Sports betting had a classic hockey game on Sunday as Canada defeated the United States in overtime by a score of 3-2.
The United States scored late in regulation to tie the game but Sidney Crosby scored the game winner and Canada was the online sports betting winner.
Sports betting had Canada about a 2-1 favorite over the United States in the gold medal game. That was despite the fact that the U.S. had already beaten Canada in sports betting in the preliminary round. In the gold medal game the action was virtually even. Both goaltenders played well and it took an overtime winner by one of the best players in hockey to end an online sports betting classic.
Crosby didn’t do a lot in the Olympics for Canada but he scored when it counted. He beat Switzerland in a shootout in the preliminary round and he got the most important goal on Sunday in sports betting as Canada won the gold. He really had done nothing in the gold medal game but great players come through when it matters the most in sports betting and that is exactly what Crosby did. He took a nice pass from Jarome Iginla and wristed the game winner past Ryan Miller. Even though he gave up the game winner, Miller was brilliant in the Olympics and was named the tournament’s MVP.
Canada was expected to win the gold medal in hockey in sports betting but it sure wasn’t easy. They had to win a preliminary game against Germany in online sports betting just to make the medal round and they survived against Slovakia in the semifinals. Nothing came easy against the United States in the gold medal game. Canada jumped out to a 2-0 lead but couldn’t put the U.S. away in the sports betting contest. Ryan Kesler pulled the U.S. within a goal in the second period and Zach Parise scored for the U.S. to tie the game with 25 seconds left in regulation. The first two Canada goals were scored by Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry. Canada was coached by Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock who is the first coach ever to win a Stanley Cup title and an Olympic gold medal.
The gold medal for Canada was their 14th, most ever by a country in a Winter Olympics as online sports betting stats indicated. Not many of the other gold medals matter to Canada though since hockey is king in that country.