Thursday, February 18, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Olympic Hockey : Canada Beats Swiss in OT

If the hockey team for Canada is the hope of the nation it is only fitting that the game would be won by its Captain.

Canada's Sidney Crosby scored the only OT shootout to give his team a 3-2 win over Switzerland as well as give the nation of Canada a sigh of relief.

The Swiss were no pushovers for Canada despite being heavy underdogs going into the match against the host nation team. After Canada went up 2-0 it looks like they may have let up a bit at Switzerland came back to tie the game and go into overtime.

The win puts the next game against Team USA as an important match up as both are 2-0 in the tournament so far.

Sidney Crosby scored the only goal of a shootout in which an entire nation of nervous Canadians hung on every shot, giving Canada a 3-2 victory over Switzerland on Thursday and avoiding a second inconceivable loss to the Swiss in as many Olympics.

Canada, a huge favorite despite a 2-0 upset defeat to Switzerland in 2006 that ranks among the greatest in Olympic history, took a 2-0 lead early in the second and looked to be cruising. But the Swiss, with two NHL players to Canada's 23, came back to tie it on second-period goals by Ivo Ruthemann and Patrick von Gunten.

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