Canada Wins, Gets US for Hockey Gold

Home team tops Slovakia, earns rematch with Americans
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2010 10:43 PM CST
Canada Wins, Gets US for Hockey Gold
Canada's Patrick Marleau (11) celebrates with Dany Heatley (15) after Marleau scored against Slovakia in tonight's first period.   (AP Photo)

The Canadian men’s hockey team will play for the gold medal the host nation most desperately wants from the Vancouver Olympics, earning a rematch with the US by fending off a third-period charge from Slovakia tonight in a 3-2 victory. The Canadians lost, 5-3 to the Americans last Sunday; the rematch is this Sunday at 12:15 Pacific.
(More Team Canada stories.)

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