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Lillehammer ’94 : Penalty-Shot Finale In Photos / On Film (Complete Shootout Clip)

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  • IMAGE # 1 : Sweden’s PETER FORSBERG (21) scores his first goal of the shootout against Canada’s COREY HIRSCH (1)
  • IMAGE # 2 : Forsberg’s spectacular one-handed second goal
  • IMAGE # 3 : The Swedish postage stamp commemorating Forsberg’s gold medal-winner at the Lillehammer Games
  • IMAGE # 4 : Sweden goaltender TOMMY SALO (35) saves from Canada’s PAUL KARIYA (9) on the last shot in sudden-death


WH presents the dramatic penalty-shot shootout (in two parts) between CANADA and SWEDEN to settle the Gold Medal Match at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway :

The shooters for SWEDEN :

  • # 12 — Hakan LOOB ————- (33) – BK Farjestad Karlstad
  • #   8 — Magnus SVENSSON — (30) – IF Leksands
  • # 26 — Mats NASLUND ———- (34) – IF Malmo 
  • # 21 — Peter FORSBERG —— (20) – Mo Do Ornskoldsvik
  • # 11 — Roger HANSSON ——– (26) – IF Malmo

In order, Svensson and Forsberg handled the Swedish attempts in the sudden-death phase of the shootout.

The shooters for CANADA :

  • # 93 — Petr NEDVED — (38 goals for Vancouver Canucks in 92-93)
  • #   9 — Paul KARIYA — (college player of the year at Univ. of Maine)
  • # 10 — Dwayne NORRIS — (25 goals in 50 AHL games in 92-93)
  • # 22 — Greg PARKS — (IF Leksands of Sweden’s Elitserien)
  • # 12 — Greg JOHNSON — (three-time All-American at North Dakota Univ)

Nedved, and then Kariya, took Canada’s chances in sudden-death.

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Nilsson Netted Forsberg’s Inspiration


KENT NILSSON would become the first Swedish player in the history of the National Hockey League to surpass one hundred points for a season with his 49-goal, 82-assist (131 pts) campaign for the 1980-81 Calgary Flames.


At the spectacular sudden-death penalty-shot shootout which saw SWEDEN top CANADA in the Gold Medal Match at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, the shootout’s decisive goal-scorer, PETER FORSBERG, made a confession to the reporters in Lillehammer, Norway.

The 20-year-old former Philadelphia Flyers first round NHL draft pick revealed the source of inspiration for his one-handed goal which carried the Swedes to their first Olympic ice hockey championship :

Collecting the puck onsides at center ice, former NHL scoring star KENT NILSSON (10) is off to the races for host nation SWEDEN against the UNITED STATES at the 1989 IIHF World Championships. 

Bearing in on goal, the former Stanley Cup winner for the Edmonton Oilers gets U.S. goalie JOHN VANBIESBROUCK to bit on the fake to the forehand.

With the New York Rangers netminder already committed to stacking the pads, Nilsson pulls the puck back and, with one hand, gently deposits the disc behind Vanbiesbrouck into the American goal.

Sweden, all their goals having come in the final period of play, downed the United States 4-2 at the 1989 World Championships match in Stockholm.

Nilsson, who returned to the Swedish Elitserien in the fall of 1988 to join IF Djurgarden Stockholm following a season in Italy for HC Bolzano, finished with three goals and 11 assists at the ’89 WC and tied for tops in scoring with three other players on 14 points.

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Albertville ’92 : Shootout – Lindros / Puck On Line

18-year-old ERIC LINDROS finished tied for fourth place in scoring at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France, with 11 points (5 go 6 as) in eight games. Lindros had been drafted number one overall by the Quebec Nordiques of the National Hockey League, but chose to compete for Canada at the Olympics instead and sparked controversy.

18-year-old ERIC LINDROS finished tied for fourth place in scoring at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France, with 11 points (5 go 6 as) in eight games. Lindros had been drafted number one overall by the Quebec Nordiques of the National Hockey League, but chose to compete for Canada at the Olympics instead and sparked controversy.


The ice hockey competition was changed to a playoff-style, elimination format for medals from a quarterfinal stage onwards at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games at Albertville, France. Naturally, the very first round of knockout competition for medals at the Olympics necessitated a penalty shot shootout to determine a winner for one of the quarterfinal matches. CANADA and GERMANY made for ironic history-makers, however.

Canada had arrived at the quarterfinals top-seeded from Group B with four wins and one loss in the preliminary round-robin; Germany finished fourth out of six teams in Group A with a record of two wins and three losses.

Canada controlled play overall and outshot the Germans 36-21 for the contest but, critically, did have three goals disallowed by Finnish referee SEPPO MAKELA. In the third period, defenseman KEVIN DAHL’s deflected slapshot changes course a few times through the maze of players to intially put Canada ahead with six minutes to go in the game. But, Germany’s ERNST KOEPF of EC Koeln deflects a puck past Canada goalie SEAN BURKE to produce a 3-3 draw with 2:22 left.

