Can't anybody score a goal?

TURIN -- Dopey.

That's the way Pat Quinn described this version of Team Canada after a 2-0 loss to Finland last night. It was Canada's second straight disastrous defeat.

And while we're on the topic of Dopey ... well, we could toss another one of the Seven Dwarfs in there too -- Sleepy. The Canadians have to wake up before it's too late.

"We looked dopey out there," said Quinn after the game, trying to find answers. "We missed a lot of passes. We had guys making big swings and skating wide and thinking they could make things happen.

"We have a bunch of talented guys playing as individuals right now. I've said this before, but we have to come together as a team and we had better come together quick. If you don't come together as a team, then you disappear. We helped Finland do the job, but they didn't need a lot of help."

Suddenly, the defending gold-medal champs haven't scored in six periods. The team with all the big names has an even bigger target on its back. And so far it's a one-sided fight. Sure, you'll hear that these round-robin games mean nothing, but the Canadian confidence may be waning.

'WE LOOKED TIRED'

"We looked tired out there and we didn't have our legs," said Canadian captain Joe Sakic. "We're facing adversity. We had that in (2002) and we're facing it right now. We're too spread out, we have to come closer.

"It's better (that it happens) now than later. After a game like this, where we were outplayed, we have to find a way. We have to try to come back more confident."

Quinn tried everything to get Canada out of its funk on the heels of a 2-0 loss to the Swiss. He replaced goalie Martin Brodeur with Roberto Luongo and changed most of the line combinations. But if the measuring stick is goals and goals-against, it didn't work.

The Finns came out flying with Teemu Selanne and Niko Kapanen scoring. Finnish goalie Antero Niittymaki made big saves, but the Canadians went 10 minutes without a shot in the first period.

"I don't think this is anytime for panic," said Luongo. "We've got a lot of good players on this team."

But, many of them are looking for answers. Quinn continued to question the play of the club's defence and wondered where the heads of some of these guys are at.

"We lost a number of battles for the puck that turned out to be costly," said Quinn.

Winger Ryan Smyth knows what the reaction will be at home to these losses: Were there some bad choices made when the team was picked?

"We can throw out all the excuses we want about these games not meaning anything, about playing four games in five nights, but we've got to start playing 60 minutes or we're not going to have any success," said Smyth.

"Every player on Team Canada knows what the expectations are when you put on the sweater. We don't need to panic. We just need to do a better job of coming together as a team and we're going to be okay. We know we have to do that quickly."

Time is becoming one of Canada's biggest enemies. It's not too late yet, but that time is growing closer. Too close for comfort.