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Canada wears out Norway in opener


(Hans Deryk/Reuters)


From the Associated Press:

Jarome Iginla and Dany Heatley scored twice and heavily favored Canada overcame some early nervousness and a scoreless first period to roll over Norway, 8-0, in its highly anticipated Olympic hockey opener Tuesday.
The Canadians are so deep and balanced that 15 players figured in their first six goals. Sidney Crosby had three assists in his Olympic debut as Canada showed off the offensive strength it lacked in Turin four years ago, when it was shut out in three of its final four games while finishing seventh.

Update: Iginla has been credited with Canada's last goal, making it a hat trick.

Read more here now, and more later from The Post's Barry Svrluga.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  February 16, 2010; 10:08 PM ET
 | Tags: Olympics  
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Comments

Go USA!!! Go Russia!! Lose Canada!

Posted by: cbs75 | February 16, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Team Russian looking very solid early.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Semin to Ovie....SCORE!!

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 12:39 AM | Report abuse

Semin and Ovi look like kids in a candy store.

Steal...pass...unload...reload.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 17, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

Is there a separate live blog or is it just quiet around here?

Posted by: tmac2yao | February 17, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

The Russian team is fun to watch. 3 current Caps, 2 former Caps, and plenty of fire power. Hope some team can beat Canada. I'd hate to see Crosby win gold.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

tmac2yao, just quiet buddy. chat on!!

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

uhh Iginla had a hat trick.. great reporting mr robinson

Posted by: apollak8 | February 17, 2010 12:51 AM | Report abuse

(Sorry to any Canadian here) Lose, lose Canada. Nice country but too many guys I dislike on the team. Go Russia and outscore everyone Ovie. Go for the Silver Sweden.

Posted by: caraveli | February 17, 2010 12:56 AM | Report abuse

I'm rooting for USA first. Sweden second.

But Canada and Russia will probably be 1, 2 in some order.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 17, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

uhh Iginla had a hat trick.. great reporting mr robinson
Posted by: apollak8 | February 17, 2010
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The last goal was credited to Nash.
www.cbc.ca/olympics/content/events/hockey/mens/preliminary-round/canada-vs-norway.html

Posted by: Dalliquippa | February 17, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Scrieux Canadia!!! US 1st. Russia 2nd. Sweden 3rd. Anybody but the Canucks 4th.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

2 former Caps, and plenty of fire power. Hope some team can beat Canada. I'd hate to see Crosby win gold.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 12:49 AM |

Don't forget about Gonchar!

Posted by: richmondphil | February 17, 2010 1:08 AM | Report abuse

richmondphil good point. Forgot about Gonch. Been several yrs since I actually rooted for him. That was a nice goal by Malkin on the PP. Russia looking very solid.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 1:28 AM | Report abuse

Good point. 3 former Caps, 3 current Caps. But we're unlikely to see Varlamov. He's clearly goalie #3.

Semin to Ovechkin. He scores!!!!!!!!

What a play.

Posted by: youaresquishy | February 17, 2010 1:34 AM | Report abuse

Poor Varly. If not for his rash of injuries the last few months, he'd be the clear #2 goalie.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Don't forget about Tomas Fleischmann with the Czech Republic! The Czechs have about 16 current NHLers, so they aren't going to be total slouches.

Russia's period #2 here against Latvia didn't look that good. They are going to have to up the level of play to have a chance at gold.

Posted by: youaresquishy | February 17, 2010 1:44 AM | Report abuse

Ovie with his second. And shortly after, Russia gets it's 6th. I think they'll be okay.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Datsyuk to Ovechkin. He scores!!!!!

Posted by: youaresquishy | February 17, 2010 1:47 AM | Report abuse

After Russia gave up that early goal in the 3rd, they came back super PO'd. I think they have this game in hand.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 1:49 AM | Report abuse

Yup. I should've bet on Russia minus the 4.5-goal spread. Oops.

Posted by: youaresquishy | February 17, 2010 1:52 AM | Report abuse

Ovie is such a great team player.

Posted by: cbs75 | February 17, 2010 2:16 AM | Report abuse

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