Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sofia's Choice

Slovakia routs Bulgaria 82-0 in women's hockey:

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP)--With more goals than minutes in the game, Slovakia's women's ice hockey team claimed an amazing 82-0 victory over Bulgaria in Olympic qualifying.

Slovakia outshot the Bulgarians 139-0 during the 60-minute game, played in Latvia. The margin of victory is a record for a women's International Ice Hockey Federation-sanctioned event.

Geez. Giving up eighty-two goals is bad enough, but the Bulgarian keeper only faced 139 shots. That's a pathetic .410 save percentage. Even the most sieve-like of goalies should be able to stop half the shots that come their way just by standing in the crease.

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