We were not expected to win or even get the tie. We were big-time underdogs in this game in everybody's eyes except our own people. You can say that this probably means more to us than to the American team.
He was very happy to have the opportunity. We are close friends. We have been together on different teams at different stages. It's going to be fun.
We both played last night and I think both teams were a little worn down. In those situations, talent can get you through a game and Slovakia has a lot of skill.
The game was going full speed, and they turned up all cylinders. It was very hard for us to survive a game like that, but thats why there was good news that there were only three periods.