Late Goals By Slovakia Not Enough To Push Them Past Canada

February 27th, 2010 by Michael Wagner Leave a reply »
Well, the run of Slovakian upsets ended in exciting fashion, as they fell to team Canada 3-2 in Friday's semifinal matchup.

At the start of the game, the Slovakians would start slow on both sides of the puck, as Canada's depth at all positions shined through and would limit the Slovakians to just four shots in the first period.

Unlike Slovakia's offense, Canada's would start off hot, beating Slovakia's Jaroslav Halak twice in the open in period on goals by Patrick Marleau and Brendan Morrow respectively.

In the second period, Slovakia would continue to struggle on the offensive end, registering only five shots, but would solidify their play on the defensive end, allowing only one Canadian goal, which was on the powerplay.

At the start of the third, the Slovakians were being out shot nine to 21, but as the period would progress, the Slovakians would begin their fight back against the Canadians.

Slovakia would finally solve Roberto Luongo with just under nine minutes to play in the third, as Lubomir Visnovsky would bounce one off of the Canadian goaltender.

With that goal the Canadian confidence seemed to be shak ...

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