Sidney Crosby's entire year was defined by a split second at the end of February.
In the time it took the superstar forward to deftly corral Jarome Iginla's pass and beat Ryan Miller between the legs, Crosby put an exclamation mark on the Vancouver Olympics and secured a spot in Canadian hockey lore. Not only did his overtime goal against the Americans clinch the men's hockey gold medal for Canada, it sent the entire country into a jubilant frenzy on the final day of the Games.
And all in the blink of an eye.
The golden goal had such an impact that it has earned Crosby the Lionel Conacher Award as The Canadian Press male athlete of the year for the third time in four years.