Liveblog: Olympic Games, gold-medal game: Canada 3, Sweden 0

Another golden day for Canada!

For the second straight Olympics, Canada has won Olympic hockey gold.

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price picked up his second straight shutout as Team Canada beat Sweden 3-0 Sunday in the gold-medal game at the Sochi Olympics. Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz scored the goals.

Price made 24 saves for his second straight shutout and allowed only three goals in five starts in Sochi. Price was named the tournament’s outstanding goaltender after posting a 5-0 record with a 0.59 goals-against average and .972 save percentage. He allowed only three goals on 106 shots in Sochi.

Canada becomes the first back-to-back gold-medal winner since the NHL started sending players to the Olympics in 1998.

HI/O’s Mike Boone was blogging live during the game along with Postmedia News writers Bruce Arthur, Cam Cole and Sean Fitz-Gerald in Sochi and Michael Traikos and Josh Visser in Canada. You can read the blog by clicking here

(Photo by Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Canada wins hockey gold, by Bruce Arthur of Postmedia News

Price savours his golden Olympic moment, by Ed Willes of Postmedia News

Habs fans need to let Subban snub go, by Mike Boone

A great win, but not a great game, by Jack Todd

Live gold-medal game blog with Mike Boone

Complete Olympic hockey coverage, Postmedia News

829 Comments

  1. Strummer says:

    Cherry with more Eddie Shore quotes. And he saw all these players in minor midget. Haven’t heard that one since last coach’s corner.

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  2. Un Canadien errant says:

    Making breakfast, so not paying attention, but did I hear Don Cherry take credit for John Tavares, Jonathan Toews, P.K. Subban, Drew Doughty?

    “I saw them first!…”

    Nice bit of bullying blowhardiness. Get that poor man off the air, along with Bob Cole.
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  3. frontenac1 says:

    Marty St.Louis getting some ice time! Hope he gets the next one. Saludos!

  4. dabu says:

    Watching German language feed from Swiss TV in Andalo in Northern Italy. Keep hearing announcer say “Keine probleme fur Carey Price”. Guess this means he is seeing everything and handling cooly. Whole family wearing Canada sweaters. Go Canada Go!
    PS (Edit) Only problem is can’t find a beer. Have to settle for a bottle of Amarone 🙁

  5. habtastic74 says:

    Man, watching Price play in these Olympics and knowing how weak the east is this year…It’s giving me this strange hope that the Habs go big as buyers at the deadline.

  6. Cal says:

    Watching the broadcast on the French CBC. Dubé and McGuire are the best. They capture the excitement of the game.
    Nice tip by Captain Serious. Stone Cold Price looking like a glacial wall.

  7. jols says:

    Big kill to start the 2nd.

  8. Maritime Ronn says:

    Yea, real advantage witn north american refs…
    that was an even up political call

  9. Un Canadien errant says:

    All tournament long, I’ve been caught by surprise at the announcement of the last minute of play in a period. The games fly by, without the neanderthal scrumming in front of nets after whistles.

  10. Adidess says:

    Can’t get my head around how poor the PP has been and that sticking-with-what’s-not-working strategy with Sharp on the point!

  11. RetroMikey says:

    Jim Hughson has got be one of the most overrated, boring hockey broadcasters!
    Where is Gord Miller? The best!

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  12. habsfaninboston says:

    Key kill coming up.

  13. habs-fan-84 is Canadian says:

    Just got back from vacation last night. Only got to see the first two games of the tournament.

    Two things that stand out:

    1. Toews
    2. Overall D

  14. Adidess says:

    What a goalie we’ll have in Montreal going forward! The way Price is playing, he knows his time has come. Our goalie has arrived!

  15. habsfaninboston says:

    Looks like we’re picking up the pace. Let’s bury one here.

  16. piter says:

    Good save by Price, no help from Vlasic. Deflected off his stick…

  17. Adidess says:

    That goal will change the game. Sweden’s strategy will leave them vulnerable to too many 3-on-2s. They had to score first. Coming back will be tough

  18. Un Canadien errant says:

    First goal had to be a scrummy messy ping-pong goal, after a couple of posts. Good for us that we got it.

  19. Maritime Ronn says:

    The real Captain takes charge

  20. habsfaninboston says:

    Yessss! Nice drive to the net.

  21. Blondie est Canadien says:

    Yeah, great play!

  22. Adidess says:

    The ferocity so far feels more like NHL playoffs!

  23. frontenac1 says:

    Yess!!!!!!!

  24. jols says:

    Yaaaaaa!!!! Toews.

  25. Maritime Ronn says:

    Bergeron already has 3 great chances

  26. Adidess says:

    It’s been said a trizillion of times, but omg it must be eating so hard at PK not to get a chance to skate in that big game on that big ice.

    The biggest game of all. You’re so close to being involved in it, yet so far!

    • Bash says:

      Not to start another riot but we have already seen three suspect plays by the Canada bottom two D.

      “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” (anon)

  27. piter says:

    Our D looks a bit scrambly.

  28. jols says:

    Sweden came to play. Canada needs to crank it up. Neither team playing passive. Great hockey.

  29. CJ says:

    Second on the puck. Let’s arrive first and in a bad mood. Can’t sit on these guys.

  30. Maritime Ronn says:

    So far, Sweden skating better than Canada

  31. Adidess says:

    Wow, Sweden playing with incredible speed and hitting hard. Price looking calm and confident!

  32. jols says:

    Whoa, that was close. Nice instincts by Price.

