Defending champions Canada made the best of Saturday's semifinal defeat when they beat the Czech Republic 6-4 Saturday for the men's ice hockey bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. That gave Canada three goals on its first eight shots, a reversal from the semifinal loss when the Canadians gave up three goals on nine shots in the first period in losing to Germany 4-3.
Canada will face the Czech Republic for the bronze medal on Saturday. "But whoever that's going to be, it's going to be great game and best team will win". "It's all about us and showing support for the people who want to come down". Vancouver island very own Cassie Sharpe took home gold in the half pipe and Katelyn Osmond became the 6th Canadian woman to earn an individual figure skating medal at the Olympic games.
Look for the 35-year-old Christian Ehrhoff to be front and center Saturday, with the other players on the roster benefiting from his wealth of National Hockey League experience. They've gotten that from Danny aus den Birken, who has a 2.43 goals-against average and made 31 saves in a 4-3 overtime victory over Sweden.
The action settled down in the second period, with Canadian goalie Poulin and Francouz trading stopped shots, and neither team taking advantage of either of their two-minute power plays. Kelly scored his second at 9:37 from the inside edge of the right circle for a 5-2 lead.More news: Russell Westbrook nails game-winning three to down the Kings
But some anxious moments followed as the Czechs clawed back two goals with two minutes to go despite being a man down.
Cervenka's goal with 3:34 left was reviewed for a high stick but stood after replay.
Michal Repik and Jan Kovar have done the majority of the scoring for the second-seeded team, while Jan Kolar was one of two defenders to find the back of the net in regulation against the Americans.
Now they're in the Olympic gold-medal game for Germany, having advanced further than the teams from their home countries.More news: Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez: 'Two points dropped'
With a little over 10 left to play Chris Kelly sniped another goal top shelf to make ti 5-2 and seemingly clinch a bronze medal for Team Canada. Despite being enveloped by a Czech defender, Kelly restored the Canadian lead 15 seconds later with a deft tip-in off a Cody Goloubef shot.
With Ben Scrivens still sidelined with a shoulder injury, Poulin got the start in goal again.
Coach Willie Desjardins kept none of his forward lines intact from the Germany game, making changes to all four. Then Germany stunned the Canadians 4-3 to keep them out of the gold medal game. Russian Federation last reached the Olympic final in 1998 when it lost to the Czech Republic and hasn't won gold since 1992 when it played as the unified Community of Independent States team.
Regardless of what occurs Saturday, Germany has earned the respect of the worldwide hockey community for its miraculous run to the gold-medal game.More news: Snapchat Loses $1.5B Thanks to Kylie Jenner