From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of National Day (“Sveriges Nationaldag”) in Sweden, we look back at Sweden’s first Olympic Gold Medal, capped off by Peter Forsberg’s legendary shootout winner over Canada.
In Sweden, this is one of the most replayed sports highlights on television. Peter Forsberg was only 20 years old when he pulled the most daring move on Canada’s goaltender Corey Hirsch in the Olympic gold medal game in Lillehammer in 1994. A classic sports moment which became immortalized on a stamp.
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