After backstopping Canada a night earlier in Columbus, Carey Price benefited from an evening off on Saturday, allowing Braden Holtby and Corey Crawford to share netminding duties against the United States in Ottawa.
Shea Weber meanwhile, was Mike Babcock’s most-utilized player with close to 23 minutes of ice time at the Canadian Tire Centre. In a game with 26 minor penalties, Weber’s 4:05 of ice time on the penalty kill was second only to his D partner Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The new Hab also dished out three hits in addition to a shot on goal.
In the loss, Max Pacioretty registered one shot on goal over 10:05 of ice time.
The United States play Finland next on September 13, while Canada faces off against Russia on September 14.