Sid­ney Crosby’s Golden Goal

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Na­ture tested hu­man­ity’s re­silience through­out 2010, from the res­cue of 33 trapped Chilean min­ers to the erup­tion of the Ice­landic vol­cano Ey­jaf­jal­la­jökull, which crip­pled air travel over Europe with a cloud of ash. But in Fe­bru­ary, Cana­dian re­solve took hold at the Olympic Win­ter Games in Van­cou­ver. Af­ter freestyle skier Alexan­dre Bilodeau won Canada’s first Olympic gold on home soil and the Cana­dian women’s hockey team bested the Amer­i­cans to win gold, the Cana­dian men’s hockey team broke a 2-2 over­time tie against Team USA in the cham­pi­onship game with a side-of-the-net snap from Sid­ney Crosby – an epic goal that se­cured Canada’s record-set­ting haul of 14 gold medals. Most im­por­tantly, how­ever, is that in a year of nat­u­ral dis­as­ters and dar­ing es­capes it served as the sort of in­dis­putably joy­ous mo­ment we des­per­ately needed.

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