On the heels of a ten-minute overtime period which sees the third apparent Canadian goal overturned it was off to a penalty shot shootout :

Shooters In Clip

  • 17 GER – Gerd TRUNTSCHKA — no goal
  • 16 CAN – Wally SCHREIBER — GOAL
  • 26 GER – Michael RUMRICH — GOAL
  •   9 CAN – Joe JUNEAU — no goal
  • 29 GER – Andreas BROCKMANN — GOAL

Of course, each team finished their guaranteed five shots with two goals apiece, JASON WOOLLEY’s shootout success not being shown on the clip presented.

So, sudden-death for the shootout was required. Unlike at soccer’s World Cup, players who had shot before were permitted to try again. ERIC LINDROS (88), who failed on his first attempt, made the most of his second against German goaltender HELMUT DE RAAF.

Needing a goal, Germany’s PETER DRAISAITL (20) sent a shot which somehow popped out the back of Burke’s pads. Bouncing on edge and rolling ever closer to the goal line, the puck flops and dies square on the goal line.

The whole puck having not crossed the goal line — no goal signals the referee Makela.

Canada advance to the semifinals; Germany are out.


“That was the most dramatic finish I have ever seen to an international match,” German forward GEORG HOLZMANN was quoted as saying in the New York Times.

“We might have won.”

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Very First Penalty Shot Shootout At Olympic Games


PAULIN BORDELEAU in the shirt of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks 


The penalty shot shootout initially appeared on stage at the Winter Olympic Games in 1988. Although the ‘medal round’ format was still in use where tie games were possible at Calgary, the consolation round provided a different set of circumstances. Once-and-done final placement matches had begun at Lake Placid in 1980 but had gone begging for a draw.

And so, eight years later, FRANCE and NORWAY obliged in the official game for 11th place with a wild 6-6 deadlock through three periods. The French had been up 5-1 with five minutes to go in the second period and let a 6-3 final frame advantage escape, as well. Ten minutes of overtime, in spite of a goal every five minutes on average through regulation play, produced nothing but the very first shootout in Olympic history.

In the shootout at the Father David Bauer Arena, France scored first through PAULIN BORDELEAU, a 35-year-old who had contested 183 games (33 go 56 as, 89 pts) in the National Hockey League for the Vancouver Canucks during the mid-1970s. The native of Rouyn-Noranda also played three seasons in the World Hockey Association for the Quebec Nordiques (235 ga, 101 go 76 as, 177 pts) before crossing the Atlantic to skate in Europe. Bordeleau spent eight years in France with HC Tours, HC Megeve and HC Mont-Blanc before retiring after the Olympics (6 ga, 2 go 2 as, 4 pts) to become a coach.

France added another goal from DEREK HAAS, a 32-year-old native Canadian who had competed in 30 World Hockey Association games (5 go 9 as, 14 pts) for the old Calgary Cowboys during the 1975-76 season. Haas, who played four seasons in the American Hockey League with the Springfield Indians (244 ga, 66 go 126 as, 192 pts), also had a season with West German Bundesliga club EC Koeln before embarking on a long career in France’s elite league.

Norway, meanwhile, failed on all four of their attempts, allowing the French to finish as notable 2-0 shootout winners as well as avoid a last place at the Calgary Games in 1988.

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Lillehammer ’94 : Forsberg’s Phenomenal Golden Goal



One of the most dramatic and pressure-packed goals in the annals of the ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics coincided with the Gold Medal Match between Canada and Sweden at the 1994 Lillehammer Games in Norway. 

After MAGNUS SVENSSON (8) scored on a blast for Sweden from the point on the power play with less than two minutes remaining, the game itself ended in a 2-2 draw. Ten minutes of overtime produced nothing and so a shootout was required to resolve matters. Even after five rounds of a shootout, which included a goal by the defenseman Svensson, the score still stood deadlocked.

And so in the seventh round up stepped Sweden’s PETER FORSBERG (21). The 20-year-old Mo Do Ornskoldsvik star, who had provided Svensson the drop pass for his tying-goal and also had already tallied in the shootout’s first round, promptly secured his name in the Olympic history books with a most spectacular and skillful one-handed goal that defies description :

Another “live” television broadcast view of Forsberg’s golden goal opposite Canadian netminder COREY HIRSCH, this interesting footage shot from behind the goal. 

Also including in this clip is the Canadian second round follow-up attempt from PAUL KARIYA, who had scored to put Canada ahead 2-1 in the third period of regulation play. Again from vantage point of behind the goal, the University of Maine All-America’s shot is turned away as Sweden goalie TOMMY SALO goes down early and stacks his pads :

Sweden celebrated the first Olympic gold medal in their country’s history with the triumph at Lillehammer in 1994 and, ultimately, Forsberg’s goal was commemorated with a Swedish postage stamp.

Technically, Forsberg’s historic shootout goal is not included in the former Philadelphia Fyers 1991 first round pick’s scoring totals in Norway. Forsberg, who had six assists in eight games at Lillehammer, scored his lone goal for the tournament in Sweden’s 7-1 round-robin victory over France.


