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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Conroy gets his first!

Craig Conroy got his first two points in international play yesterday in Team USA's preliminary matchup against Latvia. At the 10:38 mark of the 2nd, Craig got his first goal unassisted, with a hard shot from a bad angle that snuck beneath Arturs Irbe's right arm and past his forty year old pads to make the game 2-0.

Team USA fell apart after that though, giving up three goals in about a minute and a half before settling down. Conroy assisted on the game tying goal, winning a key faceoff that resulted in Jordan Leopold's first goal of the tournament. Despite outshooting Latvia 19-6 in the 3rd, Team USA was unable to pull ahead, with the game ending in a 3-3 tie. Conroy created several opportunities in the flurry, and delivered a clean, ferocious open ice check that prompted a "daaaaaaaamn!" from everyone watching.

Conroy skated on a line with Mike Knuble and Jason Blake, while Erik Cole was paired with Mike Modano and Brian Rolston. The US plays Kazakhstan at 3:00p today which can be seen on USA.


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