Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in overtime on Sunday, making Canada the first host-nation to win the goal medal in men’s hockey in 30 years. Canada grabbed the Olympic title, 3-2, in a grueling battle against the United States. Crosby took a pass from Jarome Iginla to score the winning goal 7:40 into the overtime period, sliding a shot under the pads of United States goaltender Ryan Miller.
While it was a devastating loss for the U.S. men’s hockey team, the U.S. still led in overall medals. After such a long-fought battle, tying the game in the last few minutes of regulation play, in addition to winning five straight tournament games prior to Sunday night’s loss, the United States men’s hockey team went home without the big win but brought home the silver with an impressive Olympics record.
~ J. Blondie