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Open Post- Team Canada vs. Team Russia For WJC Gold

from TSN,

Canada's last gold came on home ice in Ottawa in 2009, and the team is hoping to repeat that success in Toronto this year. Zach Fucale will get the start in goal for Canada.

"I really want them to just have fun and enjoy it," said Canadian captain Curtis Lazar. "We've worked hard to get to this point. The fans at the ACC have been awesome and I really want them to just get caught in the moment, kind of take a step back and soak it all in, because it's going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and opportunity for us.

"I feel like if we go out there and we play the right way, the way we can, we'll be able to get the job done."...

The Russians feel their tough road to the gold medal game could be an advantage as they take another unbeaten team – and a team yet to trail - in Canada.

"We had a couple of pretty hard games against the U.S. and Sweden," forward Ivan Barbashyov said after Russia's Sunday win. "We know how to play, and we'll be playing the same way we played today and two days ago."

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The game is on NHL Network US and TSN1, TSN4, TSN5 and TSN GO. Pregame at 7:30pm ET, puck drops just after 8:00pm.

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SYF's avatar

Is it Tom Renney’s job to pick Team Canada’s coaches?

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/05/15 at 08:06 PM ET

SYF's avatar

1-nil CAN.  Just 23 seconds into the game.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/05/15 at 08:17 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Hicketts on the stat sheet with a solid hit at his blueline.  It was gooood.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/05/15 at 08:20 PM ET

SYF's avatar

2-nil CAN with 17:28 left in the first.

Russian keeper Kostin replaced by Sorokin.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/05/15 at 08:23 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Russians playing like the Schmucks:  scrums between the whistles.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/05/15 at 08:28 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I dont know about hockey, but I think the Russians have some great candidates for their next Olympic diving squad.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/05/15 at 08:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

brb.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/05/15 at 08:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Actually, I’m heading out.  Catch y’all on the flipside.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/05/15 at 08:32 PM ET

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yay

Posted by Garth on 01/05/15 at 11:29 PM ET

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