๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IHLC Classics: Sweden’s First Olympic Title

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 โ€œIHLC Classics.โ€ 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.

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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 3-2 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย (SO)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Hรฅkons Hall, Lillehammer ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
Sunday, 27 February 1994

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 Canadaโ€™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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