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Crosby’s Goal Gives Canada Hockey Gold

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Canada beat the United States in overtime, 3-2, in the gold medal game of the men’s Olympic hockey tournament on Sunday.  Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner in overtime for the Canadians, who captured Olympic gold for the first time since beating the Americans in 2002 in Salt Lake City.

Canadian Jonathan Toews scored the first goal of the game at 12:50 of the first period for an early 1-0 lead. Corey Perry scored in the second period to extend the lead to 2-0. American Ryan Kesler put Team USA on the board at 12:44 of the second with a goal assissted by Patrick Kane.

Canada held the 2-1 lead until the United States forced overtime on Zach Parise’s goal with 24.4 seconds left in regulation. Team USA goalie Ryan Miller stopped 36 shots, finished the tournament with a record of 5-1, and after the game was named the MVP of the tournament.

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