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Canada rallies, stuns U.S. in OT to win women’s hockey gold

Feb 20, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Women AP

In women’s hockey, there is no bigger prize than Olympic gold medals.

On Thursday, the U.S. was fewer than five minutes from achieving the ultimate prize, before Canada stormed back with two late goals to send the contest to sudden death overtime, where Marie-Philip Poulin scored the goal that brought gold medals to Canada.

For Canada, it’s their fourth consecutive gold medals in women’s Olympic hockey.

VIDEO: Watch the shot that hit the post

For the U.S., it is their second straight silver medals.

The Canadians pulled within 2-1 when Brianne Jenner scored with less than four minutes to go in regulation. A short time later, they opted to pull goalie Shannon Szabados from the net – only to have an American shot fired from deep within their zone toward the open goal.

The puck hit the left post. Canada was still alive.

And with 55 seconds remaining in regulation, they pulled even as Poulin – who scored both goals in the Canadians’ 2-0 gold medal win over the U.S. four years ago in Vancouver – lit the lamp.

The game then went to overtime, which featured a series of penalties that left the Canadians with an eventual 5-on-3 advantage. At the 8:10 mark, Poulin struck again and zipped a quick shot into the net.

The heroine of Vancouver became the heroine of Sochi.

MORE: Watch the FULL REPLAY of today’s U.S.-Canada women’s hockey gold medal game

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Team USA’s Anna Schleper (15) skates off the ice after Canada’s gold-medal winning goal in OT. Photo: AP.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY – GOLD MEDAL GAME
CANADA 3, UNITED STATES 2 (OT)

Scoring Summary
Second Period
USA – Meghan Duggan (Jocelyne Lamoureux), 11:57 – USA 1-0

Third Period
USA – Alex Carpenter (Hilary Knight, Kelli Stack), 2:01 – USA 2-0
CAN – Brianne Jenner (Meaghan Mikkelson, Jocelyne Larocque), 16:34 – USA 2-1
CAN – Marie-Philip Poulin (Rebecca Johnston, Haley Irwin), 19:05 – TIE 2-2

Overtime
CAN – Poulin (Laura Fortino), 8:10 – CAN 3-2

Goaltenders
CAN – Shannon Szabados, 27 saves on 29 shots
USA – Jessie Vetter, 28 saves on 31 shots

  1. jcmeyer10 - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Man this one is going to sting for a long time. Just so tough with Olympics because it’s another 4 years for another shot.

    This might be the last rodeo for some. Hats off for the effort, hope they don’t hang their heads too long.

    • c9castine - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      this game was ruined by the referees. giving canada a 5-3 or any team a 5-3 in a championship game can never happen, especially when you call a cross check on a player who literally did nothing but trip over the girl she was trying to get around.

      the calls at the end of the game were, all 3 of them, just a complete joke. it was as if they were directed to find a way to end the game.

      • sunderlanding - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:57 PM

        Nothing worse than blamming the refs. Both teams had a power play in overtime, and if your penalty kill can’t get the job done you don’t deserve to get the gold. Not to mention the US had their chance to clamp down on a 2-0 lead with four minutes to go. It was a fair game.

      • c9castine - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:02 PM

        what did i blame the refs for? they ruined a good hockey game that should have been decided without phantom penalty calls. the canadians shouldn’t have been penalized and neither should the US. when did the US have a power play????? oh you mean that 5 seconds?

        learn how to read. i said there shouldn’t have been ANY penalties called in overtime just like there were none called at the end of regulation.

      • sunderlanding - Feb 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

        Did you not read your post? It seems clear you blamed them for ruining the game, or maybe you didn’t get that far in school.

      • canadawins - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:11 PM

        The same referees that almost cost us a goal when they got in the way of Ward? The same referees that put us down first in overtime? The same referees that didn’t call a penalty shot on an OBVIOUS breakaway?

