Ok, my attempt at a reality check on the USA-Canada hockey issue.
I think the big consequence of this game is on the horizon Wednesday. Canada now had drawn a matchup with Russia in the quarterfinals. It is sort of like a supervillian somehow figuring a way to make his 2 main superhero obstacles fight each other BEFORE they can get to him.
True, it rarely works out for the villian, but it is at least a better chance than facing both of them. and since we are NOT in a comic book/TV show/movie/etc. (that I know of), the typical "good must win" law does not necessarily apply. So having 2 powerful opponents bash each other where one must be eliminated probably rates as a positive step.
Now, for the moment, USA's biggest concern is the Swiss, so all of that is more about potential and possibilities at the moment. In the interest of taking the high road, I will spare you some vain attempt at making some kind of joke involving swiss cheese.