Next up. Canada.
Talk about owning the crease. The Czech goalie, Ondrej Pavelec, got his crease dominated worse than Lisa Ann and Shyla Stylez combined. Team USA used their speed to open up the ice and possess the puck low in the Czech’s zone multiple times. David Backes, Dustin Brown, and Ryan Callahan also known as the Meat Line define this tactic. Their chemistry is on fire and they know how to get the puck behind defensemen and spread the puck to open up the net. They found the back of the net twice in the 1st period on goals from Backes and Brown.
Phil Kessel scored for the fifth time in 4 games and Jonathan Quick stayed solid with 21 saves. Defensemen, Ryan Suter, who’s father was on the 1980 team, had a great game with 3 assists. Team USA won the game 5-2 and will take on Canada this Friday at 9 am PT. Canada barely beat 11th seed Latvia, but there’s no doubt this Friday will be a tough game against the favorites.
Russia got knocked out today, and so did local artists, Pussy Riot…
Probably not a good day to protest.
Our defense is playing well, but I’m sure we are going to need a big game from Quick. I’m also waiting for Kane to do something more than just hog the puck and turn it over. If there’s any time to step up, it’s now. The winner will play either Sweden or Finland in the gold medal game. And to Sid, don’t fuck with The Big Pavelski again…
By: Dago Joe