Originally written May 19, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Book the times, folks: Team Slovakia defeated the Czech Republic on three goals from Miroslav Satan’s line, including 2 from Satan himself, and Jan Laco played fantatstic in the Czechs’ crease, out-dueling Jakub Kovar by a wide margin, and after the Czechs lost Martin Erat to a shoulder or head injury, they lost their focus and started making mistakes which the Czechs pounced upon easily—especially when David Krejci and former Wings draft pick Miroslav Blatak were on the ice… And as such, Wings prospect Tomas Tatar (who was limited to a near-goal that trickled through Kovar’s legs and went wide, mostly playing a checking role) and Slovakia defeated the Czechs 3-1, and will face Pavel Datsyuk’s Russians (who seem unstoppable) for the World Championship title tomorrow at 1:30 PM EDT. The Czechs will play Valtteri Filppula’s Finns for Bronze at 9 AM, and while the Gold medal game will be aired by NBC Sports at 9 PM EDT, it’s semi-legal streams for those of you who want to watch the ...
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