“I think if you go back to the first period, we did not manage the puck very well and that was the thing we were really good at in the Rivalry Series. I think the U.S. had four two-on-ones in the first period and if you’re going to do that against this team you’re going to pay the price.
“I think you always give the other team credit for what they did because the U.S. played a good game. One of the things we didn’t do was shoot the puck when we had the early power plays and that’s what makes a power play. If you don’t shoot the puck from the point you can’t ever expect to score.”
– Team Canada head coach Perry Pearn (Stettler, Alta.) on his team’s performance
“I think there’s definitely room for improvement. From the 4 Nations Cup to where this team is now I think we did battle a lot harder, but I also think there’s another gear we can kick it into. We have to come out with the same intensity every period. We challenged ourselves that we wanted a good second period and I think we did. Coming into the third, we didn’t have our best 20 minutes, but we want to continue that for the next game.”
– Nurse on what it takes to win battles against the U.S.
“Every time we play the States there’s a lot of heart and passion behind it, just wearing our jersey and representing our country. There was a lot of emotion and a lot of excitement from the fans as well.”
– Maschmeyer on facing the United States
Monday, April 8, 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT vs. Russia