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    Jan 06, 2011 1:35 PM GMT
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    Russia's Artemi Panarin, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Denis Golubev during the third period at the IIHF World Junior Championship gold-medal hockey final in Buffalo. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
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    Team Russia storms back with 5 goals in final period

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    Another remarkable chapter in the Canada-Russia hockey rivalry had just been written and the Canadian juniors were disconsolate. There was no Paul Henderson last-minute drama, no Mario Lemieux extraordinary goal, no Jordan Eberle late-game superhuman exhibition. Instead, the Russians celebrated another unlikely comeback, possibly the biggest in the history of the world under-20 tournament.

    This is why no lead is safe in junior hockey. Down 3-0 entering the third period, Russia scored five even-strength goals to win 5-3 and hand Canada a monumental disappointment a year after Canada lost the gold-medal match to the United States in overtime in Saskatoon.

    "It's a terrible pill to swallow," Visentin said. "There's really no words to describe it.

    "I don't believe it happened. It was tough to stand out there and watch them celebrate. We really dedicated ourselves and sacrificed a lot to win this gold medal. To come out on the short end of the stick, that's a big blow for sure."

    Whether it was a collapse or a choke, the turn of events silenced the wonderful Canadian crowd of 18,690 that invaded HSBC Arena on Wednesday that had hoped to party, but instead attended a funeral.

    WJHC Scoring leaders
    Schenn (CAN) - 8G, 10A (1icon_cool.gif

    Kuznetsov (RUS) - 4G, 7A (11)

    Tarasenko (RUS) - 4G, 7A (11)

    Ellis (CAN) - 3G, 7A (10)

    Panik (SVK) - 7G, 2A (9)

    Kitsyn (RUS) - 5G, 4A (9)

    Pulkkinen (FIN) - 3G, 6A (9)

    Johansen (CAN) - 3G, 6A (9)

    Orlov (RUS) - 1G, 8A (9)

    It was a loss reminiscent of the 2004 tournament in Helsinki, when Canada allowed a 3-1 lead slip away early in the third period against the United States. The game-winner occurred in a crushing manner, when Canadian goalie Marc-Andre Fleury banked a clearing attempt off his teammate Braydon Coburn.

    This time around, the Canadians exhibited determination, discipline and selflessness in the first two periods to build a 3-0 lead. Captain Ryan Ellis, who collected his 25th career world junior point, scored on the power play on a pinpoint pass from Brayden Schenn. Carter Ashton scored from a bad angle with 13.5 seconds remaining in the first period.

    Schenn scored in the second period for a 3-0 lead. But the Canadians began to melt down near the end of the second period. They stopped hitting, stopped moving the puck, stopped chipping in pucks deep in the offensive end and stopped playing as a team.

    Still, in the Canadian dressing room in the second intermission, there was no hint that the tables were about to be turned.

    "We weren't too high. We weren't too down," Schenn said. "I thought we were where we needed to be."

    Down the hall in the Russian dressing room, head coach Valeri Bragin let his players have it. He broke the white board and urged them for one more comeback like they did against Finland in the quarterfinals and Sweden the following afternoon in the semis.

    "After that, we have no choice but to win," said Russian forward Maxim Kitsyn, who scored his club's second goal, 13 seconds after Artemi Panarin scored his first of two.

    The Russians tied the game at the 7:29 mark and Panarin scored again for the game-winner with 4:38 left.

    Canada had played seven strong periods in a row. Two to finish off its quarterfinal victory over Switzerland on Sunday, three more against the United States in the semifinals on Monday, and the first two on Wednesday.

    But then they came up with another poor 20 minutes, as they occasionally did in the first four games of the tournament.

    "Last year it was a bang goal and it was over," Schenn said. "This one … you could see it slipping away."

    Schenn's shoulder

    Schenn's goal and assist helped him earn tournament MVP honours, but he departed with a slightly separated shoulder. The Canadian centre stated that he suffered the ailment in the quarterfinals against Switzerland, but wasn't bothered by the injury.

    The MVP award was no consolation.

    "If you don't win, it doesn't mean much," he said.

    His two points gave him 18 for the tournament, a total that tied Dale McCourt's single-tournament Canadian record set in 1977.

