Sorry, forgot about the password! Canada vs Czech is on right now, Allen is in net again.
Pietro got a great assist, fed Hall on a partial breakaway to tie the game 1-1.
Allen made a good play on the PP earlier, moved the puck up the ice quickly when the Czech cleared it so Canada got back into the zone within a few seconds. The goal that beat him was a deflection in front of the net off a point shot, don't think he could have done much.
Well I got to watch all 3 games on nhl net yesterday and here's what I thought on our guys:
Alex P.- Latvia was awful so he dominated with good minutes and 4 assists. Played very effective against the weak competition and played physical.
Jake Allen- What 8 shots against, to easy to tell anything.
Phil Mcrae- Might have earned himself some more minutes in upcoming games, I though he played very consistent and seemed to be a hard player to play against. I like how hard he is to knock off the puck along the wall, is very strong on his skates.
David Warsofsky- Did not play as well as in the game against North Dakota but he also wasn't seeing the 5 on 5 ice time he got in that game either. I think USA plays Ramage way too much, was very lost in his own zone and will get dominated by Canada or Sweden. But David made some nice plays and showed grit for a smaller dman. He made a few nice breakouts but I expect him to be much better in upcoming games.
David Rundblad- Sweden is loaded and Rundblad was wearing the "A". He was played in all situations and was out there for many of the goals for. He has a great set of hands and is smooth on the breakout but his backward skating and defensive positioning(gap control) will need some time. But with him wearing the "A" this year and being able to be on the team next year as well, I think we will see steady progression in his play.
Canada just beat Latvia 16-0. There's something wrong with this tournament.
Canada beat Kazakhstan last year 15-0. It's unfortunate because Latvia avoided relegation last year. Canada is a consistent dominant force in this tournament and got stuck with the weaker group this year.
Group A: Canada, US, Switzerland, Slovakia, Latvia
Group B: Sweden, Russia, Finland, Austria, Czech
Originally Posted by Robb_K
Russia only beat Latvia 3-2. What country would you put in instead of Latvia?
Actually it was the other way around... Latvia beat Russia 3-2 in exhibition, which is why I thought this game had potential to be interesting (i.e. not a massacre like it turned out).