I could have been 3-0 Russia after 2 periods. The Canadians capitalized on their limited opportunities. The Russians had similar opportunities...but didn't cash in...... until the 3rd period. I thought after 2 periods...it easily could have been a tie. Russia had lots of great opportunities to score all game long. Canada(because of unprepared/poor coaching)...had no answer for the Russians stretch passes and break-outs. If you watch a replay of the game....Russia was the much more skilled team. So....it wasn't really a collosal meltdown of team Canada....that everyone in Canada seems to think. A talented and very tight-knit determined Russian team was a deserving winner.