Malcolm Subban was pulled after allowing four goals on 16 shots during his two periods of work in Thursday's semifinal loss to the United States.
He will receive criticism for being decisively outplayed by American counterpart John Gibson in the match, but the loss cannot be solely placed on his shoulders. "I thought we left him out to dry," said Canada coach Steve Spott. "The goals they scored were quality goals. I was not disappointed with Malcolm at all." Team USA was simply put the better and more prepared squad. They outworked the favored Canadians up and down the ice. Team Canada was victimized for turning the puck over several times in the game and they were caught flat-footed frequently as well. They'll need to get back to playing with emotion and intelligence when they meet Russia for a chance at bronze on Saturday.