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Canada Defeats Sweden 3-0 to Win Gold in Men’s Hockey

February 23rd, 2014 at 9:17 AM
By Andrew McIntyre

For the second straight Winter Olympics, Canada has won gold in men's hockey. In 2010, they needed overtime to defeat the United States 3-2 with Sidney Crosby scoring the "golden goal". This year it was a different story. Canada took care of Sweden on Sunday by defeating them 3-0. Jonathan Toews opened the scoring for Canada on a nice tip-in goal. After that it was all Canada as they would score two more goals to seal the victory. Toews is credited with scoring the "golden goal" of the 2014 Winter Olympics

'Switzerland vs. Canada' photo (c) 2010, s.yume - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Scoring Summary

1st Period:

12:55 CAN GOAL: Jonathan Toews (1) assisted by Jeff Carter and Shea Weber

2nd Period:

15:43 CAN GOAL: Sidney Crosby (1) unassisted

3rd Period:

09:04 CAN GOAL: Chris Kunitz (1) unassisted

Here are some notes from the game:

  • Canada goaltender Carey Price recorded his second straight shutout as he stopped all 24 shots he faced.
  • Sweden was without center Niklas Backstrom as he missed the game due to a migraine. There is a report going around that Backstrom took a banned substance and was not allowed to play in the game.
  • Canada only allowed three goals all tournament in six games of play. They recorded three shutouts, including two in a row to win the gold medal. Canada's defense did a fantastic job protecting the net and both Carey Price and Roberto Luongo played sensational in net. 

Here is a look at the "golden goal" scored by Jonathan Toews:

Eleven players on Canada won gold for the second straight Olympics. Here is a list of those players:

Patrice Bergeron, Sidney Crosby, Drew Doughty, Ryan Getzlaf, Duncan Keith, Roberto Luongo, Patrick Marleau, Corey Perrry, Rick Nash, Jonathan Toews, Shea Weber

The rest of the Canadian Olympics are first time gold medalists including Patrick Sharp, John Tavares, and Carey Price.
 
Congratulations to Canada for winning gold and to Sweden for taking home the silver medal.
 
Tags: CANADA, CAREY PRICE, DUNCAN KEITH, HENRIK LUNDQVIST, JONATHAN TOEWS, London, London 2012, NIKLAS BACKSTROM, Olympics, PATRICK SHARP, SIDNEY CROSBY, Summer Olympics, SWEDEN

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