Oral history of 2010 gold-medal game

"Still, one of the great games that's been played."

Ryan Miller: "It was a tough moment, so much going on in your head. A lot of what-ifs. But it's a hockey game; it's over. You can't go out and play it again. You try to move on.

"It was a nice honor [to be awarded MVP]. People give me a lot of credit, but our team really came together and everyone played their roles exactly how they were supposed to. That doesn't get talked about enough. The way the team was selected and the way management and coaches handled everything -- they knew what we needed to believe going into it and there was no doubt every player on that team was willing to do anything that the coaches or management asked of them. They had a pretty accurate assessment of what the tournament would be like and what we needed to do to win. Our game plan worked. ... We made it to final for a reason. 1.) Because we believed we could do it. 2.) We did everything necessary."

Wayne Gretzky: "That was phenomenal for the whole country. And it was also icing on the cake for the Olympic Games in Vancouver as a whole."


As told to: Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Pierre LeBrun, Katie Strang, Joe McDonald, Scott Powers

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