Toews scores game winner as Canada wins Hockey Gold 3-0 over Sweden

2014 Sochi Olympics

 

  • Canada's players huddle as they celebrate defeating Sweden in their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Canada’s players huddle as they celebrate defeating Sweden in their men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • Sweden's players stand dejected at the flower ceremony after Canada won their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

    Sweden’s players stand dejected at the flower ceremony after Canada won their men’s ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

  • Canada's goalie Carey Price (L) and teammates Dan Hamhuis (C) and Jonathan Toews celebrate after defeating Sweden in the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Canada’s goalie Carey Price (L) and teammates Dan Hamhuis (C) and Jonathan Toews celebrate after defeating Sweden in the men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

  • Canada's Sidney Crosby (L) scores on a breakaway past Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Julio Cortez/Pool

    Canada’s Sidney Crosby (L) scores on a breakaway past Sweden’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Julio Cortez/Pool

  • Canada's Chris Kunitz (R) celebrates his goal against Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) with his linemates during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

    Canada’s Chris Kunitz (R) celebrates his goal against Sweden’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) with his linemates during the third period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

  • Canada's Jeff Carter tries to hit a bouncing puck past Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist (R) as Sweden's Alexander Steen looks on during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Canada’s Jeff Carter tries to hit a bouncing puck past Sweden’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist (R) as Sweden’s Alexander Steen looks on during the third period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

  • Canada's Chris Kunitz (R) celebrates after scoring as Sweden's Oliver Ekman-Larsson skates past during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Canada’s Chris Kunitz (R) celebrates after scoring as Sweden’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson skates past during the third period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

  • Canada's Sidney Crosby (front) celebrates after scoring against Sweden during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Canada’s Sidney Crosby (front) celebrates after scoring against Sweden during the second period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • Canada's Sidney Crosby scores on a breakaway past Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist (C) as Sweden's Loui Eriksson looks on during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Canada’s Sidney Crosby scores on a breakaway past Sweden’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist (C) as Sweden’s Loui Eriksson looks on during the second period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • Canada's Sidney Crosby (front) celebrates after scoring against Sweden during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Canada’s Sidney Crosby (front) celebrates after scoring against Sweden during the second period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist lies on the ice after Canada's Sidney Crosby (not seen) scored on a breakaway during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Sweden’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist lies on the ice after Canada’s Sidney Crosby (not seen) scored on a breakaway during the second period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • Canada's Sidney Crosby (C) is congratulated on his goal against Sweden by his teammates during the second period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Canada’s Sidney Crosby (C) is congratulated on his goal against Sweden by his teammates during the second period of the men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

  • Canada's goalie Carey Price makes a save against Sweden during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Canada’s goalie Carey Price makes a save against Sweden during the second period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

  • Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

    Canada’s Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Sweden’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

  • Canada's Jonathan Toews (16) celebrates his goal against Sweden with his teammates during the first period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Canada’s Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks (16) celebrates his goal against Sweden with his teammates during the first period of their men’s ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

SOCHI—For the second time in as many Olympics, Canada has won hockey gold.Jonathan Toews scored the game’s first goal, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz added the insurance tallies and Carey Price saved 24 shots as Team Canada blanked Sweden 3-0 to win the gold medal in Sochi on Sunday.From start to finish in Sochi, Canada never trailed for one minute of action, dominating opponents from round-robin play on. However Canada took it to an even higher level in the last two games, shutting out the USA 1-0 in the semifinals and then finishing Sweden with the 3-0 win. In six games total in Sochi, Canada gave up three goals.Sunday’s gold-medal final played out pretty similar to that USA game a couple of days ago. The two teams played to a relative draw in the first 10 minutes of the game until Canada just wore down the opposition and got stronger as the game went along. While “nursing” a lead in the third period, Canada outshot Sweden 13-4. In other words, Sweden never stood a chance.All game Canada did to Sweden what they’ve done to everybody else, simply control the puck. More often than not, the men in red were carrying the puck on their sticks and there were moments at even strength that you couldn’t help but think Canada was on the power play.No country stood a chance for that matter, Canada was too good. Gone are the days of disappointment away from North America and on the big ice, Canada looked as good as ever. That’s no hyperbole either, even with a shortage of goals at times, they were barely challenged in this tournament outside of an overtime game against Finland in the opening round and a scare from a Latvian goalie who was standing on his head. Other than that, pure dominance.The men’s gold is added on to Team Canada’s women winning gold, giving Canada a second straight gold-medal sweep in hockey. As if there were any doubt that should erase it as to which country is the world’s premier hockey power.

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