Canadians benefit from early clash
SOCHI, Russia -- The word "disarray" was applied to three-time defending champion Canada in more than one preview of the Olympic women's hockey tournament.
It wasn't an ideal lead-up for a four-peat. The Canadians entered Wednesday's game having lost four straight pre-Olympic exhibitions to the United States, three of them under new coach and former NHL veteran Kevin Dineen, who took over after Dan Church abruptly resigned in December.
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