CHICAGO — Nick Foligno could hear the pain in brother Marcus' voice over the phone Thursday.
A day after Canada blew a 3-0 lead and lost 5-3 in the world junior final to the Russians in Buffalo, Nick was trying to comfort his youngest sibling.
"He's pretty disappointed," said Nick. "It's still kind of shocking. After the game, he said the guys were just like, 'What happened?' I feel bad for them. He worked really hard and I thought he had a great tournament."
Nick told Marcus that someday he'll be able to learn from the experience.
"It's really tough right now because they worked so hard and they don't win gold when it was right there," said Nick. "I told him, 'Take away the experience, you got to the world juniors and you had the chance to play with some great players.'
"That's going to be a great experience for him as a player later on."