Olympic hockey: Canada blanks Sweden, wins gold medal

Olympic hockey: Canada blanks Sweden, wins gold medal
February 23, 2014, 6:30 am
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Canada became the first team in over 20 years to win back-to-back Olympic hockey gold. (USATI)
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Four years ago, Canada was anointed king of the hockey world.

On Sunday, it retained the crown.

Canada became the first team in over 20 years to win back-to-back Olympic hockey gold, beating Sweden 3-0 in the tournament finale at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. With the win, Canada also became the first two-time gold medalist since NHLers began participating in the Olympics at Nagano ’98.

Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Christ Kunitz scored the Canadian goals — the first of the tournament for each — while Carey Price was fantastic once again, stopping all 30 shots faced for his second consecutive shutout. With the win, Price finished the Sochi games boasting a GAA and . save percentage, allowing just two goals the entire tournament.

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