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01-16-2011, 11:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Gee, I wonder if Shoalts writing was influenced by the fact Visentin is Coyote property?
They capitalized on what was Canada’s Achilles heel, goaltending, to erase the Canadians’ lead on just six shots. Artemi Panarin, Maxim Kitsyn and Vladimir Tarasenko scored on Visentin.
Visentin made a few decent saves earlier in the game but looked shaky during the comeback, although head coach Dave Cameron, unlike his Russian counterpart Valeri Bragin who yanked starter Dmitri Shikin after the third Canadian goal, left the youngster in the game. Cameron said he never thought about taking Visentin out of the game.
A major reason for Canada’s success in the last two games of the tournament was the sudden improvement in its defence. Once again, the Canadian defencemen kept the pressure off Visentin by collapsing around the crease to keep the Russian shooters away from him. But
Visentin undid all of their work in the final period
It was not so much that the goaltender let in a series of bad goals. Only the second one by Kitsyn, which came 13 seconds after the first one, was really soft. But Visentin was not able to make a single big save when his team needed one.
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