For some time Saturday night, the Canadian hockey fans – Who is MOST of the ict population – held with collective Their breath and organizers of the hockey World Cup began considering empty seats at the Air Canada Centre for a final which did not include the country .that is incredibly frightening scenario became possible in the second period of the semifinal against Canada Russia. Canada had dominated the game Relinquished goal lead, triggering waves of anxiety that might be felt Sidney Crosby Canada Hockey jersey and Brad Marchand home province of Nova Scotia to all points north and west in this vast country.
“I know,” defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic said resignedly. “Someone gets the lead on Canada and everyone starts to panic.”
Everyone, perhaps, except players wearing the logo of the stylized maple leaf on the front of their jerseys.
Crosby was intelligent, fact-you-see-that passes to set up Marchand for the tying goal late in the second period and the fire goal green early in the third as Canada defeated the courageous Russian goaltender efforts Sergei Bobrovsky and earned 5-3 victory to secure a place in the final tournament. Canada will face the winner of Sunday’s semifinal between Sweden and the surprising Team Europe in a best-of-three finals beginning Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre.
“I do not know that there is much difference,” Canada and Kings defenseman Drew Doughty when asked if he preferred an opponent on the other. “They are both similar. They are good hockey teams 200 feet with good goalkeepers. ”
Purpose Canada (4-0-0) has been-better than anyone. His players made Prolific Russian winger Alex Ovechkin disappear Saturday – He had one shot on goal and was never a presence – while remaining balanced, patient and trusting and relying on the unity forged during Olympic triumphs in 2010 and 2014. Ovechkin, who had only one goal in four matches of the tournament, spoke quietly after, clearly disappointed in his own performance and his team. “I did my best,” he said. “We were all on the page Sami.”
Goal That Was not nearly good enough to upset Canada, whose talent bottomless pit is its best asset. “That’s an advantage that we had a long time now, depth, any line can score at any moment and everyone buys into defensive,” said Ducks and central Canada Ryan
Getzlaf. “As long as our systems remain tight and we keep getting better, we’ll be all right.”
Crosby said equalizer Bergeron as a momentum changer. “It was great we felt because we controlled the game and do many good things and we were down 2-1,” he said. “So to be ble to get that back pretty quickly, even going into the third, and playing in particular The Way We Were, we thought we would score.”
He proved that there was no reason for panic in the prairie or anywhere else in Canada. All was well in the nation with this PRIDES itself, we invented the game and will likely add another championship trophy notice a icts international box.