    Schenn also was named to the tournament all-star team with teammates Ellis, who scored his 25th career world junior point, and centre Ryan Johanson. U.S. goalie Jack Campbell, Russian defenceman Dmitri Orlov and forward Evgeny Kuznetsov were the other members of the all-star team.

    The total attendance for Buffalo was 329,687 for 31 games, the second highest in the history of the event. Only Ottawa in 2009 was better.

    With files from The Canadian Press

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    Jan 06, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    Condolences to the canucks

    Congrats to the kremliners
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    Jan 06, 2011 5:05 PM GMT
    A dark, dark day.

    This just rubs me the wrong way in so many ways. Had to resort to comfort food afterwards.

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    Jan 06, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    Tazo995 saidA dark, dark day.

    This just rubs me the wrong way in so many ways. Had to resort to comfort food afterwards.

    Fuck Russia icon_evil.gif


    lol I just had an image of you in a dark cave scruffy and dirty choking down sushi after sushi panting like an angry animal lol
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    Would shaping the puck like a baby seal help the Canucks hit it with a stick?just asking
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    Jan 06, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    It was a good game. I was sort of thinking all along this is turning out to be like a set up and the Russians were going to turn on in the 3rd and they did.
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    GO Team Russia.
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    Sad day!! Canada deserved to win the GOLD.. stupid Russians.. I'm glad we beat the states tho haha
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    It was a brillent day. Russians are EPIC! WOOOOOOOOO.......U KNOW IT T MAN!icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    Krem.. your a traitor.. we will see what happens when you come to Canada
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    Lets keep those sorta convos for our msging man ;-)

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    Jan 06, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    Team Russia played a good, tough game so they rightfully earned the gold. Team Canada is just going to have to accept this and learn from its mistakes. Congratulations to Team Russia. Also more importantly, congratulations to Team USA for winning the bronze. It is not the gold but it is better than being empty handed.
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    Jan 06, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    C'mon now guys,, we're not sore losers, leave that to the Americans.. they're good at it.. LOL


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    Jan 06, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    Unruly Russian Hockey Team Kicked Off New York Flight

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Russia's gold-medal celebration went into overtime. And that prevented them from boarding their flight Thursday morning, a day after they won the World Junior Hockey Championships.

    About 30 members of the Russian contingent were asked to get off a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta after boarding for takeoff early Thursday morning, an airport spokesman said.

    "To ensure the safe operation of the flight, the crew of Flight 1266 denied boarding to 30 passengers who were traveling together and displaying unruly behavior," Delta spokeswoman Susan Chana Elliott said. "The passengers are being rebooked on a future flight."

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    Jan 06, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidUnruly Russian Hockey Team Kicked Off New York Flight

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Russia's gold-medal celebration went into overtime. And that prevented them from boarding their flight Thursday morning, a day after they won the World Junior Hockey Championships.

    About 30 members of the Russian contingent were asked to get off a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta after boarding for takeoff early Thursday morning, an airport spokesman said.

    "To ensure the safe operation of the flight, the crew of Flight 1266 denied boarding to 30 passengers who were traveling together and displaying unruly behavior," Delta spokeswoman Susan Chana Elliott said. "The passengers are being rebooked on a future flight."

    more here:

    http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/01/06/unruly-russian-hockey-team-kicked-new-york-flight/?test=latestnews


    Haha thats so typical icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 06, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    beneful1 saidC'mon now guys,, we're not sore losers, leave that to the Americans.. they're good at it.. LOL


    bbl gonna go get my flame retardent suit on icon_smile.gif

    And you win the Ugly Canadian of the Day Skinned Baby Seal Award for dragging America/Americans into a discussion they have nothing to do with.

    SkinnedHarpSealPup.jpg ... Congratulations! You do your country proud.
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    Jan 07, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    i cried all night.
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    Jan 07, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    Oh c'mon Casion your ass is still smarting since you got it whooped what 198 years ago and sent packin south along with your traitorous relatives back in 1812. Regardless I think you have a nice butt and you've aged pretty well since.icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 07, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    You left out how the Russian team was kicked off the plane for drunk and disorderly conduct following the game haha. Guess only in the US thats possible since were the only country in the world with such a high drinking age.
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    Jan 07, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    Caslon17000 said
    beneful1 saidC'mon now guys,, we're not sore losers, leave that to the Americans.. they're good at it.. LOL


    bbl gonna go get my flame retardent suit on icon_smile.gif

    And you win the Canadian of the Day Skinned Baby Seal Award for dragging America/Americans into a discussion they have nothing to do with.

