Thursday, 22 February 2018

Team USA breaks Canada's streak to win women's hockey gold medal in thrilling shootout.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The curse is broken. The gold is finally back in America.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal in a shootout to complete an inspired and thrilling 3-2 comeback and give Team USA its first Olympic championship in 20 years.

The game was nearly a mirror image of four years ago, when the Canadians tied the game at 2 late in the third period and then won it in overtime. That loss in Sochi crushed the Americans, and they made it an obsession to get revenge here in South Korea.

For most of the third period, it looked like the long wait would go on. Only a breakaway goal by Monique Lamoureux-Morando with 6:21 to play gave the U.S. team new life.

By Eric Adelson.

Full story at Yahoo News.