The Olympics are all about promoting international diplomacy and friendship. But scratch tie-breakers for the hockey tournament off that list. With goal-differential playing such a crucial role in how teams are seeded in the knockout round, from time-to-time, there are some very lopsided results. With Canada up 6-0 on Austria through two periods, but Finland up 5-0 on Norway after 40 minutes, both teams have a reason to keep scoring.
We guess Ryan Getzlaf got the message.
That Getzlaf goal came shorthanded, with Jeff Carter, who recorded a natural hat trick in the game's second period, on the goal line watching the play develop.
Canada's goal-differential currently stands at eight, while Finland's is also at eight. Expect both teams to keep scoring in their respective third periods.
GIF via @CJZero