        Don’t blame the refs. They were equally terrible for both teams. Canadian coach apologized for the refs to the amercian ones right after the game. both coaches knew how bad the officiating was.

      • c9castine - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:16 PM

        you guys really need to learn how to read. until you learn how to read and comprehend simple sentences, i can’t converse with you.

      • jamr212 - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:19 PM

        You have to let the teams play hard in the final. The slashing call against the US was absolutely terrible. They play like that the entire game and don’t get called for it until the OT.

      • c9castine - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:32 PM

        thats what I’m saying. to me the cross check was way worse. Knight did nothing but get tripped up trying to skate around the canadian player to get to the puck. if they would have called tripping, it would have been a bad call…but at least thats what happened. both players tripped. both teams got away with a lot of stuff in the final 10 minutes of the 3rd period. thats the way it should have been because it never got out of control.

        and then all of the sudden you want to call a phantom penalty on canada, a really weak even up slash on the U.S. and then possibly the worst call i have ever seen in my life to lead a 5-4 into a 5-3 for team canada.

      • rbbbaron - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:36 PM

        “The same referees that almost cost us a goal when they got in the way of Ward?” Yes, and thankfully it didn’t go in because that would’ve been a crummy way to have a great game end. Emphasis on “would’ve”
        “The same referees that put us down first in overtime?” Yes, for a heavy hit up high to a vulnerable player, a call that most impartial viewers could understand.
        “The same referees that didn’t call a penalty shot on an OBVIOUS breakaway?” Yes, the breakaway which probably would’ve never happened had they not made a HORRENDOUS slashing call just prior to that play. It seems like the officials realized how bad that call was when they decided to award the man-advantage rather than a penalty shot, but this effort to (over)compensate ended up resulting in the game-winning goal anyways.

        There were bad calls both ways (and non-calls, in the case of the hit from behind on the American blueliner in the waning minutes of regulation), but towards the end of the game the US undoubtedly came out with the short end of the stick on those. It’s a shame that the officiating had to play such a pivotal role in the outcome of an otherwise awesome game.

      • elrock7 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        listen c9castine, genious, when a player is chasing someone who is on a breakaway, and trips them, purposely or not, it IS a penalty or penalty shot, PERIOD!

    • mfgendron - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:55 PM

      This was a total disgrace. With 56 secs left in the game….USA allows for Kanata to tie it up. The Americans were too busy looking at the clock then defending the 2 to 0 score. American women deserve to lose….it is a true embarrassment.

    • leeschoes - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      for those saying it was a 5 on 3, have a look at the rules. OT is 4 on 4. if you have 2 penalties they do not run at the same time. they do not allow you to play 4 on 2 and rightly so. so when one penalty expires the other starts.

      all in all a great game, and a great show of will by the canadians, perhaps they have that extra gear that K Dineen kept calling for in the first 2 periods.

      well done to both teams and the best news is that womens hockey will be in all future winter olympics.

  2. bucrightoff - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    The US commited sports cardinal sin: They stopped playing to win. Obviously the better team for 57 minutes, but once they went into a defensive shell they gave Canada life.

    Shannon Szabados was incredible though and kept Canada within striking distance. Here’s hoping tomorrow can be as good.

    • nobandwagoners - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      Canadian fan here, hence I was rooting for Canada (watching online at work with the volume turned way down low).

      I agree, I thought that the US was the more consistent, dangerous team throughout the game and turned away from that when trying to protect the lead and, I dare say, perhaps celebrating a little too soon. Could you imagine if that empty net shot had gone in after the linesman (“lineswoman”?) got in the way at the US blue line? Glad it didn’t end on that note.

      Another chapter of a great rivalry. I suspect though, that unless Canada finds some new blood (or the new blood there matures a bit more), that the US will take over as the undisputed top dog. The US women have been winning most everything else of late, including against Canada, but at least in this Olympics, Canada managed to pull off the Gold in a gutsy, never-say-die effort.

