Game Report 619 Olympic Winter Games - Men
PLAYED AT: Bolshoy Ice Dome
Date: Feb 23, 2014
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKS SWEDEN, GOLDEN AGAIN AT OLYMPICS DAVID BRIEN SOCHI, Russia – Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) stopped all 24 shots he faced for his second consecutive shutout, leading Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team to a 3-0 win over Sweden in Sunday morning’s Olympic gold medal game. The win gives Canada its second consecutive Olympic gold, the first time it has stood atop the podium at back-to-back Games since 1948 and 1952. The Canadians are also the first to successfully defend their gold medal since the Soviet Union in 1988. Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, Man./Chicago, NHL), Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL) and Chris Kunitz (Regina, Sask./Pittsburgh, NHL) all scored their first goals of the tournament to provide the offence as Canada gained a measure of revenge for its gold medal game shootout loss to the Swedes in 1994. But Price was the story, posting his second straight shutout in the medal round; he blanked the U.S. 1-0 in Friday’s semifinals. He finished with a tournament-leading 0.59 goals-against average and .972 save percentage, and was a deserving recipient of the Top Goaltender award from the tournament directorate. Both teams came close to opening the scoring early, hitting a post apiece, but it was Toews who found the back of the net first, redirecting a Jeff Carter (London, Ont./Los Angeles, NHL) pass through Henrik Lundqvist at 12:55 of the opening frame. It was the second straight Olympic gold medal game that Toews had opened the scoring; he broke the ice at 12:50 of the first period against the United States in 2010. A pair of turnovers led to Canada’s second and third goals. Crosby grabbed a loose puck at the Canadian blue-line before outracing the Swedish defence and tucking a backhand around Lundqvist late in the second period, and Kunitz put the final nail in the coffin midway through the third, wiring a wrist shot just under the crossbar. The Canadians went into full-on shutdown mode in the third period, allowing just four shots on goal in the final 20 minutes. Overall, Canada held a 36-24 advantage in shots. Canada set a modern Olympic record for fewest goals allowed in an Olympic men’s hockey tournament; it gave up just three in six games. Price and Roberto Luongo (Montreal, Que./Vancouver, NHL) combined for three shutouts; Luongo blanked Austria in his lone start. Drew Doughty (London, Ont./Los Angeles, NHL) was the lone Canadian to earn a spot on the media all-star team; he finished as Canada’s leading scorer, with four goals and two assists in six games.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Sweden
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Luongo, Roberto
G31  Price, Carey
G41  Smith, Mike
  Keith, Duncan
  Hamhuis, Dan
  Weber, Shea
  Doughty, Drew
  Duchene, Matt
 10  Sharp, Patrick
 12  Marleau, Patrick
 14  Kunitz, Chris
 15  Getzlaf, Ryan
 16  Toews, Jonathan
 19  Bouwmeester, Jay
 22  Benn, Jamie
 24  Perry, Corey
 26  St-Louis, Martin
 27  Pietrangelo, Alex
 37  Bergeron, Patrice
 44  Vlasic, Marc-Edouard
 61  Nash, Rick
 76  Subban, P.K.
 77  Carter, Jeff
 87  Crosby, Sidney
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 19:481 19:482:12
3rd24 2:00 Tripping minor 10:121 10:1211:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Enroth, Jhonas
G30  Lundqvist, Henrik
G50  Gustavsson, Jonas
  Ekman-Larsson, Oliver
  Hjalmarsson, Niklas
  Tallinder, Henrik
 11  Alfredsson, Daniel
 14  Berglund, Patrik
 16  Kruger, Marcus
 18  Silfverberg, Jakob
 19  Backstrom, Nicklas
 20  Steen, Alexander
 21  Eriksson, Loui
 22  Sedin, Daniel
 23  Edler, Alexander
 27  Oduya, Johnny
 40  Zetterberg, Henrik
 41  Nyquist, Gustav
 42  Ericsson, Jimmie
 52  Ericsson, Jonathan
 55  Kronwall, Niklas
 62  Hagelin, Carl
 65  Karlsson, Erik
 90  Johansson, Marcus
 92  Landeskog, Gabriel
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st52 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 14:551 14:557:05
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 5:461 5:4616:14
2nd14 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 17:201 17:204:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:55  16-77-6            
2nd15:43  87            
3rd9:04  14            
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 3
SWEDEN 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
SWEDEN 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 3 G + 2 A = 5 Pts
SWEDEN 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1113
SWEDEN0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Price (60:00) (W)119424/0:003rd/20:00
SWE - Lundqvist (60:00) (L)11101233/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 AM
  -  End: 7:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Olympic Winter Games - Men Game Report.