๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ IHLC Classics: Crosby’s Golden Goal

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 not only Canada Day, but Roberto Luongo’s recent induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame, we feature the historic 2010 Olympic Gold Medal Game, where the heroics of Sidney Crosby and “Bobby Lu” won Canada their eighth Olympic Gold medal.

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย (OT)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 28 February 2010

Canada has capped the Golden Games with the medal that matters, beating the United States 3-2 in an Olympic hockey overtime thriller at Canada Hockey Place.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Syomin Retires Following Farewell Charity Game


Following a charity game held in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russian forward Alexander Syomin’s career is officially over, wrapping after 19 pro seasons in both the United States and Russia, a Gagarin Cup title and two World Championship Gold medals.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2022


The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2022 on 14 November, with a trio of Swedish forwards, anchored by a Finnish defender and a Canadian goaltender, with numerous International Hockey Lineal Championships between them, joining the ranks of the Hall in Toronto.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Valtteri Filppula Joins Triple Gold Club


The only player eligible to join in this year’s World Championship, forward Valtteri Filppula tonight joined Triple Gold Club by virtue of winning his second Gold Medal in three months with theย Leijonat,ย becoming the 31st male and first Finnish player to join the club, adding to his Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold medal.
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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Frans Nielsen Retires Following Denmark’s Elimination From Worlds


With Denmark’s shocking elimination from the 2022 World Championship, the end of an era in Danish hockey has come to a close, as national team mainstay Frans Nielsen, the first Dane to find success in the NHL, announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 38.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dustin Brown Retires Following Kings Playoff Elimination


American power forward Dustin Brown, who captained the Los Angeles Kings to two Stanley Cup titles, tonight formally ended his nineteen year hockey career at the age of 37, following the Kings’ elimination from the NHL playoffs at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Patrick Marleau Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 42


Canadian ironman forward Patrick Marleau, who broke Gordie Howe’s longstanding record of most games played in an NHL career after nearly a quarter century in the NHL, today announced his retirement from hockey, signing a one-day contract with San Jose to retire officially as a Shark.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ryan Getzlaf Retires From NHL At Age 36


Canadian forward Ryan Getzlaf, the longtime captain of the Anaheim Ducks, tonight played his final NHL game after announcing his retirement following the end of the Ducks’ season, wrapping a seventeen year career highlighted by a number of team records, two Olympic titles and a Stanley Cup.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Mika Pyรถrรคlรค Retires Following Kรคrpรคt Elimination


Finnish forward Mika Pyรถrรคlรค, a mainstay of Oulun Kรคrpรคt for the majority of his twenty-two year pro hockey career, announced his retirement from the game following Kรคrpรคt’s elimination from the 2022 Liiga postseason, at the age of 40.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Yeryomenko Announces Retirement Following Dynamo Elimination


Russian goaltender Alexander Yeryomenko, a two-time World Champion and six-time Russian league champion, today announced his retirement at the age of 41, after his club Dynamo Moscow was eliminated from the ongoing KHL playoffs.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 20 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Olympic Gold Medal Game
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Sunday, 20 February 2022

It was classic blue-and-white magic. Hannes Bjรถrninen scored the third-period winner as Finland captured its first Olympic menโ€™s hockey Gold medal ever with a 2-1 victory over the ROC team on Sunday. Coach Jukka Jalonen’s team rallied from a 1-0 first-period deficit to give their nation of 5.5 million the thrill of a lifetime.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-0 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 18 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-0 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Olympic Semifinal
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Friday, 18 February 2022

On the strength of Sakari Manninen’s first-period winner, Finland advanced to its second Olympic Gold medal game in history with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Slovakia on Friday.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Five Canadian Players Join Triple Gold Club


By virtue of Canada’s dominant Gold Medal victory in Beijing, five new players from Team Canadaย have now joined the women’s version of the Triple Gold Club, all adding Olympic Gold to their World Championship Gold and Clarkson Cup titles.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 17 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 17 February 2022

Talk about revenge and rising to the occasion. Legendary captain Marie-Philip Poulin stepped up with two goals and an assist as Canada beat the U.S. 3-2 to win the 2022 Olympic womenโ€™s hockey Gold medal on Thursday. Utterly relentless, the Canadians regained the title they lost to the Americans in PyeongChang four years ago.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 16 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Olympic Quarterfinal
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Clinical finishing and familiar resilience saw Finland advance to the semi-finals with a 5-1 victory over Switzerland. Three goals from 12 shots saw Jukka Jalonenโ€™s men into a 3-0 lead early in the second period and that proved sufficient to sink Switzerland and set up a meeting with Slovakia in the final four.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-3 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 14 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-3 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Olympic Semifinal
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 17 February 2022

There was never any doubt. Canada scored five first-period goals and kept on rolling in a 10-3 semi-final rout of Switzerland. The reigning World Champions outshot the Swiss 61-13. Canada faces the winner of the U.S.Finland semi-final in Thursdayโ€™s Gold medal game.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (OT) – 13 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (OT)
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Sunday, 13 February 2022

Harri Pesonen scored in overtime, pouncing on a turnover and firing a shot from the slot just inside the far post, to cap an incredible comeback for Finland, who were down 3-0 after two periods but eventually won 4-3.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 11-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 11 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 11-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Olympic Quarterfinal
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Friday, 11 February 2022

Canada scored four goals in the first period and never looked back, skating to a one-sided 11-0 win over Sweden to advance to the semi-finals and send the Swedes packing. It was a dominating performance by the top-scoring team in the tournament, and they now have two full days off before playing again on Monday.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-1 Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป – 11 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-1 Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Friday, 11 February 2022

Finland battled past a resolute Latvian rearguard action to maintain its winning start in Beijing. The Leijonat had a hard time solving Jฤnisย Kalniล†ลก in the Latvian net, with the Baltic nation producing a solid defensive display before falling to a 3-1 loss.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 6-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 10 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 6-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 10 February 2022

Sakari Manninen scored three goals and Miro Aaltonen scored two goals and one assist for Finland and Juraj Slafkovskรฝ scored twice for Slovakia in Finlandโ€™s 6-2 win in the first game for both teams at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
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