Team Canada rolled up its sleeves and went to work. The players drove hard to Jonathan Quick’s crease and created some matter-of-fact goals, but, regardless, they got the job done. After hearing their opponent repeatedly suggest they wouldn’t be able to match up physically, they simply wore Team USA down.
Unlike the U.S., it will get a do-or-die game to put that thesis to the test. Team Canada has already booked a spot in the semifinals and faces Team Europe to determine first place in the group on Wednesday night.
Just when you thought the storyline ended with Team USA getting eliminated from playoff contention at the World Cup of Hockey with a 4-2 loss to Canada on Tuesday night…
…Phil Kessel tweeted: