After getting run over by Finland 8-4 in the opener, Austria faced tournament favorites Canada on Friday. It, I mean, it went like you expected. Current New York Islanders Michael Grabner hit the post and Thomas Vanek created a chance or two, but the Canadians had their way with the Austrian defense and goaltending like it was U.S. vs. Slovakia.
None of the three Islanders had points -- John Tavares again had a few nice plays from the four-person fourth line.
Islanders Olympian Stats
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The Bridgeport Sound Tigers traded defenseman Mike Dalhuisen to San Antonio for right wing Mike Brace. Both have been ECHL guys thus far though -- with injuries and assignments, Dalhuisen has only played four games with Bridgeport -- so this would be a minor-minor deal.
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