Czechs had 3 drafted NHL goalies. Didn’t invite one of them. Sat the other 2 and got destroyed by Sweden. Tonight they played one of the NHL drafted goalies... instead of 7 against it was 0 against.
I’ve become a fan of Russian hockey. I still think they will at LEAST make the semi’s. I’m still not sure the Czechs beat Rossi and Austria to even make the quarters. But, tonight, I celebrate!
This game was a bunch of future NHL and KHL stars playing a bunch of guys that probably won’t have long careers. Jakub Rychlovsky setting up Filip Koffer for a goal against Yaroslav Askarov would be the equivalent of Khaira and Ty Rattie combing on a goal against Carey Price. The shot blocks at the end looked painful as hell. A truly insane game that, in the end, means nothing but if we can post about Sweden stomping us and Canada anhilating 14 Germans then this gets some ink!
UPSET Alert! After losing to Sweden in their opener, Czech Republic has Russia on the ropes up 2-0 in the 3rd thanks to a breakaway score from Martin Lang @narodnitym #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/0ac2xuxtF0— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) December 28, 2020