Carey Price finally made his return to play yesterday, stopping 21 of the 24 shots that were sent his way. Although it wasn't a dominating performance, the most important aspect was that he finished the game, and started the long process towards adjusting his timing to match NHL speed. He definitely showed signs of rust, which is to be expected after such a long layoff.
Tonight it's Price's teammates that get a shot to guard the net. Both Bradon Holtby and Corey Crawford are expected to split goaltending duties tonight in the rematch versus the USA.
Canada will look to counter the USA's physicality, which seemed to be their modus operandi in the first match up. The took every single opportunity available to hit Canadian forwards, dispelling the notion that this tournament would be played by unmotivated skaters.
Weber and Kesler won't be having tea together any time soon. pic.twitter.com/4hS5PyU3JK— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) September 10, 2016
The USA capitalized on their opportunities to edge out the Canadians in the first pre-tournament, despite being out shot 40 to 24. Canada will aim for a little bit of revenge, as well as earning a moral victory versus their continental rivals.
The puck drops at 7:00 PM EDT, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa
How To Watch:
In Canada (French): TVASports
In Canada (English): Sportsnet
In the United States: ESPN 3
Stream: Watch ESPN
We'll update the rosters as they're finalized by each team.
|Brad Marchand||Patrice Bergeron||Corey Perry|
|John Tavares||Ryan Getzlaf||Tyler Seguin|
|Logan Couture||Jonathan Toews||Steven Stamkos|
|Matt Duchene||Claude Giroux||Joe Thornton|
|Marc-Edouard Vlasic||Shea Weber|
|Alex Pietrangelo||Brent Burns|
Scratched: Sidney Crosby, Jake Muzzin, Carey Price
|Max Pacioretty||Joe Pavelski||Patrick Kane|
|Zach Parise||Derek Stepan||Blake Wheeler|
|Justin Abdelkader||Ryan Kesler||T.J. Oshie|
|James van Riemsdyk||Brandon Dubinsky||Kyle Palmieri
|Ryan McDonagh||John Carlson|
|Ryan Suter||Erik Johnson|
|Jack Johnson||Dustin Byfuglien|
Scratched: David Backes, Matt Niskanen, Jonathan Quick