2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Day - 9

USA Wins Third Straight Sled Hockey Gold

Stunning moments from an epic finish to an instant classic.

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Trailing Canada 1-0 in the final minute of the Paralympic Winter Games sled hockey final, it looked like Team USA would have to settle for silver — a disappointing, if respectable, finish to the team's quest for a third consecutive gold. But Declan Farmer doesn't do respectable: he does heart-stopping. The 20-year-old forward found the back of the net with 37.8 seconds left to force overtime, then topped it off with a sudden-death game winner. The arena erupted, and Farmer entered Olympic lore. Relive the drama, and the emotion-packed celebration that followed the win, in pictures.

Border War Martin Rose/Getty Images Border War Pyeongchang marked the first time that the neighboring countries faced off for sled hockey gold since the sport was officially introduced at the 1994 Lillehammer Games. Rejected Martin Rose/Getty Images Rejected Team USA goalie Steve Cash stretches to deny Canada's Ben Delaney, one of his 11 saves on the day. Hi, Neighbor Buda Mendes/Getty Images Hi, Neighbor Canada's Tyler McGregor and USA's Rico Roman meet up along the boards. Refuse to Lose Buda Mendes/Getty Images Refuse to Lose Declan Farmer puts home USA's game-tying goal with 37.8 seconds to go. First-Timer Buda Mendes/Getty Images First-Timer Until Farmer's game-tying goal, the Canadian goalie had not allowed a goal all tournament. Golden God Buda Mendes/Getty Images Golden God Farmer rifles in the winning goal, giving USA its third consecutive Paralympic sled hockey title. Head of Class Buda Mendes/Getty Images Head of Class Playing in his second Winter Games, Farmer ― a 20-year-old Princeton student ― was named Most Valuable Player, finishing with a tournament-leading 11 goals and 17 points. Agony of Defeat Martin Rose/Getty Images Agony of Defeat Greg Wetslake can't hide the dejection from Canada's heart-breaking loss. For Jeff Buda Mendes/Getty Images For Jeff Team USA dedicated their tournament run to the memory of late coach Jeff Sauer, who died of pancreatic cancer a year ago after leading the team to Paralympic gold in both 2010 and 2014. Party in the USA Martin Rose/Getty Images Party in the USA The bigger the stakes, the bigger the drama, the bigger the celebration. Gold Standard Martin Rose/Getty Images Gold Standard The USA sled hockey team's dominance is unmatched in the sport, as they now boast four Paralympic gold medals. No other country has won more than once.
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