For the second year in a row, Team Canada stood on the blue line after the game and watched the Russians accept their bronze medals. Russia won 2-1 Sunday morning to earn the bronze, leaving Canada without a medal in back-to-back tournaments for the first time in over 30 years.
“I could say a lot about the game but it doesn’t matter,” goaltender Zach Fucale said. “Here it’s all about results, Canada expects more, we expect more and we didn’t get it done.”
The game started off rough with Bo Horvat getting a hooking penalty less than three minutes in. And Russia capitalized on it. Mikhail Grigorenko, who plays for the Buffalo Sabres, sent a saucer pass that went off Canada defenceman Matt Dumba’s skate and past Fucale.
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