The defending Olympic Gold medal winning Canadians received their second break already in the tournament before reaching the quarterfinals. Not only did they avoid playing Russia in the quarterfinals, but they get #11 seed Latvia after they upset Switzerland and their lockdown defense on Monday.
I’m sure no one predicted that the LA Kings would be leading Team Canada but that’s exactly what has happened with Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty leading the charge even though the roster is full of NHL stars, including Blackhawks stars Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith.
Now that it’s in the knockout stage look for Sidney Crosby to really try to assert himself into this tournament today against a team that Canada should easily dominate and easily skate away to the Semi-finals like Sweden did earlier this morning. Carey Price gets the start with most Canadians talking about P.K. Subban still not being in the lineup. Here are the game listings.
Game Time- 11am
TV- MSNBC (USA) CBC (Canada)
Live Streaming- NBC Live Extra
Do you give Latvia any chance to upset Canada today? This could be over early which could be a detriment to Canada moving forward in the tournament!
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