Canada shuts out Sweden for hockey gold

10:45 AM, Feb 23, 2014   |    comments
  • Canada players celebrate their 3-0 victory during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match against Sweden. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, Russia -- The 2010 Vancouver Olympics ended when Sidney Crosby scored an iconic overtime goal to deliver Canada men's hockey gold.

Winning gold in 2014 didn't require the same dramatics for Canada as 2010 did.

Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Chris Kunitz each scored goals in a methodical effort on Sunday, as Canada completely smothered Sweden, 3-0, en route to winning its third men's hockey gold medals in the last four Olympics.

All three Canadian goals were scored against Swedish goalie Henrik Lundqvist, whose country lost only its second game at the Olympics since 2006's preliminary round.

Backed by a shutout from Carey Price, Canada finished its first Olympics where it won every single game it played since 1928.

(NBC Olympics)

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