OTD in 2010, Sidney Crosby scores The Golden Goal

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In every decade, fans have a goal that they immortalize. Whether it’s Bobby Orr’s goal flying in the air, Lemieux splitting the defence and scoring on a beautiful play, or Paul Kariya getting knocked out and coming back for another shift and wiring a slap shot past Martin Brodeur. 

On this day 14 years ago, one of the biggest goals scored in hockey history happened, and it came off the stick of one of the greatest players of all time.  

It was the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal game between Team Canada vs. Team USA. Canada had home ice advantage on Canadian soil. Canada went up 2-0, and it seemed like they had the game wrapped up. 

Team USA would cut the lead to 2-1 in the second period. In the third period, with 24 seconds left, USA would tie the game 2-2, stunning Team Canada and the crowd.

The game would head into overtime, and fans and all Canadians around the country were on the edge of their seats. With 7:40 left to play in overtime, Sidney Crosby made his way to Team USA’s net. The puck went around the boards. Crosby poked the puck to Jerome Iginla, and you heard Crosby yell, “Iggy, Iggy.” Iginla passed the puck back onto Sidney Crosby’s stick; he shot from a tough angle, and the puck found its way through the legs of USA goaltender Ryan Miller. 

Team Canada would win the Gold Medal on home soil, with 26 million viewers watching and 16.4 million witnessing the game-winner.

Canadians everywhere will never forget this goal and hearing the famous words from legendary commentator Chris Cuthbert, “CROSBY SCORES…. THE GOLDEN GOAL AND CANADA HAS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OLYMPIC GOLD”. 

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