It will not be robust for the Canadian ladies’s hockey workforce to get again to work after an exhilarating 4-2 win over america on Tuesday on the Beijing Olympics.
Getting outshot 53-27 typically isn’t a recipe for achievement — a message coach Troy Ryan figures to hammer dwelling earlier than Canada returns to the ice for a quarterfinal towards Sweden on Friday at 8 a.m. ET.
“First off, you congratulate the workforce on profitable the (group within the) preliminary spherical. As a workforce you must discuss and share the successes which have made it worthwhile, however the largest factor is that we all know we didn’t play our greatest recreation,» Ryan stated. «It’s nice that we have been capable of win, however we’ve got to return to the drafting board and have a look at among the areas we are able to enhance, specifically our puck administration. (We should) simply tighten up a bit and make some changes transferring ahead.”
Two-goal scorer Brianne Jenner agreed, calling it «a messy recreation.»
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So whereas goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens deserves all of the reward that comes her method, the Canadians wish to see a distinct type of recreation if the anticipated happens and so they face the Individuals once more within the remaining on Feb. 16 at 11:10 p.m. ET.
«Begin of the primary interval, they confirmed up. They doubled us in photographs and Ann-Renee saved us within the recreation. We now have to return and concentrate a bit of bit extra on our particulars,» captain Marie-Philip Poulin informed CBC.
As for Canada’s subsequent opponent, Sweden (2-2) received its remaining video games of group play over China and Denmark to nail down the third and remaining quarterfinal spot in Group B.
Since profitable silver after a loss to Canada within the 2006 Turin Olympic remaining after which taking bronze on the 2007 world championship, Sweden has not stood on the rostrum at both occasion.
The Swedes did not qualify for final 12 months’s world championship in Calgary.
Canada (first in Group A) vs. Sweden (third in Group B)
U.S. (second in Group A) vs. Czech Republic (second in Group B)
Finland (third in Group A) vs. Japan (first in Group B)
Russia (fourth in Group A) vs. Switzerland (fifth in Group A)
Identical gamers, completely different consequence
Poulin was effectively conscious who was in web when she was awarded a penalty shot within the second interval on Tuesday
«I had a bit of flashback to 2018, that is for positive,» Poulin informed CBC.
As soon as once more, it was Poulin towards American goalie Maddie Rooney, however this time it was Captain Clutch getting the higher hand.
Rooney stopped Poulin within the shootout win over Canada for Olympic gold 4 years in the past in Pyeongchang.
Russian exams optimistic
One other Russian ladies’s hockey participant has examined optimistic for COVID-19 after enjoying towards Canada.
Russian coach Evgeny Bobariko tells state information company RIA Novosti that Polina Bolgareva examined optimistic.
The ahead performed towards Canada in a recreation Monday which was delayed due to virus considerations on each groups earlier than the Russians and Canadians agreed to start out the sport in masks. The Canadians saved their masks on and received 6-1.
The Russians eliminated theirs at the beginning of the third interval.
Bobariko says the workforce discovered in regards to the optimistic check after arriving again on the Olympic village following the sport.
Russia has eight gamers unavailable in Beijing due to the virus and one other participant was left in Moscow after a optimistic check. Bobariko says «I do not know the way it’s taking place.»
Canadian ahead Emily Clark did not play towards Russia due to inconclusive check outcomes, however was again within the lineup towards the U.S.
On Tuesday, Finland wore masks of their recreation towards the Russians, who remained with out masks.
Japan 3, Czech Republic 2 (SO)
Japan clinched first place in Group B — and prevented a quarterfinal date with the U.S. — with a shootout win over the Czech Republic. Hanae Kubo scored the lone objective of the shootout, whereas Haruka Toko scored each of Japan’s targets in regulation.
Finland 5, Russia 0
Finland (1-3) notched its first victory of the event. Sanni Rantala had a objective and an help for the Finns.
Sweden 3, Denmark 1
The Danes fell one win wanting making the quarterfinals of their first Olympic look. Emma Nordin, Lisa Johansson and Ebba Burglund scored for the Swedes.
— With information from The Related Press