Slovakia 2, Canada 3
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.
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.
Friday, February 26th