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Ten Years Ago Tonight

An interactive feature...

from Liam Britten of CBC,

On Feb. 28, 2010, Canada's Olympic men's hockey team defeated Team USA to capture the gold medal in Vancouver.

Sidney Crosby's golden goal in overtime gave Canada the 3-2 win over the tenacious, underdog Americans and had the entire country celebrating.

The gold medal game was the most-watched hockey game since the U.S. won gold at the 1980 Olympics. Broadcaster CTV reported 26.5 million Canadians took in at least part of the game.

If Canada had lost this high-profile game despite its team stacked with NHL talent, it might have soured the 2010 Olympics in a big way.

There might not be anyone entertaining the notion of Vancouver applying to host again, as 2010 president and CEO John Furlong recently urged the city to do for the 2030 Games.

This is how players and observers remember that momentous day.

continued

added 1:23pm, Watch the Golden Goal below.

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TreKronor's avatar

Yes Canada, we know.  You won the Olympic event which you were a favorite to win.  

Posted by TreKronor on 02/28/20 at 02:31 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Oh that game where the referee Billy McCreary deflecting the puck perfectly to Cindy to get the winning goal? I guess when you haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1992, ya have to grasp whatever straw ya can.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 02/28/20 at 07:03 PM ET

mattimeo's avatar

Lol salty much?

Posted by mattimeo on 02/28/20 at 07:47 PM ET

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Yes Canada, we know.  You won the Olympic event which you were a favorite to win.

A Red Wings fan saying that, without even a hint of irony…

Posted by BaromirBragr on 02/28/20 at 10:40 PM ET

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