Interviews and photos by Taylor Lewis
With the overwhelming Canadian presence in the Capitals locker room, it’s not hard to find support for our northern brethren in the upcoming gold medal game between Canada and Sweden.
Ignoring my All-American depression, I asked some Canadian Caps three questions after practice today about tomorrow:
What will be the final score?
Who will have the game-winning goal?
Have you any words of comfort for us poor Americans?
Final score: 2-0
GWG: Corey Perry, Empty-netter from Patrice Bergeron
Comforting words: “None, none whatsoever.”
Final score: 2-1
GWG: Corey Perry
Comforting words: (it was during second intermission of the bronze medal game when I asked, USA was down 2-0) “This probably isn’t gonna comfort you guys a lot, but you were up 2-0 on Team Canada in the women’s hockey with two-and-a-half minutes left, we came back and won. So technically, the Americans can probably do that to Finland.” (Spoiler alert: They didn’t.)
Final score: 3-2
GWG: Ryan Getlaf
Comforting words: (sitting next to Fehr) “That’s very good words of advice. Well said, I can’t top that.”
Final score: 3-2 in overtime
GWG: Jonathan Toews on a breakaway (“I just visualized it!”)
Comforting words: “It was a good run…I really thought, the way they started playing the round robin that they would be a pretty good contender to win it all.”
Final score: 3-1
GWG: Patrice Bergeron
Comforting words: “[America] is a great hockey nation. And fourth’s not that bad.”