Team Canada Earns Second Consecutive Olympic Men's Hockey Gold with Shutout Win

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffFebruary 23, 2014

Feb 23, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Canada forward Jonathan Toews (16), Canada forward Jon Tavares (20), Canada forward Sidney Crosby (87), and Canada forward Matt Duchene (9) celebrate winning the gold medal against Sweden in the men's ice hockey gold medal game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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With a 3-0 blanking of Sweden in Sunday's gold-medal game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia, Canada became the first repeat Olympic men's hockey winner since the Soviet Union/Unified Team reeled off consecutive golds in the sport in 1984, 1988 and 1992.

Canada has now taken home gold in men's Olympic hockey a record nine times overall. Meanwhile, the Canadian women's hockey team is on an impressive run of its own, having won four Olympic titles in a row, thanks to a dramatic 3-2 overtime win over Team USA on Thursday.

Sunday's win also marks the first time since the Olympic games of 1948 and 1952 that the Canadian men's squad has won back-to-back golds.

With Sunday's triumph, Canada became the first team to roll through the men's Olympic hockey tournament unbeaten since the Soviet Union accomplished the feat in Sarajevo in 1984.

In doing so, the 2014 edition of Team Canada outscored its opponents 17-3 over six contests, while never falling behind in a game once during that span.