*writer’s note: I’m watching on my DVR, so I’m not necessarily live…
Is John Tavares playing in this game?
The real star of Canada is Dustin Tokarski. Where would they be without this little spark plug? Some great play by Ennis, Subban, Kane, and Cormier.
Della Rovere continues to disgrace the Canadian team and it’s a wonder how he’s getting away with it. The game is working into the Canadian game-plan of flooding the game with penalties. The Russians need to continue to come together as a team, rather than a group of individuals and after some shaky decision making early are looking solid.
“Toka,” however, has made some stops that were under-appreciated by the crowd, and but for his play Canada would be down a couple. There was one save on a Russian deflection that looked fated for the net. Tokarski Saves. And the game stays even.
It will be interesting to see if the Russian skill can overcome the Canadian assault. There’s no comparing the teams in the skill department, but the Canadians have an old fox behind the bench, and he knows how to neutralize individual skill. It will take a great team effort for the Russians to advance. And for the officials to forget who they put money on with their bookies.