The thing that makes the American attack so devastating, you may agree, is that they are so well organized. Everyone knows what they are supposed to do and where they are supposed to be. This enables them not to have to think, but to just be free to skate as hard as possible. The Russian kids were forced to try to figure what was going on and what, if anything, could be done to stop them. They were reacting all the time, and unfortunately, the puck was in their zone on the edge of their net most of the time.