A heated rivalry, Canada versus the United States, saw a very close and tight game with a nation’s bragging rights on the line. Canada overcame a strong American team to win 3 – 2 in overtime and claim the gold medal. The United States takes home the silver and Finland takes the bronze.
Jonathan Toews beat Ryan Miller to get Canada up by one and the country on it’s feet with the first goal in the game.
In the second, Corey Perry made it 2 – 0 for Canada. However, Ryan Kesler briefly touched a shot from Patrick Kane that beat Roberto Luongo to bring the United States within one.
Luongo came up big stopping some key shots and prompting his trademark “Luuuuuuuu” chant echo throughout the building. The Canadian penalty kill proved exceptional in holding the Americans after two of them sat in the box.
The third period saw Dany Heatley denied on two close chances on putting the puck in for Canada. Zach Parise scored with 25 seconds left in the third to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Canada came back and 7:40 into extra time, Sidney Crosby, on a pass from Jarome Iginla, beat Miller to win the gold medal and send the country into an uproarious cheer.