Canadian Olympians Aim for a Double Beat Down Versus China
Canada to play China again right after beating China in Olympic men's hockey
Less than 48 hours after the Canadian Mens' Team thoroughly dominated the Chinese national team 5-zip on their home ice in Beijing at the 2022 Winter Olympics, head coach Claude Julien's crew will face the same opponent again on Tuesday in the knockout round (puck drop at 12:10 ET).
If that final score sounds decisive, just imagine what the margin of victory might have been had the likes of Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon, and Cale Maka joined this Olympian Canadian roster.
Predictably, Team Canada will again be huge favourites in Tuesday's contest. After a startling 4-2 loss to Team USA earlier at these games, everyone is anticipating that possible rematch, either in the semi-finals later this week, or in the Gold Medal game scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19th.
EXPERT OPINION (courtesy of Pointspreads.ca):
China might get shut out again. But they've also been decent in the goal (allowing just 5 goals to Canada and 3 to Germany). Look for Canada to build a lead, skate into a zone, and the end result to fall UNDER the betting total. So, the UNDER is probably the best value.
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