Originally Posted by Atomic_Wedgy
Its gonna take something special to win this game now. With our talent, it is possible, but with the way we are playing, no friggin way..... Its a bad day for Canadian hockey right now. I hope we at least make it close cause right now, its a shit show.
USA looks really good right now. They are keeping things to the outside defensively, using their speed on the counter attack, providing a good solid forechecking and Gibson has been absolutely solid.
I would say its more the Americans making the Canadians look bad with a solid all around performance.
If you asked me before the game i would have said it would be close for 2 periods but Canada would pull away in the third. USA is peaking at the right time though and in these small tournaments playing a lot of games in a short period of time actually benefit a team than hurt them as the momentum caries from one game to the next.
This game is far from over but USA just needs to hold course for a good result.
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G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, SOG, Hits, FW; GS, W, L, GA, GAA, SA, SV, SV%, SHO
C: Backstrom, Carter (RW), Duchene (LW)
LW: Hall, Ladd, Heatley, Fleishmann, Stalberg,
RW: Yakupov, Clarkson, Tarasenko, Briere (C), Hemsky
D: Keith, Seabrook, Voynov, Schultz, Hamilton, Siedenberg
G: Hiller, Price, Greiss, Bernier
RW: Forsberg, Toffoli
D: Rundblad, Orlov
G: Lack, Visentin