Sochi 2014 | Getty Images Picture of the Day | Feb 23

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Sidney Crosby #87 oscores Canada's second goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of Sweden in the second period during the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match on Day 16 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

“One of the most anticipated events in the Winter Olympics is the Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal game," explains Getty Images photographer Martin Rose. "The passion these players have, when representing their countries in a game as physical and intense as hockey, is unmatched in any other Olympic event. One of the most compelling aspects of the game is the one-on-one matchups that occur. In this picture, we see Sidney Crosby of Canada deftly maneuvering the puck around Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden. Both Crosby and Lundqvist are marquee players in the NHL and the best in the world at their respective positions. This time Crosby got the better of Lundqvist, scoring a goal on the way to defeating Sweden 3-0 for the gold medal.”

Getty Images photographer Martin Rose is based in Hamburg, Germany.

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