For Team Canada, this was not the climax of their Olympic narrative. No, that came in the semifinal against Team USA, a 1-0 nail-biter that was a bounce away from going to overtime. This was just the denouement, with every storyline coming to a satisfying conclusion.
Sidney Crosby’s scoring struggles? Resolved. Carey Price in net over 2010 gold medal winner Roberto Luongo? Resolved. Chris Kunitz being anywhere near this team? Resolved. Most importantly, the tired storyline of whether Canada could win gold on the big ice was finally, thankfully resolved.
Also the storyline of whether I could get up early enough to watch this game. That was resolved when I watched this game.