      • nhstateline - Feb 21, 2014 at 8:24 AM

        The Canadian women did what it took to win, the American women tried not to lose. Same as what happened in the consolation game when the Sweden backed off against the Swiss. Canada showed desire, heart, courage and daring when it mattered. The more deserving team won. Congratulations.

  3. villi5ed - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Sad, sad story for the American women — especially given the age-old bad feeling between these two teams. They will take this loss, and the manner in which it took place, to their graves.

  4. cambannedloinstache - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Exhilarating finish – I thought the Americans played better for most of the game but they collapsed in on themselves at the end. Although that first minute of OT… thought Canada was toast for sure.

    That said I read a comment on /r/hockey that I strongly agree with:
    “I’m all for gender equality, but I think the IIHF should put the most competent officials they have to work a gold medal game. The ref clearly didn’t know what she was doing, and looked unconfident. Shameful.”

    The reffing was bush league (for both sides) plain and simple.

    • shortsxit34 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      I also have to question why they go with the 3-man (one ref) system in women’s hockey. I understand that the game is slower, but that doesn’t mean the referee has eyes in the back of her head.

  5. withseidelinn - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    YUP. SAME OUTCOME TOMORROW.

    • skr213 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      Your arrogance sounds almost American. For shame.

  6. rpiotr01 - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Incredible choke job by the US women. No other way to put it. Chew on this one for the rest of your days, ladies.

    • imleftcoast - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      Said the guy who can’t get a date or a job and lives in his mom’s basement.

      • kaptaanamerica - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:12 PM

        said the guy who believes Canada’s men’s team should have blown out Latvia, typical of many smug, rude Canadians who hate on Americans.

      • imleftcoast - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:28 PM

        said the guy who thought Canada has somehow failed even after advancing. I admire Latvia, good game plan and great goaltending performance. But the shots were 57-16. It wasn’t as close as the score made it seem.

    • kaptaanamerica - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      said the guy who thinks i said Canada failed, but when in reality i only warned Canada they could lose IF they didn’t play their lines based on merit and performance instead of reputation (ie: crosby’s line) in the Latvia game… and that if they don’t play the lines that deserve ice time against the Americans then they may get smoked…

    • skr213 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:51 PM

      Why the hate for an amateur team of ladies doing what they love? Your world must be a dark place to live.

      • rpiotr01 - Feb 20, 2014 at 9:51 PM

        Sir, it’s not hate at all. I’m just trying to be honest, and I’m saying the same thing about them that I’d say if the men’s team did the same. They play as hard as anyone, why sugarcoat things? Not that my opinion counts for anything in the first place. All credit to the Canadian team for rallying and storming back, all credit to the US team for being magnanimous in gut wrenching defeat, but no question they spit the bit as bad as anyone has.

  7. willrad00 - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Why does the Womens only use a one referee system, especially on the big ice? I would of thought they’d at least go two reffs and a linesman like in high school if they dont want to go two of both.

    • canadawins - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      Referee here.

      The real issue with any two-referee system (either 2 refs and 1 line, or two refs and two lines) is the lack of consistency. With a single ref, you have one person’s judgement to worry about. Because as we all know, the rules are very diverse, and what one ref might call, another might let go or vice versa. And ultimately, it’s this major issue that held back the 4-man system for so long.

      Take a look at, what is in my opinion the most well-reffed game in history: the men’s 2002 Olympic final. USA vs. Canada, and the American team SPECIFICALLY requested Bill McCreary (a Canadian) to ref the game. They chose him because even though he was Canadian, his judgement and fairness was superior to all referees in the world at the time. Now imagine that game if they had another ref. Maybe there’s a call McCreary intentionally let go that this ref would have called. Imagine how inconsistent the reffing would have felt then.

