Carey Price, Erik Karlsson and Phil Kessel Best Players at 2014 Sochi Olympics

2014 Sochi Olympics: Canada with a 3-0 victory against Sweden its gold medal from the Vancouver Olympics in the men’s hockey final – Canada started slow and ended strong in this tournament, and much of that had to do with someone unplugging coach Mike Babcock’s line blender.

Canada goaltender Carey Price, who posted back-to-back shutouts in the Winter Olympics semi-finals and gold-medal game at the 2014 Sochi, was named the best goaltender at the tournament as voted by the International Ice Hockey Federation directorate.

Carey Price at 2014 Sochi Olympics Finals

Price ended the Olympics with a shutout streak of 164 minutes, 19 seconds. The last goal he allowed was to Latvia’s Lauris Darzins with 4:19 remaining in the first period of the quarterfinals. The Montreal Canadiens goaltender finished the tournament with a 5-0 record, a 0.59 goals-against average and .972 save percentage. He allowed 3 goals on 106 shots.

Sweden’s Erik Karlsson was named the tournament’s best defenseman by the International Ice Hockey Federation directorate (IHFD). He led all players at his position and tied for the tournament lead with 8 points, and his 4 goals tied for the lead among defensemen.

United States forward Phil Kessel, who tied Karlsson with 8 points, was named the tournament’s best forward by the IIHF. Kessel’s 5 goals tied Austria’s Michael Grabner for the Olympic lead.

Finland forward Teemu Selanne was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Selanne also was named to the All-Tournament team as selected by the media. Granlund had a team-best 7 points in 6 games for Finland and was tied for third in the tournament in scoring.

Canada also won the gold medal in women’s hockey on Thursday. Finland defeated the U.S. for men’s bronze on Saturday.

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