Canada 0, Finland 2Published by Toronto Mike on February 19, 2006 @ 18:23 in Hockey Canada, Olympics
The good news: I got to watch our Canadian hockey team play two games this weekend. The bad news: I watched our team get shut out twice and fall to 2-2.
The loss to Switzerland shocked me while this loss to Finland merely suprised me. Unlike years past, there are few weak goaltenders at this level. You can no longer depend on accumulating goals due to goaltender error. You have to make the most of your opportunities and finish plays when attacking. Today we fell behind early and couldn't recover.
The fortunate thing is, Team Canada is still guaranteed a spot in the Olympic quarter-finals, even if we lose to the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Strange but true. If we can somehow turn this around, we can all look back at this lost weekend and laugh.