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02-21-2014, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
Congrats to Team Canada. I thought their goalies were about even.. both played really well. Offense... well an edge there to Canada as they put out more consistent and sustained pressure but I think the defense is where Canada really had the edge.

Overall they had a very solid game and squeezed out a well deserved victory.

Sweden will not be an easy opponent for the Gold medal game. The Swedes as a group likely have an advantage on the big ice and obviously their goaltending will be solid as well. I think it again comes down to how defensively constricting Canada can play to limit Sweden's chances.

I think Canada can do it... but I actually anticipate a team that will be even harder to beat than this USA team.
Good summary, I think goal-tending and forwards are pretty much even. Canada still has the edge on D though. Canada had a edge in play, but, a couple breaks and the US could have easily won.

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