U.S. Hockey Deserves Gold But Wins Silver

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U.S. Hockey Deserves Gold But Wins Silver
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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.

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