Men’s Olympic Hockey: Team Canada Exorcises Demons Vs. Team Switzerland

February 19th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
In defeating Team Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout, yesterday, Canada pulled one out of the fire.

While early on, the game looked like it was going to be a repeat of Team Canada's 8-0 thumping of Team Norway only two days earlier, things changed quickly for the hometown heroes.

Making the score 2-0 only 35 seconds into the second on goals by Heatley and Marleau the Canadians looked in control.  Things changed for Canada, however, when Switzerland scored at 8:59 of the second.

Ivo Ruthemann's bullet of a shot from 40 feet out somehow managed to elude Brodeur even though he saw the puck the whole way. You're not going to score too many goals like that on Brodeur but the Swiss will take it!

That goal gave the Swiss the boost that they needed to turn the tide on the Canadians. It was also at that point that the immense pressure that Canada is under started to show.

While Canada outshot the Swiss 17-8 in the first period, the margin was only 10-9 for Canada in the second as the Swiss took the game to a suddenly reeling Canadian team.

The Swiss continued to fore-check aggressively and were rewarded with the tying goal with 10 seconds left in the ...

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