I'll be the first to tell you I'm not a Hockey fan. This is because it's not a hugely played sport in the US and I wasn't brought up with it. I was brought up watching football. Nevertheless, the Finals of the Men's Hockey of the US vs Canada was something I was NOT going to miss. Given that the US was able to beat Canada(with a score of 5-3) early on in the tournament added to the excitement of this game.
Canada got a quick jump on the US scoring two unanswered goals early on. They guarded their net extremely well and kept up that protection the entire game. The US would bring the score to 2-1 after A LOT of work of getting by defenders. It was a game tying score with less than 30 sseconds left in the third period that turned this game into a huge nail biter and extremely intense game, as if it needed more of either.
A blind swing at the net by Sidney Crosby sealed the Gold for Canada in Overtime about ten minutes into the Period after Regulation play. It was a goal that would be heard around the world and would only help to seal Crosby's legacy as a Hockey player. This put Canada ahead 3-2 and gave them the gold medal in one of the most intense sporting events I've ever seen.
People are partying in the streets in Vancouver to Toronto at this moment. It was an incredible game and the US certainly did not simply let the Canadians have it. The win would set Olympic history in an already record setting Olympics for Canada. They leave the Olympics with 14 gold, the most any country has ever had in the Winter Games. The United States leaves with 37 medals, the most medals any country has ever won at the Winter Olympics.
This was game you needed to see. The highlights will not do it justice, but they'll be replayed for several weeks for sure, and in Canada, longer than that.
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The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games or the 21st Winter Olympics, will be held on February 12–28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the resort town of Whistler nearby. Both the Olympic andParalympic Games are being organized by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC).
The 2010 Winter Olympics will be the third Olympics hosted by Canada, and the first by the province of British Columbia. Previously, Canada was home to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. These will also be the first games to be held in a National Hockey League market since the league allowed its players to participate, starting at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Following Olympic tradition, then Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan received the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. The flag was raised on February 28, 2006, in a special ceremony, and will be on display at Vancouver City Hall until the Olympic opening ceremony. The event will be officially opened by Governor General Michaëlle Jean.