The Americans did many positive things and had control of the game. "I've played in the highest level for over a decade and now playing in the Olympics, so it's not like I haven't been playing good, competitive hockey".
"The Americans are a great country for hockey, but we are, too", Canadian forward Meghan Agosta said diplomatically.
Ovechkin's mother played basketball for Russian Federation and won two Olympic gold medals, so you can understand why a chance to do the same means so much to him.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger interviewed Alex Ovechkin ahead of the Caps-Jets game Tuesday night.
But Thursday the rewards didn't come. The Americans outshot Slovenia 11-3 in the first period.
Emblematic of their scoring travails, Lamoureux-Davidson failed to convert a penalty shot late in the second period. Or later in the second when Brianna Decker rifled a slapshot past Lacasse that ricocheted off the outside of the post. On a third-period power play, Ceresnak fired a slapshot from the left circle that proved to be the game-winner. Terry's puck-handling often dazzled Slovenia's physical defenders, but his passes to the front of the net often were botched by slow-reacting teammates.
Senators coach Guy Boucher said he did not address the trade in the locker room and instead tried to the focus on the task at hand - trying to get a win.
"When I'm older", he said, "I'll look back and say, 'Wow, that's incredible'".
When asked after the game if he was concerned about not being able to convert so many offensive chances, Stauber insisted he wasn't. "What else are you going to do?" But if, on the other hand, they're moving the puck with speed, those problems won't be glaring. We got our bodies there, but we have to get our sticks. Nothing fancy, but he can put up some greasy goals.
Next up for the Canadians is a Saturday date against the Czech Republic, with a practice day in between to further work on systems and build to be ready for medal round games next week.
"But we've got to find a way to finish the game".
Greenway learned the game from his uncles and cousins.
Canada started the day on a sour note with Ottawa's Rachel Homan shouldering an 8-6 loss to South Korea in her first game of the women's curling tournament.
The U.S. team faces off against Slovenia Wednesday morning at 7:15 in their first Olympic game. Melodie Daoust had her third goal of the tournament in the win. Greenway racked up 26 points on five goals and 21 assists in 39 games during his freshmen year, and followed that up with a 31-point campaign (10 goals and 21 assists) in 37 games during his sophomore season.
The U.S. men's hockey team doesn't have a monopoly on miracles that occur on Olympic ice.
The victor of the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation vs. Switzerland will face Canada.
Everybody has a lot of talent here, said Kovalchuk, who leads the favored Russians after playing for the Atlanta Thrashers and New Jersey Devils.
With four days to prepare for its next opponent, the U.S.is content to stay the course, knowing that the hockey gods will eventually smile on them for their consistent effort. Kendal Coyne agreed, suggesting the US would take that game 10 times out of 10.
"We'll learn from this", O'Neill said. "I know it sounds redundant". The question is whether or not it will come in the next week.