Team Canada report card

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VANCOUVER - Report card on the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team against the U.S. Sunday (Players rated 1 to 10):
Martin Brodeur: First two U.S. goals, lost concentration on third, but made some big saves too. 4.
Shea Weber: On ice a lot, but up and down game at but ends. 6.
Scott Niedermayer: Adds some calm, but not making a difference. 5.
Duncan Keith: Led team in ice time. Moved puck well. 7.
Drew Doughty: Is used more and more in all situations. looks strong. 6.
Chris Pronger: Unspectacular and being used less each game. 5.
Dan Boyle: Average game for puck-mover and point man. 5.
Brent Seabrook: Not used much, average when on ice. 5.
Eric Staal: Scored team's first goal. looking stronger each game. 6.
Corey Perry: Battled hard, but no finish. 5.
Ryan Getzlaf: Used big body well to create chances. Still frustrated around net. 6.
Mike Richards: Dropped from top line when team fell behind, but solid defence and penalty killing. 6.
Sidney Crosby: Lots of energy and late, clutch goal, but minus-2. 5.
Rick Nash: Threw some big hits, but on for three U.S. goals and still not finding the net. 4.
Patrick Marleau: Created some chances, but otherwise quiet. 6.
Dany Heatley: Scored again. Canada's best finisher. 6.
Joe Thornton: Overall solid and physical, but yet to move beyond average. 6.
Brenden Morrow: Saw limited action. Didn't stand out. 4.
Jarome Iginla: Played his way back to Crosby line. 6.
Jonathan Toews: Made the plays to create first two goals, solid effort. 8.
Patrice Bergeron: Hardly used, hardly noticed. 4.
Mike Babcock: Made adjustments on attack, went with youth on defence. Little worked. 5.

Geographic location: Canada, U.S., VANCOUVER Crosby

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