Canada's women beat U.S. 3-2 in OT thriller to win gold

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada has won its fourth straight Olympic gold medal in women's hockey — and it happened in dramatic fashion.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored in overtime to beat the Americans 3-2 in a thrilling championship final.

Poulin also scored with 55 seconds left in the third period to send the game to overtime.

Brianne Jenner scored Canada's first goal at 16:34 of the third.

U.S. captain Meghan Duggan scored in the second period and Alex Carpenter added a power-play goal in the third at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

Shannon Szabados made 27 saves in the Canadian net while Jessie Vetter stopped 28 shots for the U.S.

With the same two goaltenders in the nets, the Canadians beat the U.S. 2-0 four years ago in Vancouver.

The Swiss defeated Sweden 4-3 earlier for Switzerland's first Olympic medal in women's hockey.

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  1. Leo posted on 02/20/2014 03:40 PM
    As usual, with our backs to the wall, with a little less than 4 minutes left to play, down by 2 goals, getting the first penalty in OT, not being awarded a penalty shot for taking down a breakaway chance, we never quit, this is how we roll, we get the job done! This is the best hockey team in Canada since the '72 team.

    Congrats ladies, you've made Canada proud once again!
    Leo
  2. Audrey posted on 02/20/2014 03:50 PM
    YAHOO
  3. Joe posted on 02/21/2014 09:36 AM
    Congratulations to the team and all the other Canadian athletes win or lose that they are doing their best to represent Canada.
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