Patrick Kane and his Team USA teammates knew they were scheduled to cross paths with powerhouse Team Canada during the preliminary round of the World Cup of Hockey.
What they didn't expect was the showdown to occur with them teetering on the edge of elimination. But that was their predicament Tuesday night when Team Canada skated to a 4-2 victory at the Air Canada Centre. All that's left now is to make travel plans back across the border.
"Two games here and you're done," Kane said. "It's just amazing. It's crazy the way hockey is."
The loss not only ended the U.S. quest to reach the semifinal round, it also prompted questions about the direction of...