Well, that wasn't what I intended.
Canada defeated Sweden, thanks to goals from Toews, Crosby, and Kunitz, to win the 2014 Olympic Gold in Men's Ice Hockey.
Just like they did against the U.S., the Canadians never really allowed Sweden to get into the game. That said, Sweden had its fair share of chances, and could have taken the lead early on if a shot by Gustav Nyquist had gone in.
I credit Canada's win to the superb jobs done by Mike Babcock, Steve Yzerman, and Ken Holland. They built a winning team, and they deserve their due credit.
In the end, it doesn't really matter. Sweden is still the better overall nation.
- Sweden has a better health care system than Canada.
- Sweden has a better environmental performance index than Canada.
- Sweden has a lower murder rate than Canada.
But watch out, in 2018, the Swedes will take back what is rightfully theirs.