Sunday, May 18, 2008

World Championships end in disappointment for Bouwmeester, Canada

Ilya Kovalchuk scored 2 minutes and 42 seconds into overtime to win the gold for Russia. Canada held leads of 3-1 and 4-2 before the Red Army scored with just over 5 minutes left in regulation to tie it. It was a fantastic game.

Although Bouwmeester started the tournament on the top defensive pairing, he wasn't able to maintain the high level of play he started the tournament with. He was on the ice for Russia's game-tying goal in the gold medal game and appeared to have screened his 'tender, Cam Ward. His stats at the end of the Championships are far from impressive. 0 goals, 0 assists, -1 rating, and only 7 shots on goal, despite being on the ice for over 135 minutes.


Imber said...

Yikes. Those are pretty horrific numbers. I've been calling for him to be re-signed, but how long until he reaches his potential? I wonder what Florida could get for him. Unfortunately, if he leaves as a RFA, they probably won't get equal value.

Stanley C. said...

Jay never really looked like he fit in with this team. For whatever reason, he just didn't get his legs going the way he has for the Panthers in recent memory. I don't really see this performance as a reason to worry about his future with Florida. He just didn't get going with Canada.