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By Zane Miller

On Sunday, February 28th, 1988, the Soviet Union defeated Finland by two points in the final standings to win the 16th gold medal in Olympic men’s ice hockey history. It was the seventh gold medal for the Soviet Union in Olympic men’s ice hockey. Finland took the silver medal with seven points in the standings, claiming their first silver medal in Olympic men’s ice hockey. Sweden defeated Canada by one point in the standings, grabbing their fourth bronze medal in Olympic men’s ice hockey.

The tournament was held in Canada, with Calgary as the host city. Serge Boisvert of Canada scored the most goals during the tournament with seven. Jarmo Myllys of Finland led goaltenders in save percentage at .928.

1988 Final Standings

1. Soviet Union (5-0, 1.000) (Gold)

2. Finland (3-1-1, .750) (Silver)

3. Sweden (2-0-3, 1.000) (Bronze)

4. Canada (3-1-1, .750)

5. West Germany (4-1, .800)

6. Czechoslovakia (3-2, .600)

7. United States (2-3, .400)

8. Switzerland (3-2, .600)

9. Austria (0-4-1, .000)

10. Poland (0-4-1, .000)

11. France (1-4, .200)

12. Norway (0-4-1, .000)

Game Results

Medalists final game starting lineups

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