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Today in Sports History: February 28

Today in Sports History: February 28

Today marks the 13-year anniversary of Sidney Crosby's overtime goal that gave Canada a 3-2 victory against the United States in the gold-medal game of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The goal, which came at 7:40 of overtime, stands as one of the most iconic in Canadian hockey history and remains etched in the minds of fans and players alike.

The United States had defeated Canada 5-3 one week earlier in the preliminary round of the Olympics and carried confidence into the rematch on Feb. 28, 2010. But the United States did not get off to the start it had hoped for. Goals by Jonathan Toews at 12:50 of the first period and Corey Perry at 7:13 of the second put Canada up 2-0 and had the crowd at Rogers Arena in a frenzy. Ryan Kesler's goal brought the United States to within 2-1 at 13:44 of the second. Then, with 24.4 seconds left in regulation, Zach Parise tied the game, instantly silencing the pro-Canada crowd. Crosby's crucial game-winning goal came after he received a pass along the boards from Jerome Iginla, firing it quickly under the pad of US goaltender Ryan Miller. Crosby didn't see the puck go in, but with screams erupting throughout the arena he quickly came to realize he just won it for Canada.

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Sources:

NHL.com

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