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Crosby, Toews bring their best against Sweden, deliver gold for Team Canada

Sunday, 02.23.2014 / 9:25 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Crosby, Toews bring their best against Sweden, deliver gold for Team Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada is the Olympic hockey champion once again.

Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz scored their first goals of the tournament as Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 in the gold medal game at the Sochi Olympics.

Goaltender Carey Price earned his second straight shutout.

Kunitz essentially ended the game when he stole the puck form Daniel Sedin, cut into the Swedish zone and fired the puck past Henrik Lundqvist at 9:04 of the third period.

Crosby scored on a breakaway in the second, while Toews tipped a Jeff Carter pass between Lundqvist's legs in the first.

Team Canada has now won gold for two straight Winter Games after taking the 2010 title in Vancouver with a 3-2 overtime win over the United States.

The gold is Canada's first Olympic medal on the larger international ice surface.

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp