Wednesday, September 21, 2016
World Cup of Hockey: U.S. eliminated in loss to Canada
TORONTO - Patrick Kane was on the verge of tears when the final bell rang in another American defeat in Canada Hockey Jersey.
4-2 Wipeout US eliminated the hockey World Cup on Tuesday night, ending what was perhaps the best opportunity for this generation of players to win an international competition. Instead, US flamed out in two games, leaving disappointment, frustration and a lot of questions about program management.
For the US team, Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was a minus-1 in 11:16 minutes of ice time. Livonia Ryan Kesler (Anaheim Ducks) was a minus-1 in 16:31 of ice time. Former Michigan Wolverines forward Max Pacioretty (Montreal Canadiens) was also a minus-1 in 11:34 TOI.
► The US group I just could not match the best
In the aftermath of a predominant clinical behavior tournament favorite and a lackluster performance of the US, the best players were shell-shocked by the early departure.
"Two games here and that's it," Kane, who has one goal in nine consecutive games in a Team USA uniform .. "It's just amazing said. It's crazy how hockey is. It's definitely frustrating to be American and have these opportunities and have nothing to show for it. "
US team Coach John Tortorella, back left, and
US team Coach John Tortorella, back left, and assistant coach Phil Housley, back to the right, with players of team USA Blake Wheeler, Ryan Kesler and David Backes see the World Cup of Hockey game against Canada Toronto. (Photo: Nathan Denette, AP)
A shutout at the hands of Team Europe, a group of players from eight countries, and error prone then a loss to Canada was enough to keep the US to reach the semifinals. Canada and Europe secured spots.
Kane what he calls a "failure" against Europe put the US a way of having to win against their biggest rival. regulation victories against Canada and the Czech Republic have advanced the Americans, and now the final round-robin game Thursday is a duel between teams lame-duck.
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US general manager Dean Lombardi said in June that his goal was to build a team that could beat Canada. The American list, heavy on the size and sand and light on speed and skill, was heavily criticized when it was announced, and took more results this week.
"You can hit list everything they want," said John Tortorella coach. "We looked at some of those players on our list, there are some very good experienced players and they simply have not done enough offensive and a bit self-inflicted in two games."
Tortorella said he is still waiting for the US to generate some offense. He got a goal early in the defense Ryan McDonagh and later by T. J. Oshie well after the game was decided.
Forwards Phil Kessel, Paul Stastny and Kyle Okposo and Justin and Kevin Faulk defenses Shattenkirk were among the players left off the list and could have provided more offensive.
Minutes after the match end left, Kessel tweeted: "Just sitting around the house tonight w my dog I felt I should be doing something important, but could not put my finger on it.." It was his third twit in last year, one of which was a picture of him lifting the Stanley Cup.
After errors led to two goals from Matt Duchene Canada and one each from Corey Perry and Patrice Bergeron, players from the United States dispatched tweet and critical construction payroll Kessel.
"Everyone who was here deserved it," said Captain Joe Pavelski, who like Kane and Zach Parise star struggled to create chances. "There are decisions made and that is the way they were, and that's the way the group was armed. No matter you are here or who is not. It was a job for us to do, and we were not enough good ".
The USA Hockey Jersey. is still good enough against Canada, falling 1-5 against the top of the world hockey power of dating Vancouver Olympics 2010. On Tuesday night, Canada was the best team around the brand five minutes on, getting two goals 14 seconds apart to leave behind McDonagh and benefiting from Carey price 34 saves.
international shutout streak prices ended at 228: 41, but Canada did the job.
"There were times tonight I did not think we were even close to being as good as we can be," Canada coach and former coach Mike Babcock said Red Wings. "We were not as good as we are able to be tonight."
The goalkeeper Jonathan Quick continued its strong international game, stopping 30 shots to keep the score be even more unbalanced. But like Kessel sitting at home with your dog, could not get quick goals at the other end to keep the US otherwise loss of head movement.
"I feel like we let our country down, we let ourselves down," said Ryan Suter defense. "You go into this not knowing how many more chances you will get and be out after two games is extremely disappointing."
Lundqvist, Sweden white Filppula, Finland
The old Henrik Lundqvist was back in the net for Sweden.
The 34-year-old Lundqvist made 36 saves to help Sweden beat Finland 2-0 in the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday.
"We were confident with him coming today, even after Jacob (Markstrom) played as good as it did (Sunday) game," said captain Henrik Sedin Swedish. "Being close to Henrik for a few weeks now, we knew it was coming and have a great game."
Ex-Red Wing Valtteri Filppula had two shots on goal at 16:20 of ice time in Finland.
Anton Stralman and Loui Eriksson scored the Swedes (2-0-0) has a firm grip on the top spot in Group B. Finland (0-2-0) faces long odds to advance to the semifinals.
Lundqvist, the first match of the tournament in Sweden was lost due to illness, struggled in the competition prior to the tournament, posting a 4.49 goals against average and a .778 save percentage in two appearances. Rangers goalkeeper was removed from the game last Wednesday against the team in Europe after allowing five goals on 22 shots in a 6-2 loss. World Cup Of Hockey Jersey.
"I felt very rusty out there the first period, not as conscious as I wanted to be, but I got very good help with some loose disks and stuff like that," Lundqvist said. "Second and third, I felt more comfortable, but it was fun. I really enjoyed being there playing. Big game, big game, not being able to play the first, you never know where it's going when it is not healthy ".
Tuukka Rask, from the Finnish Pekka Rinne's goal, stopped 27 shots.