Canada wins gold in Salt Lake City
It's not how you start in a short tournament. It's how you finish. The 2002 Canadians were brutal in an opening loss to the Swedes, barely escaped with a win over the Germans, and needed a goal in the dying minutes to tie the Czechs. But after an inspirational speech from GM Wayne Gretzky, the troops circled the wagons and came up with their three best performances in the medal round. Their 5-2 win over the Americans in the finale ended a 50-year stretch of gold medal futility.