It's surprising how much of a difference no TV timeouts during each period makes. That game motored right along and felt more intense. Fewer commercials is a nice bonus.
I had 12 minutes to spare before a meeting and there was 5 minutes left in the 2nd and I was able to watch the rest of the period and get upstairs in that time span. I didn't realize they weren't doing TV timeouts.
after watching Canada and now watching Russia, im worried
They're no doubt the favorites but I wouldn't make too much out of these initial games. Team USA faced the toughest opponent of the three. Let them work through the nerves and unfamiliarity of the system/teammates before we start to really judge the team. Remember how awful Team Canada was in the Salt Lake preliminaries before winning gold? Or how dominant Slovakia in Turin before bowing out unceremoniously in their first loss?