USA Wins WJC Gold in an Instant Classic
There's probably nothing sweeter for an American national hockey team than winning a championship in Canada.
Especially when it's over Canada.
In fact, it'd only happened once in the World Junior Championships, which was a 6-5 overtime thriller in Saskatoon.
Once, that is, until now, in Montréal:
This triumph capped an unbeaten run through the entire event, which included a déjà vu of sorts in bracket play:
|Group B pool play ...||USA 3 Russia 2|
|Group B pool play ...||USA 3 Canada 1|
|Semifinals ...||USA 4 Russia 3 so|
|Championship ...||USA 5 Canada 4 so|
Looks like the Americans had the dream world covered, too.