U.S. Hockey Deserves Gold But Wins Silver

Bill RobbinsContributor IFebruary 28, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 28:  The flags of the United States, Canada and Finland are raised during the medal ceremony after the ice hockey men's gold medal game between USA and Canada on day 17 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 28, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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In a game in which both teams deserved gold medals, Team Canada vs Team U.S.A., Canada would prevail in overtime to win the gold medal at home in Vancouver.

In a hard fought game, Canada took a 2-0 lead midway through the second period with goals from Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry but the American's would not relent.

American Goaltender Ryan Miller's stellar play in goal paved way for the heavily underdog American's to stay within striking distance of the Canada. 

Then roughly four plus minutes later Ryan Kesler scores to put the U.S. one goal down at 2-1.

As Canada was about to declare victory, the U.S. pulled Miller to set up 6 on 5 advantage, to give them a shot of winning. Then with only 25 seconds left in the game, Zach Parise SCORES to tie the game 2-2 and to send the game into overtime.

But as overtime started the U.S. was putting pressure on Canada with four shots on goal but Canada also was shooting shot after shot against Miller.

Then with 7:40 left, Canada's Sidney Crosby scores to give Canada a 3-2 victory and the gold medal.

As the medal ceremony started right after the game, the American's though a bit disappointed at receiving the silver medals, however received a cheer from the Canadian fans for their impressive play against the home team. 

Even though the U.S. lost to Canada and won silver in the end, however they will be remembered as champions for their golden play throughout the Olympics.