Canada Wins, Gets US for Hockey Gold
Home team tops Slovakia, earns rematch with Americans
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2010 10:43 PM CST
Canada's Patrick Marleau (11) celebrates with Dany Heatley (15) after Marleau scored against Slovakia in tonight's first period.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The Canadian men’s hockey team will play for the gold medal the host nation most desperately wants from the Vancouver Olympics, earning a rematch with the US by fending off a third-period charge from Slovakia tonight in a 3-2 victory. The Canadians lost, 5-3 to the Americans last Sunday; the rematch is this Sunday at 12:15 Pacific.