Canada Beats Germany: Olympic Hockey - Results, Twitter Coverage
Men's Olympic Hockey: Canada Wins: Beats Germany 8-2
The Canadain Men's Olympic Hockey beat Germany 8-2 in Vancouver on Tuesday. Team Canada now moves onto a quarter final match up and against Russia on Wednesday.
It was a solid team effort from the Canadian Olympic Hockey team, with the Canadians crashing the boards, charging the net and quickly wearing out the beleaguered German defense and goalie.
Jerome Iginla lead all goal scorers with two while Sydney Crosby chipped in one of his own. What was remarkable was the even distribution throughout all the Canadian lines.
The German team was simply over matched but that will not be the story with the Russians and their super start Alexander Ovechkin who is prime form. Earlier in the week Ovechkin Hit on Jagr brought the crowd to its feet and set the internet a buzz.
Clearly, Ovechkin and the Russian have served notice so tomorrows match up should be an epic battle.
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Canada and Germany will square off in Men's Olympic Hockey action Tuesday night. Canada is coming off a stunning 5-3 loss to the Americans Sunday night. The Canadians are hoping to rebound against the Germans, who are looking to put an end to the hosting team's gold medal ambitions. We've got live Twitter coverage right here, via Scan.
The biggest change for Canada is Roberto Luongo taking over in between the pipes for Martin Brodeur, who made some questionable decisions against the Americans. Luongo says he is ready to go.
Roberto Luongo will take over in goal for Martin Brodeur when the Canadians face Germany on Tuesday.
"I'm pumped," Luongo said after practice on Monday. "The adrenaline is really going. I can't tell you how excited I am."
Other changes include a new No.1 line-up; Eric Staal and Jerome Iginla will now be surrounding captain Sidney Crosby.
They're all good players. In this case, we've got to get Getzie and Perry to another level. Nash played with Getzie at a world championship and they had a lot of success. They were real dominant on the cycle and that's part of that equation.
“Just looking at who Sid plays with in Pittsburgh (typically, Chris Kunitz and Bill Guerin) on a regular basis is part of it. We're just looking at how we can make our team better.”
Team Canada says they aren't looking past the Germans for a potential game with Russia, saying they're very aware they can be beat if they don't play well. Germany are winless in this tournament so far, but they say they're hoping to replicate the Swiss' success, who forced Canada into a shootout.
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