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Setting the Scene
Team Canada played Latvia in the quarterfinals. On paper, it was considered a huge mismatch, with Canada expected to dominate.
How It Happened
Latvia gave up the first goal of the game to Canada just past the midway point of the first period. They quickly tied the score, and the second period solved nothing. As the third period rolled along, Canadian fans began to fear a lucky Latvian goal would cost a medal. At 13:06 of the third period, Shea Weber ripped a slap shot into the net, ensuring victory.
Why It's Here
Canada's expectations in men's hockey involves a medal. Losing to Latvia in the quarterfinals is not in any script, and yet there was potential for it to happen. Weber's goal saved the day.