U-S- NAY!!! Canada Beats Team USA in Gold Medal Game!!!! 3-2 Overtime Victory!!!!

February 28th, 2010 No Comments

Canada came into today’s game with a record of 10-3-3 against the United States.

That said, none of that mattered today. Today’s game would not only decide which country would earn a gold medal, but also which country would have bragging rights for the next four years.

Americans and Canadians from coast-to-coast eagerly tuned in to Sunday’s game en masse for what would amount to one of the greatest games ever played on Olympic ice.

Canada got off to a slow start—something that was all too familiar for those that have watched Canada in these games.

Both Canada and the United States traded chances, but neither team really established any real scoring chances until Canada’s Mike Richards dug a puck out from behind the net, pulled it out in front, shot the puck at American goaltender Ryan Miller and then watched as Jonathan Toews pounced on the rebound, depositing the puck past Miller.

And so, just under thirteen minutes into the first period, it was 1-0 Canada.

Canada would continue to dominate form that point on, consistently getting pressure on Miller, but they would not score any goals.

The teams would leave the ice with Canada ahead 1-0, but hardly out of the woods.

Canada came out in the second period and established a great forechecking effort. The Americans were guilty on a number of occasions of trying to force plays, which led to a number of turnovers in the neutral zone.

With Team USA looking overwhelmed, Ryan Getzlaf shot the puck at the net, which resulted in a rebound that Corey Perry deposited into the back of the net.

The Americans would respond a few minutes later when Ryan Kessler got his stick on a point shot from Patrick Kane, making it 2-1 Canada…The United States were back in the game.

Once again the teams left the ice with Canada up by one goal, setting up what would be an exceptional third period.

Canada came out fast and furious to start the third period, then, with about seven minutes to play, uncharacteristically decided to sit back on their one goal lead, a decision that would ultimately come back to haunt Canada.

With just under one minute left in regulation and with the Americans Canadian head coach Mike Babcock made a curious move by calling a timeout.

The move didn’t work as American Zach Parise scored on the ensuing play. The game was tied 2-2 and all of Canada wanted to puke.

The two teams took a 15=minute break and resumed play four on four for 20 minutes of sudden death overtime.

Canada and the US exchanged chances as both teams looked like they were willing to leave everything on the ice.

Then—into overtime, Sidney Crosby broke through the American defense, bumped the puck on goal, which led to the puck going into the corner. Jarome Iginla picked up the puck, slid it in front to Crosby who promptly scored the biggest goal of his Career, 3-2 Canada, Gold Medal Baby!

For Crosby, he now has more ammunition to throw at all of his haters, for Canada, bragging rights for four years and a measure of revenge! In  the process, Canada set a record for the most Gold Medals won at one Winter Olympics, pretty sweet day for Canada!!!!!

I will have more on Canada’s victory later, please check back with my website

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