Scotland's FAIL against Canada
A little news-googling and I have a plausible answer to Doc's excellent question:
From the BBC:
Performance director Derek Brown explained: "After that, we were scrambling to get back into the game, taking chances and they were not coming off.OK this makes some sense. Let's roll over now to regain strength for the teams we should easily beat.
"We found ourselves 6-1 down and we thought it was better to have a clean break.
"We have back-to-back games and a tough schedule ahead of us and we thought it better to concentrate on the next one.
"We have 11 games and think we need to win seven or eight of them to make sure we are in the final four and going for medals."
But what is a 'performance director'? Maybe I am utterly wrong and this shows the sport is doing so well teams can attach all sorts of staff to themselves.