No doubt about it, losing an Olympic semifinal game against Canada stings for the U.S. men’s hockey team. Those expecting a sullen, detached effort in the bronze medal game Saturday haven’t seen that so far, as they’re working hard against Finland through one period.
The best example came during a stretch of play in which Finland somehow failed to score while the net was often empty and Jonathan Quick was frequently sprawling. Here are a few photos of that heart-stopping span …
… With the highlight being Ryan Kesler’s blocked shot that could probably be deemed a save:
Times have been tough for Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers fans lately, even if they’ve been frustrating in different ways.
Saturday’s 5-1 Habs win highlights a few things, but the most tantalizing thought for those fans is that it’s likely that we’ll see more great things from P.K. Subban and Connor McDavid … sometimes against each other.
Perhaps this will be a confidence booster for Montreal. More than anything else, it directed attention to Subban, who’s quietly been absolutely fantastic for the floundering Canadiens.
Consider how much of an offensive burden he’s currently carrying:
Subban updated: 17 points in 16 games, Habs have 36 goals over that span. Subban's been in on 47.2% of them.