The drive for Gold begins today. Team Canada is rolling, with so much talent on the blueline that surviving a collective slump (such as it is) among the forwards is barely noticed. The goaltending has been solid, and save for the curious handling of Martin St. Louis and PK Subban all is well in Canada.
The Finns are injured at center, and aren’t in Canada’s league in terms of talent when healthy. This game really represents the first legit test for the Canadians, and they should win going away.
Is this a team of destiny? Will the goaltending be good enough? Will they find a winger for Crosby? If Canada wins Gold this team walks together forever (thanks Fred Shero). This week tells all, and it begins this morning.
Courtesy tsn, the lineups for today:
Team Canada lines versus Finland: