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.
12:55 CAN GOAL: Jonathan Toews (1) assisted by Jeff Carter and Shea Weber
15:43 CAN GOAL: Sidney Crosby (1) unassisted
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.
- Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced for Sweden.
- 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:
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- Canada Holds on to Beat Norway 3-1 in Men’s Hockey
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