2014 Olympic Winter Games (Men)

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2014 Olympic Winter Games (Men)
Game #30
Final
February 23, 2014 7:00 am EST
Bolshoy Ice Dome
Sochi, RUS

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
1
3
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
11
13
36
11
9
4
24

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
4
0 / 2
6

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS SWEDEN, GOLDEN AGAIN AT OLYMPICS

DAVID BRIEN

SOCHI, Russia – Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) stopped all 24 shots he faced for his second consecutive shutout, leading Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team to a 3-0 win over Sweden in Sunday morning’s Olympic gold medal game.

The win gives Canada its second consecutive Olympic gold, the first time it has stood atop the podium at back-to-back Games since 1948 and 1952.

The Canadians are also the first to successfully defend their gold medal since the Soviet Union in 1988.

Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, Man./Chicago, NHL), Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL) and Chris Kunitz (Regina, Sask./Pittsburgh, NHL) all scored their first goals of the tournament to provide the offence as Canada gained a measure of revenge for its gold medal game shootout loss to the Swedes in 1994.

But Price was the story, posting his second straight shutout in the medal round; he blanked the U.S. 1-0 in Friday’s semifinals. He finished with a tournament-leading 0.59 goals-against average and .972 save percentage, and was a deserving recipient of the Top Goaltender award from the tournament directorate.

Both teams came close to opening the scoring early, hitting a post apiece, but it was Toews who found the back of the net first, redirecting a Jeff Carter (London, Ont./Los Angeles, NHL) pass through Henrik Lundqvist at 12:55 of the opening frame.

It was the second straight Olympic gold medal game that Toews had opened the scoring; he broke the ice at 12:50 of the first period against the United States in 2010.

A pair of turnovers led to Canada’s second and third goals. Crosby grabbed a loose puck at the Canadian blue-line before outracing the Swedish defence and tucking a backhand around Lundqvist late in the second period, and Kunitz put the final nail in the coffin midway through the third, wiring a wrist shot just under the crossbar.

The Canadians went into full-on shutdown mode in the third period, allowing just four shots on goal in the final 20 minutes. Overall, Canada held a 36-24 advantage in shots.

Canada set a modern Olympic record for fewest goals allowed in an Olympic men’s hockey tournament; it gave up just three in six games. Price and Roberto Luongo (Montreal, Que./Vancouver, NHL) combined for three shutouts; Luongo blanked Austria in his lone start.

Drew Doughty (London, Ont./Los Angeles, NHL) was the lone Canadian to earn a spot on the media all-star team; he finished as Canada’s leading scorer, with four goals and two assists in six games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jonathan Toews

Assists: Jeff Carter, Shea Weber
12:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonathan Ericsson
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
14:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris Kunitz
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
19:48
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakob Silfverberg
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
05:46
GOAL
Goal: Sidney Crosby

15:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrik Berglund
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
17:20
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Chris Kunitz

09:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Corey Perry
Tripping minor (2:00)
10:12

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Carey Price CAN 60 24 24 0 1.000
Henrik Lundqvist SWE 60 36 33 3 0.917

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 24 - SV% - 1.000
GA 3 - SVS - 33 - SV% - 0.917
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

3 - 0 W @ SwedenSWE
Feb 23, 2014
0 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
Feb 23, 2014
1 - 0 W @ United StatesUSA
Feb 21, 2014
2 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Feb 21, 2014
2 - 1 W vs. LatviaLAT
Feb 19, 2014
5 - 0 W vs. SloveniaSLO
Feb 19, 2014
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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