Posts Tagged ‘hockey’

Canada steals the gold from USA in overtime in the winter Olympic hockey game

March 1, 2010

Team USA men’s hockey fought one of the best players in the league and took him and his team, Team Canada to overtime; but were defeated and took home the silver medal.

Sidney Crosby, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins, returned to his home soil to play with his national home team; Crosby was also the player who shot the puck in overtime to earn the gold medal for his country.

Crosby’s shot was unbelievable in itself:

With the gold literally riding on this game, in overtime, Crosby took the puck and shot to the corner. Teammate Jarome Iginla and American defenseman Ryan Suter soared toward it.

Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) leaps in the air after making the game-winning goal in the overtime period of a men's gold medal ice hockey game against USA at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. Canada won 3-2. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Crosby reacted by skating toward the net–just a second before American defenseman, Brian Rafalski, could react and help Suter who fought against Inginla–Inginla won the battle and took the puck.

Crosby took the pass–centered it–turned.

He was faced with a big obstacle in the form of Ryan Miller, the MVP of the Olympic hockey games. – find out what happened>

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Washington Capitals end winning streak in overtime loss

February 10, 2010

The Washington Capitals were on a hot streak for the past month or so, winning 14 games in a row which ended in a 6-5 overtime victory to the Montreal Canadians earlier tonight.

The Caps trailed behind until a come back from behind thriller in the 3rd period asĀ  Brooks Laich tied it at 5 for Washington, scoring his third goal of the game with 18.4 seconds left.

In overtime, it was the Canadians who skated away with the W as Alex Semin missed a goal and Tomas Plekanec took the puck to the other end of the ice to score and end the Caps winning streak.

The CapsĀ  had the longest winning streak in the NHL since the Pittsburgh Penguins set the league mark with 17 consecutive victories in 1992-93 season. Only the Pens and the 1981-82 New York Islanders (15 straight victories) have longer streaks than Washington did.

For more information on the game, check out box scores and stats.

Montreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta, left, and Washington Capitals' Alexander Semin (28) reach for the puck during first-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. ((AP Photos/The Canadian Press,Graham Hughes))