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Canada executes game plan to golden perfection

Originally Published: February 24, 2002
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- In an all-North American Olympic men's ice hockey gold-medal final between Canada and United States, the team that truly played the North American style won.

And, on this day, that team was clearly the better team.

Canada celebrated the 50th anniversary of its last Olympic gold medal with a decisive 5-2 victory over Team USA at a packed E Center on Sunday afternoon.

Canada forwards Jarome Iginla and Joe Sakic broke open a 3-2 game in the final ...

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