Olympic Hockey: Canada Defeats U.S. In Stunning Overtime Win

Sidney Crosby scored 7:40 into overtime as Canada took home the gold medal with a 3-2 win over the United States in men's hockey.

In the extra session, the Canadians were cycling around the left boards. Crosby pushed the puck down to the low left boards for Jarome Iginla, who fed the puck back to Crosby as he was being checked to the ice, and Crosby threw a quick shot on net that got past Ryan Miller for the win.

Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry scored a goal each in regulation for Canada, which took home its eight gold medal in hockey and first since the 2002 Games. Zach Parise and Ryan Kesler each had a goal for the Americans, who were looking for their first gold medal since the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" team.

via www.thescore.ca

In all my years of watching Olympic hockey I've never seen anything like what I witnessed today. 

I don't care what anyone says: The Americans are Canada's number one hockey rival. Forget Russia, Sweden and even the Czech's - nothing comes close to the hatred that exists between these two countries on the ice.  It felt like game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals the moment the puck dropped. This Geekweeker almost had a heart-attack - but I'm okay now.

I can only imagine what Canadians (and myself) would have done had the result went the other way though...

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