goalie Alex Eremenko’s shoulder, and skittered through the other side of the crease out of harm’s way. Russia scored a few moments later, and what could have been a 2-1 Swedish lead became a 2-1 Russian lead. From that point Russia controlled most of the play, though Sweden’s goal at the end of the second to make it 2-2 kept things close. Continue reading

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To Russia with Love

Monday evening, April 2: I’m preparing to pick up my fiancee and head over to my friends’ house for Passover. I’m not Jewish, but joining them for the Seder has become a greatly-anticipated annual tradition (and the fact that they’re excellent cooks doesn’t hurt). Continue reading

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