By Wyatt Earp | January 6, 2009
Friggin’ organ-i-zation is a machine.
Team Canada won its fifth gold medal in a row at the world junior hockey championships Monday night, taking a first period lead on defenceman P.K. Subban’s second effort just 38 seconds into the game and riding the goaltending of a suddenly hot Dustin Tokarski.
Angelo Esposito scored a beauty on a backhand in the second period, Cody Hodgson let rip a wrist shot on the power play in the third, and Jordan Eberle and Hodgson scored into the empty net in a 5-1 win over Sweden, which takes home silver for the second year in a row.
There may have been doubters – about Canada’s goaltending, and Canada’s defence or surely that the law of averages would eventually catch up and end this streak. But there was never any doubt about Canada’s hockey heart. (H/T - TheStar.com)
Personally, I’m glad Canada won the tournament. Sweden knocked out Slovakia - the home of my ancestors - in the semi-finals, so screw ‘em!
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