The same surely extends to some of his teammates after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Czech Republic at Gangneung Hockey Centre in a very physical and tremendously entertaining contest, a result that may cost the two-time defending Olympic champions a chance to advance directly to the quarter-finals.
Elsewhere, the Czech Republic edged Canada in a shootout to take control of Group A after two games.
Maxim Noreau of Canada, reacts after failing to score in the penalty shootout against the Czech Republic. Noreau actually beat Francouz with Canada's final shot but the puck bounced off the goalpost.
Former Colorado Avalanche forward Wojtek Wolski put Canada on top with a lovely hesitation goal, but Petr Koukal answered right back for the Czechs.
Rene Bourque, who played 12 National Hockey League seasons before joining a Swedish club last August, netted a power-play goal with six minutes and 30 seconds remaining in the opening period to restore Canada's edge.
Just as they did in the 5-1 opener against Switzerland, Canada wasted little time getting on the board after Raymond re-directed a nice pass from Linden Vey just 73 seconds in.
"We played hard", said Desjardins.
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They tied the game 1-1 at 6:52 of the first when Scrivens deflected a centring attempt up in the air, Lee couldn't corral the bouncing puck and Kubalik pounced on it and slipped it home. But another power-play goal settled the nerves.
Canada continued to wobble in the first period, harried by the Czechs in their own end.
Roy opened up the Czech defence with a nifty rush.
Somewhat ironically, the loss for the Canadians came almost exactly 20 years after the Czechs defeated them in the semifinals of the men's hockey tournament in Nagano, one that demoralized the Canucks to the point where they lost the bronze medal game and failed to medal.
Two saves later, Noreau had to score to keep Canada alive.
Scrivens, who had mishandled the puck seconds earlier, stopped a Michal Birner shot early in the second but Jordan banged in the rebound. "Another one where they break in, throw it in the middle and hope for bounces, and they get one". The Czechs survived a late penalty for too many men on the ice and then, with 65 seconds left, Scrivens used his arm to deflect high a blast by Jiri Sekac.
"I'd like to have that second one back", Dalton said. He had, however, won the last five duels and eight of the last 10. Its record against the Czechs in Olympic and world championship play fell to 13-14-1.