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Canada beats Finland 2-1 in Olympic men's hockey

Drew Doughty
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According to the Sochi 2014 website, team Canada won pool B of the Olympic men's hockey tournament by defeating team Finland 2-1.

Canadian defenseman Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings had one of the greatest games ever played by a defenseman in the history of hockey. Doughty not only scored both Canadian goals, he was the most prolific player on the ice. He had outstanding stick handling ability and incredible puck awareness.

A native of London, Ontario, Doughty pinched in to the Finnish zone after taking a pass from his Kings teammate Jeff Carter and scored past Finnish goaltender Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins at 2:32 of overtime.

With the win, Canada will advance directly to the quarterfinals, and will be seeded third behind Sweden and the United States. The quarterfinals will take place Wednesday. Remember Canada needed to play the qualification playoff game at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. They defeated Germany 8-2 on their way to beating Russia 7-3 in the quarterfinals.

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