T. J. Oshie did not quite get it right on Tuesday morning when he looked ahead of win-or-go-home that night against Team Canada.
“If it is 100 percent skill, they win,” Team USA Hockey Jersey forward, he said, “100 percent of grain, we win.”
Oshie did not consider something entirely more important.
What about 100 percent of Canada?
Skill, sand, Team Canada can supply both in large quantities. Add a good dose of acute goaltending price Carey Tuesday night, and all those white factors red and combined to send the Americans home after the World Cup of Hockey 2016 as Canadians skated to a convincing victory 4-2 in the air Canada Centre.
US team It was built to beat Team Canada in this event. Team Canada was built just to win.
In the end, the team with more depth and better balance was victorious, and not really matter Players US not included in the team or if there was a better than coach John Tortorella above category.
Individually, Americans have some fine hockey players. Put these ones in a group setting, and there is nothing to brag about.
Canada was simply too good for their biggest rivals hockey. Canada entered the World Cup as favorites to win. With a game remaining in the preliminary round against Team Europe on Wednesday, it has only solidified that belief. The winner of that game will finish first in Group A; So it has qualified for the semifinals.
Canada coach Mike Babcock wants more.
“There were times (against the U.S) I did not think we were even close to being as good as we can be,” Babcock said. “But it was an opportunity to improve and now we are ready to play more games in this tournament, which is real positive.”
Canada is simply better than the US?
“Well, that depends on you,” Babcock said. “I do not care about those things. Being Canadian, who is greedy. Do you think it is your right to find a way to get it done.”
The USA. You will end up with a meaningless game against the Czech Republic Hockey Jersey on Thursday.
Tortorella inflict wanted his team to play hockey straight. Nothing that players did not look like that kind of thinking. Reminders World Cup victory in the 1996 championship in the locker room and supposedly inspiring views of members of the US armed forces They did not work.
Tortorella knew the best players in the US team had to be their best players in order to have any kind of shot. Patrick Kane was tabbed as the offensive leader, but mixed with his teammates.
“I think we let some people,” Tortorella said. “It’s on my watch. I certainly feel responsible for that.
“I’m still looking for us generate offense. I think we have good offensive players on that list, I think we have a little jam on that list. I think we can play a lot of different ways. We have not played well on offense.
“You can hit list everything they want,” said Tortorella. “We look at some of the players from that squad, there are some very good experienced players. We are a bit self-inflicted.”
The idea of going to Canada and take it down with grain was hilarious. Anyone who knows one end of a hockey stick ever seen other players like Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron, use two examples, and the sand is not seen?
Canada won gold at the Winter Olympics in 2014 and 2010, the use of more than a few of the same players who are participating in the World Cup. Americans can not look around the room and choose many winners internationally.
Canada had a 3-1 lead after the first period and increased its lead to three goals at 8:50 of the second when the puck bounced to replace Bergeron skate.
Ryan McDonagh scored early in the first to give the United States a 1-0 lead, but the Canadian shrugged. Matt Duchene and Corey Perry scored 14 seconds apart, however, and Duchene added another before the period ended.
Oshie finished the scoring with a goal in the third.
Skill and sand made the victory happen for Canada.
“I think with our skill level and our depth and talent we have, the guys we have bought in, understand trying to adapt to any style we have to play either one, hard heavy game,” Canadian forward John Tavares He said. “We have a great ability to protect the disc, diffusion of equipment and do they have to spend energy. We have the ability to lead teams down.”