Gold medals are coming back home with members of the St. Louis Blues. While many of us were hoping for three medals to come from Team USA reps, David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk, the gold is coming back from Canada’s defensive stars Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo.
Bouwmeester assisted on Canada’s lone gone in their 1-0 win over Team USA on Friday. Each of the Blues defensemen regisered two shots on goal in the Canadian’s 3-0 win over Sweden.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, and Canada captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament in the second. Chris Kunitz also scored and Carey Price made 24 saves for the Canadians, who continue their dominance in their national game by winning gold for the third time in the last four Olympics.
Bouwmeester and Pietrangelo had a major hand for the team that allowed just three goals in six victories in Sochi. Canada became the only repeat Olympic champ in the NHL era and the first team to go unbeaten through the Olympic tournament since the Soviet Union in Sarajevo in 1984.