SOCHI, Russia — A gold medal dangling from his neck and a big grin on his face, Jonathan Toews took a spin around the ice waving the Canadian flag.
It was moments after the Blackhawks captain had helped his country capture gold at the Winter Games, including scoring the first goal during a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the finale of the men's hockey tournament Sunday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
But Toews' Olympics business isn't quite over. He still has to find a spot for the latest addition to his impressive trophy collection.
Any place in mind to display his second gold medal?
"Not yet," Toews said with a smile. "I'll have to make some room."
Toews might want to clear some extra space. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time Stanley Cup winner - and he's only 25.
"These things just keep coming at you," Toews said. "You get these opportunities, and you just try and seize every one of them."
Toews' Canada and Hawks teammate Duncan Keith, 30, also has two golds and two Cups as they continue to cement their legacies. They also were key contributors during Canada's run to the gold in 2010 in Vancouver.
"I'm proud to play with great teammates and great teams, and I just want to keep going," Keith said. "These are all nice, and this is what we play for. We play for championships and Stanley Cups and gold medals. I definitely feel that we've got a lot of opportunity to win more."
Toews and Keith were able to share their latest accomplishment with Hawks teammate Patrick Sharp, who added a gold medal to his two Cups.
"It's pretty special," Sharp said. "It's an honor to wear the jersey, and to have a gold medal around my neck is pretty cool. It's something that doesn't come around very often. It's an opportunity you personally want to grab when given the opportunity. I'm thankful I got chosen to the team and really proud to be here."
The Canadians weren't the only Hawks to take home medals as Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger earned silvers as members of Team Sweden. That meant six of the 10 Hawks participating in the Games were heading home with medals.
Despite the outcome of Sunday's game, Hjalmarsson said he enjoyed his experience in Sochi.
"It's been a lot of fun, for sure," the defenseman said. "I don't know how they could have done a better job. The experience was real good for us as athletes. We've had a great time here, and everyone is excited to go back to North America and continue the league."
NHL play resumes Thursday night, with the Hawks facing the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Keith said he doesn't anticipate any trouble transitioning from the Olympics back to the NHL, even with the accelerated time frame.
"We're all professionals," Keith said. "We've all done this before. It's all part of the business, all part of doing our job and getting focused again."
Added Toews: "It's fun to win. And I think it's something that gives you a lot of energy to keep going. I'm excited to get back to Chicago with the guys and see everyone again. But one step at a time - we'll enjoy this one tonight as much as we can."