      Now I am not defending the women that reffed this game, (because they were atrocious) but the referee was consistent….ly bad. Yes she was bad, but consistent. The game was fair to both sides. Her calls were NOT always fair, nor their actions (see linesman getting in Ward’s way, that slashing call, that cross-check call etc.) But they did not favour either side.

      So women’s hockey is not in need of another terrible ref to join that terrible crew, they need GOOD officials to REPLACE that terrible crew. A single good referee would have made a much bigger difference than another terrible one. A.K.A. American and Canadian refs, who are far superior to the rest of the world in everything hockey. As demonstrated by the game today.

  8. jpelle82 - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    who cares………

  9. muckleflugga - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    and the universe is unfolding as it should …

    may peace forever be our lot
    and plenty a store abound
    and may those ties of love be ours
    which discord cannot sever
    and flourish green for freedom’s home

    the Maple Leaf Forever

    • imleftcoast - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      The sun shone out of our behinds today. The luck was on one side.

    • mfgendron - Feb 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM

      Maple leaf forever? Leaves fall from trees and they rot or can be burned. Your 2 boat military can be wiped out by our SALVATION ARMY in less than 10 minutes. You should be so lucky to live next door to the USA and start working on your country which is falling apart in Quebec.

      • dueman - Feb 20, 2014 at 8:24 PM

        You’re a mature one, aren’t ya….

      • Dimitrios - Feb 21, 2014 at 12:38 AM

        “The American eagle never attacks anything larger than itself, eats carrion, and is rapidly becoming extinct, but what does that matter. A symbol means what you mean it to mean, no more and no less.” – Robert A. Heinlein

        (That’s the gist of it. I can’t look it up right now to be letter perfect.)

        Oh, and you are 2 for 0 at invading Canada. (1775 & 1812)

      • thintheherd1970 - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:37 AM

        mfgendron – Feb 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM
        Maple leaf forever? Leaves fall from trees and they rot or can be burned. Your 2 boat military can be wiped out by our SALVATION ARMY in less than 10 minutes. You should be so lucky to live next door to the USA and start working on your country which is falling apart in Quebec.

        We don’t try to fix Quebec because only Quebec cares about Quebec and they don’t listen to anyone but themselves, kind of like the Americans. You can have them, they are more like you people anyway. Pushy, obnoxious, arrogant and self serving.

        Our country is doing just fine. Yours however, not so much. Cities going into bankruptcy, entire neighborhoods being deserted because everyone is losing their job and can’t afford their homes, crime at an all time high, illegals sneaking in and running around unfettered, the government fighting with each other like preschoolers in the sandbox…….Lucky to live beside you? I think not. We are sometimes mistaken by other countries for being like you just because of our geographical closeness. I don’t think that’s a good thing at all. I really don’t think the Sally Ann would wipe us out in 10 minutes….they are “Gods Army” and don’t have weapons. What a silly thing to say…..and we don’t need more than 2 boats because we don’t have people plotting to kill us. We haven’t offended anyone that badly, unlike our neighbors to the South.

  10. notmrknowitall - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    except it wasn’t a 5 on 3. Don’t let the facts get in the way though.

    • tsi431 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:07 PM

      Actually is was 5 on 3. At least in the books. The Canadian penalty was up 1 second before the score occurred. Watch the video, it clearly shows 2PP which is 5 on 3.

      • groess - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:09 PM

        It was a 5 second 5 on 3, the Canadian girl coming out of the penalty box didn’t even make it into the play, so yeah, technically it was a 5 on 3…but c’mon, call it what it really was, a 1 man advantage.

      • gadoms - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:58 PM

        How is it 5 on 3? There are only 4 players in OT? It should have been 3 on 2 until 11:51. At 11:50 the goal was scored. However, the US had 3 on the ice, and Canada had 4. So each team had and extra player on the ice. THIS SHOULD BE REVIEWED

      • mfgendron - Feb 20, 2014 at 8:06 PM

        exactly…5 on 3. Russian fix.

