So, Canada blows out Slovakia by 18.
The slogan for these games is "Feel the Thunder," and Slovakia certainly has had a taste.
Hockey scores generally max out around five goals, but the Canadians had posted seven before the second period had even begun.
There has been some talk of Canada running up the score and turning a domination into an embarrassment. It is clear that Slovakia is on a completely different level than the hockey powerhouses, such as Canada, USA, and Sweden. I almost felt bad for Team Slovakia; no one wants to be embarrassed on an international stage.
That is until I learned that they had beaten Bulgaria 82-0 in 2008. I would like to know how that is even possible. A hockey game is 60 minutes long. That means that more than one goal would need to be scored every single minute of the game!
Needless to say, Slovakia, you have lost all compassion from me. Canada should have scored a couple more on you just to give you a taste of your own medicine. There is no possible excuse for scoring 82 goals in a hockey game. If Olympic viewers are complaining about an 18 goal differential...what would they do with an 82 goal differential?
Despite the minor "sportsmanship" controversy, Canada looks strong and will likely find themselves in the medal rounds of this tournament.
Canada returns to action versus Switzerland on Feb. 15 at 2:30 PM PST.