Interesting to note with this year’s Olympics being held where they are that Canada’s Lillehammer ’94 goaltender COREY HIRSCH played 101 National Hockey League games between the 1995-96 and 1998-99 seasons for the Vancouver Canucks.

STEVE KARIYA, Paul’s brother and another University of Maine product, played 65 NHL games (9 go 18 as) for the Vancouver Canucks between 1999-2000 and 2001-02.

LEIF ROHLIN, a 1988 2nd round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks, was on the 1994 Lillehammer gold medal squad for Sweden. Rohlin later played two seasons for Vancouver in the NHL.

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Shootout At Nagano : Canada vs Czech Republic, Hasek vs Roy on CBC/You Tube

Czech Republic goalie DOMINIK HASEK looks back after saving from Canada's THEO FLEURY, who started the shootout session of the sensational semi-final at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan.

Czech Republic goalie DOMINIK HASEK looks back after saving from Canada's THEO FLEURY, who started the shootout session of the sensational semi-final at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan.


For extreme viewing enjoyment, a 10 minute 41 second clip of the entire shootout from the 1998 Olympic ice hockey semi-final matching CANADA and the CZECH REPUBLIC.

“Canada vs Czech Republic Shootout (Feb 20, 1998)”

This footage from the game broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company contains such intricate events as the coaching staffs for the two teams, led by MARC CRAWFORD of Canada and the late IVAN HLINKA of the Czech Republic, pondering and preparing the the official list of players to be involved in the shootout as well as the coin toss involving long-time National Hockey League referee BILL MCCREARY and the two captains, the Philadelphia Flyers’ ERIC LINDROS of Canada and one-time Boston Bruin VLADIMIR RUZICKA of the Czech Republic.

Also interesting are the shots of Canada’s WAYNE GRETZKY on the bench before and during the shootout. Nagano marked the only appearance at the Winter Olympics for the Great One. The aging Gretzky, who won three Canada Cups on the international stage and grabbed a bronze at the 1982 IIHF World Championships in Finland, ultimately left Japan without an Olympic medal.

Gretzky, who scored 23 goals (with 67 assists) in 82 games for the New York Rangers during the 1997-98 season, was not among the skaters selected by Canada for the shootout.



Goals – CZE Slegr (Patera) 49:46, CAN Linden (Lindros) 58:57

Penalties – CZE Bernaek 5:33, CZE Svoboda 17:39, CAN Linden 37:25

Shots on Goal — 28 CZE (5-14-8-1) – 25 CAN (3-11-6-5)

Referee – McCreary (Canada)

Linesmen – Collins (United States), Rautavuori (Finland)




  • # 39 — Czech Republic — Dominik HASEK
  • # 33 — Canada — Patrick ROY


  • # 74 – Canada — Theo FLEURY — saved
  • # 21 – Czech Republic — Robert REICHEL — GOAL
  • # 77 – Canada — Ray BOURQUE — saved
  • # 26 – Czech Republic — Martin RUCINSKY — saved
  • # 25 – Canada — Joe NIEUWENDYK — saved
  • # 10 – Czech Republic — Pavel PATERA — saved
  • # 88 – Canada — Eric LINDROS — saved off post
  • # 68 – Czech Republic — Jaromir JAGR — hit post
  • # 14 – Canada — Brendan SHANAHAN — saved


Hasek’s most dramatic save has to be from Lindros in the fourth round. The Flyers’ captain, with a full head of steam, makes a move to his backhand and appears to have caught Hasek leaning a bit the wrong way with Canada running out of chances in the shootout round. Hasek, however, is able to get his goalstick down in the nick of time to just steer Lindros’ shot safely off the goalpost.

Oddly enough, the Canadian captain is followed in the fourth round by the Czech Republic’s JAROMIR JAGR, another star skating in the National Hockey League for a Pennsylvania club at that time. The Pittsburgh Penquin also catches iron, though # 68 clanks the post straight off his forehand wrist shot.

ROBERT REICHEL, the sole shooter to find the back of the net, scored 252 goals in 830 games for the Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes and Toronto Maple Leafs in 11 National Hockey League seasons.

Reichel, 38, is still active in the Czech elite league for HC Litvinov, his hometown club.


Dominik HASEK posted a 2.09 goals-against-average with 13 shutouts in 72 games for the Buffalo Sabres during the 1997-98 National Hockey League season.

The goal-scoring record that 1997-98 NHL season for Canada’s shooters:

  • 27 goals, 82 games — Theo FLEURY — Calgary Flames
  • 13 goals, 82 games — Ray BOURQUE — Boston Bruins
  • 39 goals, 73 games — Joe NIEUWENDYK — Dallas Stars
  • 30 goals, 63 games — Eric LINDROS — Philadelphia Flyers
  • 28 goals, 75 games — Brendan SHANAHAN — Detroit Red Wings

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