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Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 02/28/2010

Crosby scores to help Canada edge USA for gold



From the AP, for now:

Canada beat the United States, 3-2, on Sunday to win the Olympic gold medal in its national sport of hockey, with Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal 7:40 into overtime.
The gold medal was Canada's 14th, breaking the record for most won by a nation at a Winter Games.
The entire hockey-crazed nation was stunned when Zack Parise scored to tie the game for the U.S. with 24.4 seconds remaining in regulation.
But Crosby's shot from the lower part of the left circle eluded goalie Ryan Miller to send the Canadians into a wild celebration.
The win avenged the Americans' 5-3 victory over the Canadians in the final round-robin game a week earlier. The loss forced the Canadians to play an extra game to reach the gold medal match.
Crosby, scoreless the previous two games, won two games at the Olympics with post-regulation, game-winning goals. He beat Switzerland with a shootout goal during round-robin play.

More to come soon from Barry Svrluga and Tracee Hamilton in Vancouver.

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