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Gold-medal battle 'game for the ages'

Updated: March 3, 2010, 1:53 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The helmets and sticks and gloves were scattered around the empty United States net as if blown out of a cannon.

The Canadians were mobbing Sidney Crosby -- as if anyone else would have scored what Europeans call a "golden goal" -- while the Americans coasted away as though driftwood in a sea.

And all we could ask ourselves was: Could we have some more, please?

Did it have to end?

Maybe Crosby's shot didn't ...

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