    SkinnedHarpSealPup.jpg ... Congratulations! You do your country proud.



    As stated in other threads where you drag out the seal hunt. Get a life.

    The seal hunt is part of Canada's overall wildlife management policy and maintains a traditional source of income for a segment of our indigenous peoples.

    The systemic torture and abuse of pigs and chickens in support of feeding the american masses is something that is worth noting.

    Hours/Days/Weeks of suffering afflict these animals.


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    Jan 07, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    tallcanuck said
    Caslon17000 said
    beneful1 saidC'mon now guys,, we're not sore losers, leave that to the Americans.. they're good at it.. LOL


    bbl gonna go get my flame retardent suit on icon_smile.gif

    And you win the Canadian of the Day Skinned Baby Seal Award for dragging America/Americans into a discussion they have nothing to do with.

    SkinnedHarpSealPup.jpg ... Congratulations! You do your country proud.



    As stated in other threads where you drag out the seal hunt. Get a life.

    The seal hunt is part of Canada's overall wildlife management policy and maintains a traditional source of income for a segment of our indigenous peoples.

    The systemic torture and abuse of pigs and chickens in support of feeding the american masses is something that is worth noting.

    Hours/Days/Weeks of suffering afflict these animals.


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    D'oh! You missed the whole point to the posting. Let me explain. Ya see America/Americans have nothing to do with this thread. Yet, for some reason, your fellow countryman decided to drag us into it in a most derogatory way. Ergo, the Ugly Canadian of the Day Award.

    Talk about get a life. How about you all getting a life, a country, getting something beside the US all the time.

    Ya got that?

    Dont make me create the Stupid Canadian of the Day Award just for you.

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    Jan 07, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Caslon17000 said
    tallcanuck said
    Caslon17000 said
    beneful1 saidC'mon now guys,, we're not sore losers, leave that to the Americans.. they're good at it.. LOL


    bbl gonna go get my flame retardent suit on icon_smile.gif

    And you win the Canadian of the Day Skinned Baby Seal Award for dragging America/Americans into a discussion they have nothing to do with.

    SkinnedHarpSealPup.jpg ... Congratulations! You do your country proud.



    As stated in other threads where you drag out the seal hunt. Get a life.

    The seal hunt is part of Canada's overall wildlife management policy and maintains a traditional source of income for a segment of our indigenous peoples.

    The systemic torture and abuse of pigs and chickens in support of feeding the american masses is something that is worth noting.


    Hours/Days/Weeks of suffering afflict these animals.


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    D'oh! You missed the whole point to the posting. Let me explain. Ya see America/Americans have nothing to do with this thread. Yet, for some reason, your fellow countryman decided to drag us into it in a most derogatory way. Ergo, the Ugly Canadian of the Day Award.

    Talk about get a life. How about you all getting a life, a country, getting something beside the US all the time.


    The thread is about a hockey game and it's outcome. Your post is completely unrelated and is your standard bash of Canada, sensationalizing the seal hunt in multiple posts to show how evil Canadians are is pathetic.

    I have no desire to be an Upper-Mexican, so much so I refuse to carry a US passport.

    US athletes are poor losers. beneful made that comparison as related to the complaints of the fans in the thread aka "on topic"
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    Jan 07, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Caslon17000 saidWould shaping the puck like a baby seal help the Canucks hit it with a stick?just asking


    ummm now who said what first. . You're the American poking your nose this time into the thread with the first disparaging comment.
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    Jan 07, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    beneful1 said
    Caslon17000 saidWould shaping the puck like a baby seal help the Canucks hit it with a stick?just asking


    ummm now who said what first. . You're the American poking your nose this time into the thread with the first disparaging comment.


    Exactly, lest we forget the mental infirmities of the aged.
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    Jan 07, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    tallcanuck said... I have no desire to be an Upper-Mexican, so much so I refuse to carry a US passport.

    US athletes are poor losers. beneful made that comparison as related to the complaints of the fans in the thread aka "on topic"

    Is it your intent to expand your discussion or debate to disparage the country of many of us on this site who have only said positive things about Canada?