Kings and Ducks won gold in Sochi

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Canada's gold medal hockey team in the Olympics included four local NHL players: Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, and Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks. Canada's men took the gold by beating Sweden 3-0 on Sunday. More Kings and Ducks were throughout the Olympics on various national teams, but the one who made the biggest impression was probably the Ducks' Teemu Selanne. He led Finland to the bronze medal over the United States and became at 43 the oldest hockey player in Olympic history to medal. Selanne was named the most valuable player of the Olympics hockey tournament. Former Ducks coach Mike Babcock coached Canada's team.

Meanwhile, Julie Chu of the U.S. women's hockey team carried the American flag in the closing ceremonies in Sochi on Sunday night. In NBC video from earlier, she explains the emotions showed by the women's team members when they had to settle for silver medals.


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