I think you exaggerate about seeing "quit" in some Canadian players. I didn't see any in that 3rd period!
As a Canadian, last night's game was painful to watch. I mean at least 3 of the goals were unlucky deflections and I counted at least 3 goal posts. The shots were something like 50-20 for Canada. But really, Russia was the better team and deserved to win. Canada's game is cycling down low with an aggresive forecheck and often they were caught with 3 men iin the offensive zone which enabled the Russian dmen to get the puck out to their skilled forwards like Kuznetsov ( he had a heck of a game). Give Canada credit for battling back and they almost did it. But when you dig yourself a 6-1 hole, you can't really expect to climb out of it. I saw some quit in some of Canada's players and I can't recall the last time I saw that on any Team Canada. I was happy to see Mrazek play very well against Canada in the game against the Czechs and know he's a Wings prospect. That kid never gives up and has an excellent future. I think Russia will beat Sweden but in 1 game anything can happen. Sweden's goalie looks too shaky for my liking. I wonder who Russia comes back with in net?
I bet Vasilevsky starts in the final. He was spectacular this whole toutney and the goals weren't his fault, the defense in front of him crumbled. He might have had a chance on Gormley's blue-line wrister, but he was screened pretty well. The rest were deflections, tip-ins, rebounds etc.