Men’s Olympic Hockey: Team Canada Spanks Germany 8-2, Russia Next

February 24th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Like a cat sharpening its claws before the hunt, Canada warmed up on the Germans yesterday in preparation for today's monstrously huge quarterfinal game versus Russia.

In handily defeating the German team 8-2, Canada qualified for the medal round. In doing so, they generated a little more cohesion on the ice.

While Monday morning saw Team Canada as a nation in the throes of depression after the surprising defeat at the hands of the U.S., yesterday, during the third period, Team Canada had its faithful chanting "We want Russia!"

Despite a tentative first period against the Germans, Canada went into the intermission with a 1-0 lead on a Joe Thornton goal. His line continues to roll for Canada.

In the first, Canada looked like a team that was feeling the weight of expectations and  being crushed by the pressure.

However, things changed in the second. A Shea Weber blast from the point went past Germany's Greiss and through the netting.

Yes, you read that right. The puck went through the netting.

Play continued but was eventually whistled to review the goal, which ended up standing and making it 2-0 for Canada. ...

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