2008 world championship
Russia gets gold
Ilya Kovalchuk scored his second goal of the game in overtime Sunday as Russia beat Canada 5-4 to capture the country's first gold medal at the event since 1993. A year earlier, O' Canada! was played at Khodynka Arena in Moscow, and this time it was the Russians that got to sing their national anthem at Le Colisée Pepsi.A tough break for Rick Nash, who was in the box on the winner after putting the puck over the glass and getting a penalty in overtime.
Canada took a 4-2 lead into the third period but couldn't hold off the skilled Russians. Alexei Tereshchenko and Kovalchuk scored to tie it, setting the stage for the dramatic overtime winner.
There's no shame in silver, but this was Canada's game to lose.
(As an aside, my there's a lot of hockey being played today.)