  33. Blondie est Canadien says:

    That was way too close!

  34. Habfan10912 says:

    Holy crap. Thank you post.

  35. Habfan10912 says:

    Price the vacuum! Atta boy!

  36. Blondie est Canadien says:

    Good pressure to start. Looking promising.

  37. Et le Canadian but says:

    Good morning everyone!

    Ungodly hour for a hockey game but a beautiful Golden morning here in Montréal; Go Canada Go!

  38. Un Canadien errant says:

    Canada gets the better chances early. Gotta bury those.

  39. Maritime Ronn says:

    Good early sign of winning puck battles

  40. Un Canadien errant says:

    Nice easy first shot at Carey, to help him with the cobwebs and jitters.

  41. Luke is Canadian says:

    He looks like the father from Alf. (The SWE coach, I mean).

  42. Un Canadien errant says:

    No Henrik Sedin or Nicklas Backstrom for Sweden, no Steven Stamkos or John Tavares for Canada. No excuses.

  43. piter says:

    Carey will have to keep track of Karlsson pinching in. Glad he’s familiar with him from the NHL.

  44. Luke is Canadian says:

    Yo. Just checkin’ in. ‘Sup folks?

    Go Canada Go

  45. Maritime Ronn says:

    Canada’s forwards will wear down Sweden’ s Dmen.
    Karlsson will not be allowed any time or space.
    He does not like pressure or physical play
    Guaranteed he has some major giveaways today

  46. Un Canadien errant says:

    Where’s the B.C. contingent at? HabitantinSurrey, Habcouver, Johnnylarue?

  47. Habfan10912 says:

    Come on Pricer. One more! Go Canada!

  48. Captain aHab says:

    I think Bergeron will have a huge game and score the winner.

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  49. Un Canadien errant says:

    On this momentous occasion, we’re going to watch the game like in the Dark Ages. At an inconvenient time. Live, not on PVR, with commercials and no ability to skip over Don Cherry or nothing.

    If I could, I’d mess with the picture quality on my plasma, and get me a nice black and white, snowy, staticky image, with a bouncing vertical hold.

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  50. jols says:

    ‘Morning everyone!!! Today is a good day to win the gold medal.

    Go Canada Go!!!

  51. Captain aHab says:

    So I like beer as much as the next guy but it’s way early for one of those right now. Eggs, toast and Beer?

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  52. montreal ace says:

    Sidney Crosby if going to have a great game, I can just feel it

  53. Strabo says:

    Good morning HIO. It’s a beautiful morning in Haneytown, NB backyard of Base Gagetown. Here’s to a great game.
    Cheers

    “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

  54. Maritime Ronn says:

    No to center Nicklas Backstrom
    Big break for Canada

  55. L Elle is Canadian, eh? says:

    I haven’t been this happy to hear my alarm, since never.

    Go Canada! Go Carey!

  56. the twilight hours of a Canadian winter says:

    I’ve only seen but 4 periods of this tournament, but I haven’t heard a peep from subban. Did he ever speak to the media?

    • Captain aHab says:

      I think he spoke very early on but haven’t heard him since. I hope he’ll do his talking on the ice once he comes back. With a golden chip on his shoulders.

      Did the 3rd goalie get any time in a game? Does he get a medal if he didn’t?

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      • L Elle is Canadian, eh? says:

        3rd goalie dressed as backup to Luongo vs Austria.

        PK was mentioned in an article how he’s been “reduced to” helping Price warm up in practice, by sending shots his way. Doin’ his part. Can’t be easy though.

      • ianism says:

        no, but Smith was dressed for a game (against Austria, when Price was scratched) and that’s enough to get him the medal

        Same for Subban.

    • Maritime Ronn says:

      With the way the media hounds cut and disect every word, just as well.
      No matter how he would have answered the most dumb questions, there wasn’t any good to come from an interview

  57. Cal says:

    Can the $170 million New Jersey Devils do it? Probably not.
    The Swedes have been playing the trap since they were tugging on their mothers’ skirts. Ought to be a barn burner. Not.

  58. Captain aHab says:

    So Russia ends up at the top of the medal standings…after spending $52B, I guess it’s a good thing they did well or heads would have rolled.

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  59. JarryPark is Canadian says:

    Bon match mes amis

  60. JUST ME says:

    Mornin!

    A little out of sync here but since i`m not alone…Have a great game everyone !

  61. Blondie est Canadien says:

    If we play the same way we did last game we’ve got this in the bag.

  62. JohnnyCanuckful says:

    Canadian bacon > Swedish meatballs

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  63. CJ says:

    Roll call…… Here!

    Good morning everyone! Omelettes and toast are down. Let’s go team Canada!

  64. montreal ace says:

    I am trying to think about things I dislike about Sweden, so far the only thing I can come up with is Ikea’s exchange policy. One of my friends had a hard time returning some shelves.

  65. The Teacher says:

    HayaaaaaaA canadaaaaaaaa

  66. Bash says:

    Ready to rock in NL!

    Coffee right now but it will be 12:00 somewhere soon 🙂

    “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” (anon)

  67. JohnnyCanuckful says:

    Where are the Price haters now, eh? And the Babcock bashers?

  68. Peter Young says:

    Up at 3:20 a.m. in Los Angeles for the big game. Go, Canada, Go.

  69. Maritime Ronn says:

    Morning all

    Have a feeling this place is going to get busy…
    Bring it home Carey

  70. 24 Cups says:

    In Carey we trust.

  71. habddiction says:

    Woo hoo go canada go, we rock


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