I went to my first NHL game wednesday, it was awesome. The game I attented was between Detroit Red wings and Vancouver Canucks. I have always wanted to go to a NHL game so it was a little bit of a dream come true for me. I played hockey when I was younger and always had a big interest for the game. I have followed the NHL as long as I can remember, so to finally attend a game was an awesome experience for me. It was also fun for me that it was two teams with many swedish players. Detroit has been a little bit of "the Swedish team" in the NHL the last then years and Vancouver has also many swedish players this year. I was fun to see Niklas Lidstrom play, he is a legend.
The game was good. It was two good teams (the first and second in the Western conference) playing against each other. It was a high tempo and good quality. Vancouver won the game and with 2-1 and my fellow country man in Vancouver Daniel Sedin scored two goals. I also think Roberto Luongo goalie in Vancouver Canucks was the difference between the two teams. He is probably the best goalie in the show right now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yphUl_FTSA Watch Niklas Lidstrom score the winning goal in the Olympic final 2006.
It is the qualifrication for the Euro 2012 in soccer right now and Sweden will play Moldova. I assume Sweden will win, anything else would be a big surprise. Read more about the game here on UEFA official webistehttp://en.uefa.com/uefaeuro2012/news/newsid=1610869.html
First of all I'm sorry for giving you the wrong info about the game Saturday. It was the FA cup, not the league. However ManU won that game against Arsenal with 2-0 and they are in the semifinal and is going to play against the little brother Manchester City. That game is going to be an interesting one, I'm really looking forward for it.
The game today was a good one. Good performance and a win with 2-1 against Marseille. Two goals from Javier Hernandez which I think is really fun. I like him much as a player and I think it is really fun and impressive that he play so well his first year in ManU. He has scored a lot of goals and is contributing with hard work and attitude and shows a lot of maturity in his game. I like it.
Summary: Good past couple of days for ManU. Last week wasn't that good with two losses and one tie (Chelsea, Liverpool and Marseille). Anyways now they have raised again and showed the good old mentality of a champion and I hope they can finish strong and win at least one title this year.
Here is some nice soccer videos I think you should watch:
First one is Javier Zanetti in the Uefa Cup 1998 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD1phZv-5Ow
The second one is probably my favourite goal of all time, just because of the celebration. The goal is made by Eric Cantona in 1996 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmDTh-hlL8A&feature=related
It happened this year too. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has to continue to keep waiting for the Champions League title, which is the big piece he miss in his carreer. Last year he was really close to win it when he played for Barcelona but they got knocked out by Inter in the semifinal. Yesterday it happened again when his Milan tied against Tottenham and the result over to game was a lost with 1-0. Here is Zlatans record in the champions league: 2001-2002: Ajax, ut i tredje kvalomgången mot Celtic.
2002-2003: Ajax, lost in quarterfinal vs Milan.
2003-2004: Ajax, out in the groupstage.
2004-2005: Juventus, out in the quarterfinal vs Liverpool.
2005-2006: Juventus, out in the quarterfinal vs Arsenal.
2006-2007: Inter, out in the round of 16 vs Valencia.
2007-2008: Inter, out int the round of 16 vs Liverpool.
2008-2009: Inter, out int the round of 16 vs Manchester United.
2009-2010: Barcelona, out in the semifinal vs Inter.
2010-2011: Milan, out in the round of 16 vs Tottenham
Better luck next year Zlatan.
Read more about the Chamions League at UEFA official website http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/index.html
Saturday. New big imortant game for Manchester United against Arsenal. The third big game in short time. I said that they had to win against Liverpool last week but they really need to win this game. I think this game is the keygame for both teams since it is between the first placed (Man U) and the second placed (Arsenal) teams in the league. Big game and also a little bit of rivalry. ManU and Arsenal has some history and very hard games against each other. Specially when Roy Keane and Patrick Viera played in ManU and Arsenal. Take a look at the link of how it looked like when they played against each other: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwcpFXOsrY8
Long time since I wrote something here but I have been really busy the last week. I will try to be better with my posts.
Anyway it was a big game today for Manchester United against Liverpool (you can read more about the game on the link here http://www.manutd.com/en/Fixtures-And-Results/Match-Reports/2011/Mar/Liverpool-v-United.aspx . Unfortunately they lost (3-1) and like I wrote last time it is very hard to lose against a rival and Liverpool is the Rival. Man U has a little down period for the moment with two losses in one week. Not good but if I was the opponent in the next game I would be really scared. The next opponent is Arsenal which is alos a big rival. That will be a very interesting game since it is two rivals but also because it is the nr1 and nr 2 in the league who play against each other.
From soccer to hockey. The playoff in Sweden starts next week and the top four teams choosed opponents yesterday. Here is the teams playing each other: HV71-AIK, Luleå-Djurgården, Skellefteå-Linköping and Färjestad-Brynäs. Interesting. The most surprising thing was that Skellefteå choosed to play Linköping since they have a really good team but have struggled a little bit this year and is a "dark horse" with a lot of potential. Hopefully my team HV71 will win it this year again. Come on HÅVE!
Here is a video from last year when HV71 won the playoff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-NDD42kGR0&feature=related