Fans spill into the streets
Published Monday, March 1, 2010 12:07PM EST
They might have been out of tune, but hockey fans launched into chorus after resounding chorus of "We are the champions" and "O Canada" on Sunday after Sidney Crosby scored an overtime goal to win Canada's 14th gold medal of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.
Many fans are calling it a game for the ages.
"We're gonna remember this forever! The rest of my life I'm going to remember where I was at this exact moment!" screamed one fan.
On Sunday, in the final event of the Olympics, Team Canada faced off against the undefeated Team USA in the gold medal match for men's hockey.
Canada led for the entire game, until the Americans pulled their goalie, and Zach Parise slipped the puck past Roberto Luongo with seconds to spare, tying the game two-all and forcing a sudden death overtime period.
But the boy from Nova Scotia, Sid the Kid Crosby pulled through, taking a pass from Jerome Iginla and slipping the puck past American goaltender Ryan Miller.
Within minutes, fans across Montreal spilled into the streets to celebrate en masse.
"I knew we would pull through at the end," screamed another boozy patron. "We played intense the whole time, Luongo played a good name, Crosby for the win baby, it was excellent!
Drivers and passengers waved flags and the ubiquitous red mitts in an impromptu parade/traffic jam along Ste. Catherine.
The same scene took place across the country, with hundreds of thousands of Canadians uniting in a show of support for the men who proved once again that hockey is Canada's game.