Malcolm Subban shrugs off critics with big win over U.S.

Canada's goalie Malcolm Subban lays on the ice after making a save as Team USA's Nathan MacKinnon...

Canada's goalie Malcolm Subban lays on the ice after making a save as Team USA's Nathan MacKinnon (L) skates by during the first period of their preliminary round game during the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Terry Koshan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:07 AM ET

UFA, Russia -- The weight of a country's expectations can be a heavy load for any goaltender to shoulder.

A nylon cape? That's a lot lighter.

"It feels pretty good," Canada goaltender Malcolm Subban said after staring pressure in the face during a 2-1 victory over the United States Sunday at the 2013 World Junior Championship.

"The biggest thing was the rivalry we have with that team. It was a lot easier to get up for that game."


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