Canada 18, Slovakia 0

What an amazing freakin’ game!   The crowd at “Canada Hockey Place”1 was electric tonight.  Honestly, it was like watching the team that was on the power play for 60 minutes straight.  Even when Slovakia was on the power play, it looked like Canada was the one with man advantage2.

Usually when a game is a blowout like this, the crowd starts to lose it’s excitement… but not this crowd.  We cheered as loud for the 18th goal as we did for the first. At pretty much every Canucks game I’ve ever been to I’ve seen people leave early, even if the game is close, because they don’t want to have to get caught in crowd leaving.  But not tonight. It didn’t matter that we’d scored the most goals in Olympic history – everyone stayed right to the end!

Apparently Slovakia has only had women’s hockey for 10 years, so you have to give them props for coming out.  Their goalie actually did a pretty good job – the shots were 67-9!

  1. i.e., “GM Place” except for these 17 days in February 2010 []
  2. the “woman advantage”? []