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Men's Olympic Recap: United States 4, Canada 2

Robinson scored early and Knight added a shorthanded goal, but Canada was doubled up by the Americans

February 12, 2022


BEIJING, China – Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team saw its record drop to 1-1 at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, falling 4-2 to its cross-border rivals from the United States on Saturday.

• Mat Robinson (Calgary/SKA St. Petersburg, KHL) opened the scoring just 84 seconds in.
• Corban Knight (High River, Alta./Avangard Omsk, KHL) netted a shorthanded goal late in the second period, bringing the Canadians to within a goal after 40 minutes.
• Josh Ho-Sang (Thornhill, Ont./Toronto, AHL) , Eric Staal (Thunder Bay, Ont./Iowa, AHL) andDaniel Winnik (Toronto/ Genève-Servette HC, NL) chipped in with one assist apiece.
• Edward Pasquale (Toronto/Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL) made 23 saves.
• Canada outshot the United States 37-27.

Next Game:
Canada vs. China – Sunday, Feb. 13 (8:10 a.m. ET/5:10 a.m. PT)

“Sometimes you ask your players to have short memories [after a loss], and that is what we need now. At the same time, we need to remember why we lost this game and make sure it does not happen in [the game against China]. If we are going to dwell on this loss, then we will not be ready to play tomorrow. Regardless of the what the score was [between the United States and China], we know we are going to get a team that skates hard, plays hard and is strong on the forecheck, so I know we will be up against a good opponent.”
- Head coach Claude Julien (Orleans, Ont.) on forgetting today’s loss and playing China tomorrow

“Any time we can get ahead [early] in a game is obviously a good thing, but it was unfortunate that [the United States] was able to tie the game quickly. That is something we need to work on. The next couple shifts after a goal are important, and we need to make sure the other team does not take the momentum back. Scoring early and getting out to an early lead is important for us, and we need to continue to get a lead early.”
- Robinson on going up 1-0 less than two minutes in

“[Winnik] made a great play on the penalty kill, and that lead to a two-on-one. Dan made a great pass to get the puck back to me, and I just picked my head up and saw that low blocker was open. Fortunately, it went in because you do not get too many chances like that in a game. It is a goal I’ll never forget. Scoring for Team Canada in the Olympics is something you dream of, so I definitely will not forget that.”
- Knight on his shorthanded goal

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