Olympics: Canada survives Latvian scare, to face USA in semis

Olympics: Canada survives Latvian scare, to face USA in semis
February 19, 2014, 11:45 am
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Shea Weber and Patrick Sharp scored Canada's two goals against Latvia. (USATSI)

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It was one of the most one-sided games you’ll ever see.

And it was also one of the closest.

In a contest that viewers almost had a hard time believing, Canada avoided one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history with a 2-1 win over Latvia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Wednesday. Victory did not come easy for the Canadians despite carrying the play for extended stretches while out-shooting the Latvians by a staggering 57-16 margin — and that was all thanks to one man, goalie Kristers Gudlevskis.

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