VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The chant began with around 3 minutes left in Canada's game against Germany on Tuesday, led by a guy in a red-and-white cape in the lower bowl and then spreading to the rest of Hockey Place like a fever.
"We! Want! Rush! Uh!"
The Canadians and Russians, so often tabbed for the gold-medal game, meet in the quarters with something nearly as vital on the line: survival.
Team Canada tumbled to the qualifying round after a stunning loss to the Americans on Sunday, licking wounds and bruised egos during an emphatic 8-2 win over Germany. Team Russia was similarly stunned – by Slovakia – before looking every bit a champion in a win against the Czechs. They've also played the role of the big, bad foreigners in the tournament, shunning some English-language media after games, a tactic Alex OvechkinRead More »from Five reasons Canada will defeat the Russians