Winter Olympics: Destiny on Ice Fulfilled, as Team Canada Wins 3-2 over Team USA

February 28th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
As I sit here sipping my third glass of wine and watching Sidney Crosby skate around the ice surface of GM Place waving an oversized Canadian flag from a pole, I am reminded of how proud I am to be Canadian.

The emotion that surrounded Canada's dramatic overtime win today was palpable over the course of the weekend.

Every person I talked to, every store I went into and everything I read was all pointing towards today's gold medal match and with Crosby's overtime heroics, I can say that I am as happy and relieved as any in this great country!

Tonight's game, unlike some of the other 2010 Olympic hockey games to date, lived up to all of the hype and provided one of the most entertaining spectacles of the last 50 years of hockey.

The game was close right from the start of the game as the crowd's intensity seemed to buoy both teams. Canada's Toews made it 1-0 at 12:50 of this first, when he picked up the rebound off of a Mike Richards shot from in close and roofed it from a tight angle.

The scoring continued in the second period, as Corey Perry made it 2-0 for Canada by rifling a shot from the high slot past Miller at 7:13.

Despite being d ...

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