Canada believed that the gold medal game was a chance for them to solidify their status as one of the best teams in the world. On the contrary, for the USA, it was a chance to get back their prize. While the US put their foot on the gas through to the 5-minute mark, they were given an offensive penalty with 3.22 thus giving Canada the power play. During the occasions that Canada got out of their zones, they had to get back to the bench. For them to claim the gold, the USA finished first in group B before defeating Slovakia and Finland in the semifinals.
Later on, they used the 34 saves from Spencer Knights and goals from Alex Turcott and Trevor Zgras to defeat Canada in the gold medal game. This was their fifth gold medal and perhaps the best medal game in the nation’s history. Currently, thy have won up to 13 medals. This includes five gold, two silver, and six bronze medals.