Eliminating the U.S. Squad from the World Cup of hockey, Team Canada’s 4-2 decisive victory on Tuesday night proved how incredibly talented the team is and why it is a strong favorite to win this best-on-best tournament.
Matt Duchene, who is a highly skilled player, scored a pair of goals and Corey Perry and Patrice Bergeron each added goals to provide the Canadian offense, whereas Carey Price made 34 saves. Duchene is basically perfect for Team Canada because he doesn’t get much attention defensively from the opposition due to the superstars on the roster. That makes him very dangerous.
“There was times tonight that I didn’t think we were even close to being as good as we’re capable of being. But it was an opportunity to get better today, and now we’re set up to play more games in the tournament, which is real positive.
And we’ve got to take some steps because we weren’t as good as we’re capable of being tonight. “Said Canada coach Mike Babcock.
At first it was the USA, who lead by a 1-0 but the Canadian quickly responded with an onslaught. Goals 14 seconds apart from Duchene and Covery Perry gave Canada a 2-1 lead of the first period. Than Duchene added his second of the opening 20 minutes.
Showing the disappointment over the defeat, John Tortorella, U.S Coach said, “Yeah, It’s disappointing, frustrating. All different types of emotions. Yeah, I think we let some people down. It’s on my watch. I certainly feel responsible for that. So Yeah, It’s really disappointing.”