Slovakia 2, Canada 3

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Final

9:30 PM ET
February 26, 2010

Canada holds lead over Slovakia to advance to face U.S. for gold medal

Updated: February 27, 2010, 2:15 AM ET

Patrick Marleau, Brenden Morrow and Ryan Getzlaf put Canada ahead 3-0 after 24 minutes, but Slovakia hung tough before Canada eventually prevailed 3-2 to advance to the gold-medal game against the United States.

Goals from Lubomir Visnovsky and Michal Handzus less than four minutes apart in the third period gave Slovakia hopes of pulling off the upset.

Now comes the intriguing rematch. And it'll be played on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. beating Canada for the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics.

The U.S. hasn't won Olympic gold since the Miracle on Ice in 1980.

Slovakia and Finland will meet for bronze on Saturday.

Hockey Scores

Friday, February 26th
Men
Finland1Final
United States6
Slovakia2Final
Canada3
Women
There are no games on this day.