We have been excited for these Games for years.
And as much as we wanted to see Malkin, Crosby, and whoever play, there was one man we wanted to see.


And man oh man, did ol’ Double J put on a show.
After a slow first period, Jagr turned it on in the second period.
And for no reason at all, as Jagr stripped Marian Hossa of the puck and went on a breakaway, we stood up in our living room at 1:30 in the morning.
Best part is we know we weren’t alone.  Goal.
But Double J wasn’t done.
He set up a goal with seconds left in the second period
In the third, he was flying around like he was 24.  Unreal.
As for the game itself, it was the best of the young tournament.
Tomas Vokoun was spectacular, and the Czechs were flying.
Slovakia wasn’t bad, either, but they just couldn’t solve Vokoun.

After the jump, a quick look at the other games from day 2, and breakdown of some Rinkotology stats

The Fins wasted no time, and they destroyed Belarus.
Hagman ruined some people’s Rinko teams.
And Germany actually hung with Sweden.
King Henrik with a huge shutout.
Breakdown of a bunch of Rinko stats coming tomorrow.
As of 7:47am, Rinko’s stats for Czech Rep./Slovakia game aren’t updated yet.
Sleep is your friend.
Go country.
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