Canada grabs Gold medal in final game, Sweden loses and earns a Silver medal
Team Canada beat team Sweden 3-0 in the goal medal game this morning to cap off an impressive last couple of games to claim the gold medal. Canada got goals from Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, all of them picking up their first goals of the tournament. Carey Price picked up his second straight shutout blanking team Sweden. The last goal Price allowed was in the first period against team Latvia. Price’s shutout streak extended to a whooping 164 minutes and 19 seconds.
Sweden was also dealt a late blow by tournament officials when they were informed that center Niklas Backstrom was not allowed to play in the gold medal game due to a rules violation having to do with a banned substance in an allergy medicine that Backstrom was taking.
Carey Price picked up his second straight shutout while making 24 saves en route to earning the award for best goaltender of the tournament as voted on by the IIHF.
Swedens Erik Karlson was voted best defenseman in the tournament by the IIHF posting 4 goals and 4 assists for a total of 8 points and a plus/minus rating of plus-5. United States forward Phil Kessel was named top forward of the tournament by the IIHF as he posted 5 goals and 3 assists for the tournament.
The NHL resumes its games on Tuesday with one game on the slate which is the Carolina Hurricanes going to Buffalo to play the Sabres.
Posted on February 23, 2014, in All Sports, Hockey and tagged buffalo sabres, carey price, carolina hurricanes, chris kunitz, hockey, jonathan toews, nhl, niklas backstrom, olympic hockey, olympics, sidney crosby, sochi 2014. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.