THE U.S. WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM WON A GOLD MEDAL LAST NIGHT!

The United States erased the horrors of past Olympics with a 3-2 shootout win against Canada to capture the women’s hockey gold medal.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson pulled off an incredible deke in the sixth round, while Maddie Rooney closed the door on Meghan Agosta as the U.S. won gold for the first time since the ’98 Nagano Games.

Trailing 2-1 in the third period, Monique Lamoureux-Morando converted a breakaway to knot the score 2-2 to force the 20-minute overtime period that preceded the prolonged shootout. Kelly Pannek took advantage of a poor Canadian line change and found No. 7 waiting at the opposition’s blue line.

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The U.S. first got on the board when Hilary Knight scored her second goal of the tournament at 19:35 of the first period. Knight redirected Sidney Morin’s shot to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead on its third power play of the first 20 minutes.

“I wouldn’t take away my experience from the last two silver medals,” Knight said. “Obviously losing isn’t a great feeling, but it’s just something so special about this group and to be able to win a gold at the end of this tournament is incredible.”

THEY COULDN’T BE HAPPIER!

“It gives me the chills,” Kendall Coyne told the IIHF. “It’s unbelievable. A lot of us are here because of the ‘98 team. We were inspired by their victory. So hopefully there’s a ton of girls that pick up hockey in the United States and all over the world. This was a tremendous win, and the future generations are really going to soar from it as well.” – NBC


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