U.S. beats Canada for gold in women's hockey game

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The United States has beaten Canada in a shootout to win their first Olympic gold since 1998 in women's hockey.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round of the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic women's hockey history on Thursday to give the United States the gold medal with a 3-2 victory.

Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta on her second try of the shootout to clinch it. Rooney stopped 29 shots in regulation and the 20-minute overtime. Shannon Szabados made 39 saves for Canada, which had won four straight Olympic gold medals.

It was 2-2 after three periods and 2-2 through five shooters in the tie-breaker.

It was the second straight overtime in the gold medal game for these two teams, but the first shootout in Olympic women's hockey history.


The women's gold medal hockey game between Canada and the United States is headed to a shootout at the Pyeongchang Games.

The score was tied 2-all at the end of regulation and after 20 minutes of overtime Thursday.

Canada is going for its fifth straight Olympic gold medal in women's hockey. The Americans are trying to win their first since 1998.


The women's gold medal hockey game between the United States and Canada is heading into overtime at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The score was tied 2-all at the end of regulation. Twenty minutes of overtime will be added to the game. If it's still tied after that, there will be a shootout.

Canada was up 2-1 until Monique Lamoreux-Morando tied it for the Americans with just over six minutes left Thursday.

Canada is going for its fifth straight Olympic gold medal in women's hockey. The Americans are trying to win their first since 1998.

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It's tied 2-all late in the third period of the women's hockey gold medal game between the United States and Canada at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Monique Lamoreux-Morando tied it for the Americans with just over six minutes left Thursday.

Canada is going for its fifth straight Olympic gold medal in women's hockey. The Americans are trying to win their first since 1998.


Canada is 20 minutes away from winning their fifth consecutive gold medal in Olympic women's hockey.

The Canadians have a 2-1 lead over the United States through two periods of the gold medal match Thursday.

Hilary Knight scored late in the first to give the Americans the lead. But Haley Irwin deflected a shot past U.S. goalie Maddie Rooney two minutes into the second. And then Marie-Philip Poulin gave the four-time defending gold medalists the lead on a pass from Meghan Agosta about five minutes later.

Poulin scored the only two goals in the gold medal game against the U.S. in 2010. In Sochi, she tied the game in the last minute of regulation and then added the game-winner in overtime against the U.S.


The Americans lead Canada 1-0 after the first period of the women's gold medal hockey game at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Hilary Knight redirected a shot from Sidney Morin with 25.4 seconds left in the period as the Americans finally converted their third power-play opportunity.

Until then, the Canadians used their size to control the pace of play to keep U.S. goalie Maddie Rooney very busy. Even when the Americans had the advantage, Canada made it tough for them to even get past the blue line into the offensive zone let alone put shots on goalie Shannon Szabados.

Knight tipped the puck between Szabados' pads for the goal, giving the American women's hockey team a reason to celebrate as they look to end a 20-year gold medal drought in the Olympics.

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The United States is going with Maddie Rooney in goal for the gold medal game in women's hockey at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 20-year-old Rooney went 4-0-2 for the Americans during their pre-Olympic exhibition tour, and she was in net for a 2-1 loss to the Canadians to wrap up pool play.

Canada has put Shannon Szabados in net. The veteran was in net in 2014 at Sochi when the Canadians took home their fourth consecutive gold medal.

The Americans are trying to snap a 20-year drought without a gold medal in women's hockey. They last won when the sport debuted in 1998 at Nagano.

The Canadians have won every gold medal since, not dropping even a single Olympic game since 1998.


The Americans are back for another chance at the Olympic gold medal that has eluded them since women's hockey debuted in 1998 at Nagano.

They will play archrival Canada, four years after the Canadians rallied from two goals down to shock the Americans in the gold-medal game in Sochi.

Also Thursday, three gold medals will be decided in the final session of short-track speedskating.

Medals will be award in the men's 500 meters, the women's 1,000 and the men's 5,000 relay. South Korea has won three of the five gold medals decided so far in this sport.

And the women's snowboarding Big Air final will be held, pushed forward a day because of predicted bad weather Friday. The U.S. has four athletes competing in this event including slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson and 17-year-old Hailey Langland, who has won this event at the X Games.



 
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