Saturday, September 10, 2016
Team USA lets Team Canada know it is for real in World Cup tourney warm-up tilt
Columbus, Ohio - Please try to imagine what happens when Team USA Hockey Jersey and Canada is really gathered for important games.
Hockey game the first of the pre-World Cup on Friday of the team, to mark the victory of the wild and woolly 4-2 team USA, given the bad blood, hockey fan is for a treat. And when good pack extra ice bag tournament than players that started on September 17, after they were (7:00 pm ET, ESPN3) for the real thing in the second round robin game in Toronto, again Saturday Ottawa so it will be played.
Team USA has not exceeded the team Canada in all initial their World Cup hockey of the pre-tournament game. Jason Mowry / ICON Sportswire
Here is my take-away from the beginning of the pre-tournament game for each team.
Quick draw: After Jonathan Quick was playing a period of only two, did you end the dilemma of the goalkeeper for the United States national team? Two-time Stanley Cup champion, was sensational for the Americans who seemed to have lost a lot of the second period for most of the first half of the first period. Americans in the case that became in penalty trouble in the second of the late, Quick was the best of the American players on the ice again. John Tortorella of the United States national team coach, you want to identify the Tuesday tournament of the starter before the team of the third pre-tournament game in the evening, a quick go a long way toward solidifying its role after stopping a shot on Friday 32 33 and we have. Ben Bishop was a good play in the third, and Cory Schneider will get his first taste Saturday action in Ottawa, the performance of Quick will be a tough act to follow.
Price return: Speaking of the keeper, carry price since November last year, playing in his first game, he is his ability to regain the form that saw lead Canada to gold in Sochi certainly 2014, but it gave up the third goal of the Americans by his Joe Pavelski that Canada gave little reason to worry about a rebound, are quite juicy, but he was faced with a 8 shot only in the last two periods, as the tournament progresses, he will only get better definitely.
Team Canada, Team USA game is there are a lot of hostility beneath. Aaron Doster / USA TODAY Sports
ID check: Americans are tough, is built on punishment team so. And, they did it for a number of Friday's game. However, they also got a reckless play dangerous. Ryan Kessler who had to save the goal from the quick and his knee out of the position of as being a whole is a strong presence, after taking a hard Canadian defense Shea Weber from behind to the board, the second period It has been discharged into the second half in. There is a value in my opinion, it is not a risk suspension. He is a thing too valuable thing the player lose. Before that, the United States winger T.J. Oshie has escaped being punished for the question of the hit from behind in Canada of Logan Couture. It, but was not as a suspect, in the third period, Canada Claude Giroux, went to the room after the hit from the United States of captain Joe Pavelski. Then, after the brawl in the United States of wrinkles, Mr. Brandon Dubinsky is to give a pretty good knee to look couture that his was on top of the knee, there was. The fine line between the possible punishment and is a self-destructive, the Americans, if they are going to have success, is what you need to be wary of the cross. As they were denied Canada when that occurred out of the long 5-to-3 rough emissions and waste Dustin Byfuglien of Kessler penalty, it said, the penalty kill was impressive.
Outstanding: Sidney Crosby Patrice Bergeron said for Canada - Brad Marchand line was impressive. Line will create a chance through the night, I decided the first Canadian goal after hard work by Marchand in order to maintain since it clear the United States of the zone of Zach Parise. American superstar, Patrick Kane, additional scoring and assists, was a danger to the whole.