The next wave saw Eric Staal and Ryan Getzlaf storm the net while Corey Perry shot home the rebound for another Canadian goal. Iginla, buzzing around the net all night, tipped in a point shot for his hat trick goal from Rick Nash to finish off the scoring at 8-0.
The almost violent Canadian crowd kept chanting for more goals with less than two minutes left in the blowout game and the players obliged, waving in on Norway right up until the foghorn ended the game and stopped the players and crowd from taking Norwegian body parts home as trophies.
The Canadians rolled all four lines throughout the game and remained fresh all night long, however that's unlikely to continue when they play some of the top teams in the tournament. Each line seemed to already have good chemistry which is a big advantage in such a short tournament like the Olympics. Canada will start Martin Brodeur, by far the most decorated goalie currently playing in the NHL, in goal for Thursday's game against the Swiss. It's widely speculated Brodeur will get the rest of the Olympic games short of a complete meltdown.
Norway moves on to face the young Americans on Thursday. With a lack of scoring forwards they will be in tough but a hot goalie can steal a game at any time in hockey. Only Pal Grotnes can steal a hockey game and build you a beautiful trophy case all at the same time though!
My three stars are:
*** Pal Grotnes, Norway - Pitched a shutout for 20 minutes against a top world class hockey team
** Ryan Getzlaf, Canada - Moved the puck, drove to the net and scored.
* Jarome Iginla, Canada - Simply filled the net.