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Canada defeats Slovakia in men's hockey, setting up gold-medal game rematch with U.S.


After jumping out to a 3-0 lead, Canada held on in a frantic third period to defeat Slovakia, 3-2, and advance to the gold-medal game in men's hockey, where it will face the U.S.

The U.S. and Canada have faced off once already in the Vancouver Games, with the U.S. defeating Canada, 5-3. It seems all of Canada has been hoping for a rematch and a chance to show the Americans how to really play the game that Canada invented. 

Patrick Marleau, Brenden Morrow and the Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf scored for Canada. Slovakia had several chances to tie the score in the final two minutes, but Canada goalie Roberto Luongo made several nice saves to preserve the victory.

Slovakia plays Finland for the bronze medal Saturday, and the U.S. and Canada will have their rematch Sunday at 12:15 in a game that will be televised live on NBC.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada 

Photo: Brenden Morrow celebrates a goal. Credit: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images.

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Comments (4)

I hope men's team canada hockey are ready for the US. They will have to play like they played against the Russians. They are also going to have to contain Bryan Rafalski. They should be hammering that guy every time he gets the puck. I am a little concerned that they will not play 60 minutes of hockey. Break a leg!!!

Bring it on, Canada. Team USA is ready to win the gold this year.

Ha! Bring it on USA. Our game in our city -- and you think you can win?!? Pffft! This is the game Sidney Crosby has been saving himself for. It's going to be loud, hard and, without any doubt, the highlight of the Olympics.

Right on Chris....OUR GAME,OUR SOIL ! miller will feel like a piece of swiss cheeze. Another GOLD for CANADA !!!


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