Men’s Olympic Hockey: Team Canada Steamrolls Team Russia 7-3

February 25th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Yesterday's quarterfinal matchup between Canada and Russia had a lot of hype surrounding it. And why not?

Canada versus Russia, where Canada has not beaten the Russians in Olympic competition for 50 years.

Sidney Crosby versus Alex Ovechkin, where the two best players in the world collide after their monumental playoff clash last year.

Canada versus Russia, where both were considered gold medal contenders before the Olympics started.

Yes, this was billed as a game for the ages—one that would go down in the annals of hockey history alongside memories of '72 and '87.

While last night's game is sure to last in people's memories, it is because of the walloping that Canada put on the Russians rather than for the evenly matched play.

In defeating the Russians 7-3, Canada sent one of the gold medal favorites home without a medal of any kind, and they did so in style.

Canada came out of the gate with fire in their eyes and the crowd roaring at their backs, as Ryan Getzlaf opened the scoring at 2:21 of the first. That goal pushed the screaming crowd into a frenzy that seemed to buoy the Canadian players.

Canada continued to ...

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