Heartbreaking thriller won't be forgotten 

March, 1, 2010

SOMEWHERE OVER NORTH AMERICA -- That was a hockey game, my friends. It's funny: We didn't need one fight to make it a great game. On both sides, these guys battled hard from whistle-to-whistle. There were one-on-one confrontations all over the ice. Former teammates, current teammates and friends went nose-to-nose in a desperate struggle for gold.

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E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.