Thursday, February 20, 2014
Quick facts: Canada vs. USA
By ESPN Stats & Information
Top Things to Know:
United States scoring in record numbers
- The United States leads the tournament with 20 goals in four games, which is on pace for the most by a U.S. team since 2002.
- Fourteen of the 20 goals scored by the United States have been from in front of goal, most of any team.
- Canada has scored 13 goals in the tournament; seven have been scored by defensemen Drew Doughty and Shea Weber.
The United States came into the tournament with many questions about their goal-scoring abilities but has quieted the critics. With players such as Bobby Ryan and Jason Pominville not on the squad, scoring has not been a problem, as the United States has scored 20 goals in four games to lead all teams in the tournament. The five goals per game is on pace for more than any other NHL-based Olympic team in United States history.
The United States has focused on getting to the net to score goals in the tournament. Fourteen of the 20 goals scored have been in front of the net, leading the tournament.
Defensemen leading Canada attack
Canada has 13 goals in the tournament through four games, which is tied for fourth-most. Of the 13 goals, seven have come from defensemen which leads the tournament.
Most goals by defensemen:
Canada -- 7 (All by Doughty and Weber)
Sweden -- 4
Finland -- 3
United States -- 3
Canada scoring stick side
Both Doughty and Weber have had success scoring stick side on goaltenders, with a combined five goals between the two defensemen. The Canadian team has scored seven goals to the stick side, 54 percent of their total goals.