SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Shea Weber #6 of Canada shoots the puck to score a goal in the second period against Lars Haugen #30 of Norway during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
What’s the acceptable scoreline against Norway? Is 3-1 too competitive? Should we panic?
All joking aside, it was consistent dominance throughout by Team Canada. There will be some complaints about too little conversion of possession into more goals, but that’s more of a testament to Norway goaltender Lars Haugen, who stopped 35/38 shots, as well as loads of blocked shots by the Norwegians.
Team Canada started its gold medal journey with a 8-0 win over Team Norway in Vancouver on February 16, 2010. How will they start in Sochi?
Canada’s 2014 Olympic bid gets underway against the same opponent Thursday at Noon. Some information on Team Norway, for those interested: