Sunday, September 18, 2016
Canada throttles Czech Republic 6-0 at World Cup of Hockey
Heavily favored to capture the hockey World Cup Of Hockey Jersey on their own soil, Team Canada did not suffer any frustration during his first game two weeks of the tournament.
For amazing performance from captain Sidney Crosby, Canada to spread the Czech Republic 6-0 on Saturday in the preliminary round action.
Fresh to help the Pittsburgh Penguins to capture the Stanley Cup, Crosby picked up where we left off with a goal and two assists and a plus-4 rating of plus-minus in a dominating performance at both ends of the ice.
"We were just trying to go out there and work and see what happens," Crosby said. "Previously, we insisted to get some goals and had to kill some penalties, so it was nice to get the first and kind of build from that. I thought we played hard, and we have been working. It's not easy, we had to work for this, and we got rewarded. "
Brad Marchand was also a goal and two assists while Patrice Bergeron, Toews, Joe Thornton and Petrandzhelo added points to provide more than enough for the crime goalie Carey Price, who made 27 saves to record the shutout.
"We played a really good defensive hockey," Price said. "We made it very difficult to score goals. Look at the list and how many championship players on this team. There's a reason why they're champions. They play the game the right way, they are on the right side of the puck at the right time. This Hockey Canada staple to make it difficult to score. "
Canada bombarded Czech goalie Michal Neuvirth with 50 shots and was in total control from the opening faceoff in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
"It's always a good game when you are able to get a couple early and trust is always very high then, and I think we feel pretty good throughout the game," said Marchand. "Hopefully, we will continue to improve throughout the tournament."
Canada will face the United States, which fell in stunning fashion in Europe team 3-0 earlier in action on Tuesday night.