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Team Canada will look to improve to 2-0 at the Sochi Games when it battles Austria Friday afternoon.
Mike Babcock said if Canada is going to continue to improve during this Olympic men's hockey tournament, the next step is getting his forwards to go to the net.
The Team Canada coach said his team had 24 scoring chances in their 3-1 win in its Olympic opener against Norway but not enough of the second-chance variety.
“I like the things we did, and it’s important to go on,” Canadian forward John Tavares said. “I think we can do a little better job of getting some bodies to the net, of getting some more chances on the original shots that we take. Just keep adjusting to the style of play, the bigger rink, and keep getting better.”
It will be interesting to see how things shake out against Austria in the second game of the preliminary round. Austria got ripped 8-4 by Finland Thursday.
Babcock and his staff are in the early stages of finding out exactly what they’ve got.
Babcock said when scratching forward Matt Duchene and defenceman P.K. Subban for the game against Norway that they would be in the lineup against Austria (and Mike Smith will back up Roberto Luongo in goal).
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