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Sunday, February 28, 2010

what time is the gold medal hockey game

BOTH Canadian and American Hockey fans wait with bated breath, as the USA vs Canada hockey gold medal game takes place at the Canada Hockey Place. The game which begins at 12:15 PM PST and 3:15 EST, is the 30th hockey game at the Vancouver Olympics 2010. It is also the last medal event on the last day of the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010.

The USA vs Canada gold medal game would be the culmination of intense rivalry that has festered between the two teams, ever since United States won against Canada in the Olympics in 1960. Main faceoffs between the two recently include the 1996 Hockey World Cup, where USA won on Canadian soil, the 2002 Olympic Hockey tournament at Salt Lake City, where Canada won.

This Olympics, United States has already won once against Canada. In the Men's Preliminary round, USA beat Canada 5-3. Therefore, the gold medal game has come up as more of a rematch of this occasion and the previous ones.

For the USA vs Canada gold medal game, Canada has the advantage of being on home ice, with a large contingent of red clad, maple leaf covered fans to cheer them through. Roberto Luongo said, "You come out on the ice you see everybody screaming, wearing red. It gets the guys going even more."

Leaving fans aside, Canada has a tough offensive lineup, which could wreak havoc against United States. The Canadian offense consisting of Centers Joe Thornton, Sidney Crosby and Ryan Getzlaf.

United States, on the other hand, has a dangerous defensive make, including the likes of goalie Ryan Miller, faceoff leaders Ryan Kesler and Joe Pavelsko and penalty killing duo Ryan Callahan and Chris Drury.

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