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Photos: Canada vs. U.S. in Olympic men’s hockey

Sidney Crosby is mobbed by teammates after he scored the winning goal in overtime Sunday in Canada’s 3-2 victory over the U.S. in the men’s hockey final at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Canada thus earned the gold medal and the U.S. took the silver. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sidney Crosby of Canada (as well as the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins) raises his arms in triumph as his shot gets past U.S. goalie Ryan Miller to clinch a 3-2 overtime victory Sunday. Canada’s gold medal was its 14th, the most by any country at any Winter Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Goalie Robert Luongo displays his country’s flag at Canada Hockey Place after the Canadians’ 3-2 victory Sunday over the U.S. The victory set off a celebration throughout Canada. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Fans at Canada Hockey Place exult after Sidney Crosby’s shot beats U.S. goaltender Ryan Miller in overtime, securing the gold medal for Canada on Sunday. The Americans’ silver, meanwhile, was the 37th medal won by the U.S. at these Games, the most by any country at any Winter Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Zach Parise (9) of the U.S. joyfully hovers above the ice after his shot with 24.4 seconds left in the third period tied the score, 2-2, forcing overtime. Canada’s Shea Weber, left, Scott Niedermayer and goalie Robert Luongo register disappointment. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
The U.S. team wears its silver medals after falling to Canada, 3-2, on Sunday in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The U.S. won the medals race for the first time since 1932. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)