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Posted: Feb 28, 6:52p ET | Updated: Mar 1, 12:37a ET

Day in Review: Day 17

Canada tops U.S. for hockey gold, Northug claims final individual medal and more
Sidney Crosby (#8) is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning goal in overtime.
Sidney Crosby (#8) is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning goal in overtime.

Hockey: Sidney Crosby's wrister from the left circle seven minutes into overtime lifted Canada past Team USA, 3-2, in the men's hockey final. The win gave Canada its second men's hockey title in the last three Olympics and its 14th gold medal in Vancouver -- four more than any other nation at the 2010 Games. U.S. goalie Ryan Miller was named the tournament's MVP. (More) 

Cross-country: Petter Northug Jr zipped by Germany's Axel Teichmann on the final straightaway to win the men's 50km mass start, the final individual event in Vancouver. It was the Norwegian's second gold medal of the Games and fourth overall. (More)

Medal count: It was a banner Olympics for North America. Host nation Canada won the gold-medal race with 14  -- four more than any other country -- while the United States was tops in total medals won. (More)

Medal count: The United States' tally of 37 medals in Vancouver set a Winter Games record, beating the 36 won by Germany in 2006. It's a high-water mark that spells good news for Team USA's suddenly surging Winter Olympics machine, but it's even better news for the Olympic movement as a whole. (More)

Figure skating: A seismic shift in figure skating power hit the Vancouver Olympics. Asia, led by the phenomenal Kim Yu-Na, and North America are in. Europe, particularly Russia, is out. (More)

Alpine skiing: Ridiculed for its "Best in the World" slogan, the U.S. Ski Team left Torino with a total of two Alpine medals. This time, their eight medals represent the most for an American team at any Olympics, and twice as many as any other country. (More)

Alpine skiing: So much for Austria's vaunted "Wunderteam." Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal and American Bode Miller were the big winners in Alpine with three medals apiece. (More)

Ski jumping: Though women's ski jumping was grounded in its attempt to break into the Vancouver Games, things are looking up for the sport. "I am optimistic and encouraged about the possibility of women's ski jumping being included in 2014 in Sochi," says Karla Keck, a director of Women's Ski Jumping USA. (More)

Closing Ceremony: Vancouver signaled the end of the 2010 Olympics with an exuberant ceremony marked by the traditional handover of the Olympic flag to the mayor of Sochi and a humorous look at popular Canadian icons. (More)

Sochi 2014: With the Vancouver Olympics at an end, the focus now begins to shift across the world to Russia's first Winter Games in 2014. "We are next," Sochi organizing chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said. "The bar has been well and truly raised." (More)

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Highlights

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Day 15: Holcomb's USA-1 leads the way

Day 15: Holcomb's USA-1 leads the way

Highlights from Steve Holcomb's momentous first two runs on Feb. 26, Day 15 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. The Utah native's "Night Train" crew chats about their solid lead ahead of Canada's Lyndon Rush and Germany's Andre Lange.

ANALYSIS

NBC Analysis: Four-man bobsled

NBC Analysis: Four-man bobsled

John Papa and Duncan Kennedy discuss Steve Holcomb's lead halfway through the four-man bobsled competition and their predictions for Saturday's final two heats. Lewis Johnson also caught up with USA-2's John Napier, who was one of six sleds that experienced the wrath of the 50-50 curve on Friday, Day 15 of the 2010 Winter Games.

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