  11. rockthered1286 - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    I’m not blaming he refs because the women should have closed it out in regulation but that slashing call while trying to stuff the puck home? Most asinine penalty I saw called all game.

    • rbbbaron - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM

      And to think if that hadn’t been called, there probably would’ve been no breakaway a minute later…we know what happened after that.

    • cambannedloinstache - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM

      It wasn’t a great call but the US was warned earlier in the game that the next hack at the Canadian goalie would be a penalty. To risk that action in OT when you have a PP yourself (making the refs more likely to make a call against you) is simply a poor decision.

    • elrock7 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:40 PM

      Maybe a bad call, but a Canadian player gets cross checked from behind,behind USA net, crumples to the ice and no call.

      People can gripe about the refs in almost every single game in every single sport, it is what it is, the Canadians never quit and the Americans couldn’t close the deal.

    • hawkeedawg - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:11 PM

      The call was legit, Lamourioux (SP?) was warned earlier in the game that if she did that again, she would get a penalty. She did it, got called for it.

  12. pavelfitzgerald - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Not sure where the smug, rude Canadian comments come from. I’ve heard that a few times on here from American commentators. It would be easy to say “that’s an American being a rude, cocky, arrogant American” but I won’t say that as over generalization’s are always a bad thing.

    Newsflash – there are douchebags & a-holes everywhere, Canadian, American, Finnish, Swedish, etc. so don’t paint everyone with the same brush.

    The fact of the matter is if you have a 2 goal lead, in a Gold Medal game, with under 4 minutes left to play & you lose, you chocked. There’s nothing Nationalistic about it, that’s just what it is. Having said that American’s shouldn’t be upset over this (disappointed, yes) as it shows how far their Women’s Hockey Program has come & as another astute poster wrote early, they have recently been beating Canada in many other women’s platforms. Hold your head up high, there is nothing wrong with silver.

    I am looking forward to tomorrow’s battle & will be cheering on the winner in the finals even if it is Murrr-i-ka

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      Excellent post. Try not to pay attention to that unfunny court jester.

    • imleftcoast - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      I don’t think anyone chocked. The first goal deflected in off an American player. A shot from the US blue line went off the post, and that would have ended the game.

      The smug, rude comments are from people who obviously haven’t played the game. A bounce or a call can change the momentum. You can Google me, I played three games of Junior B.

  13. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    GO CANADA GO!!! What a great game!!!

    Don’t fret too much US fans. Being a Leaf fan I know far too well how the sting of a 3rd period meltdown like that feels. Silver medal is nothing to be ashamed of though. Be proud of your girls for playing their hearts out too.

  14. dt58 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    OT in Olympics is 4 on 4 so having 5 skaters on the ice is impossible.

    • shortsxit34 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      Wrong. If one team has two penalties, the other team puts out a 5th player rather than the offending team going down to 2. Two men short in OT is 5-3, not 4-2..

    • elrock7 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      NOT impossible, USA is short handed to make it 4 on 3, they take another penalty. It cant be 4 on 2 so it becomes a 5 on 3. That is a universal OT rule

  15. chunkala - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    How do you lose this one?
    I would hope that the USA ladies quit the sport and USA choosing to stop fielding a team now.
    They had the game won and absolutely blew it. Would have been better off losing 4-0.

    • Dimitrios - Feb 21, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      Have you ever played anything besides Oracle?

      Both teams had a chance to win gold instead or silver, and the difference was a single overtime sudden death goal. I doubt whether anyone posting here is second best in the world at anything.

  16. lidstrom5 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Canada did not score the winner on a 5 on 3 it was a 4 on 3 .

    • mfgendron - Feb 20, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      Dude, it was 5 on 3……watch the game in replay.

      • lidstrom5 - Feb 20, 2014 at 9:44 PM

        posted by tsn the following states ……
        In overtime, Canadian defender Catherine Ward was serving a cross-checking minor and American forward Jocelyne Lamoureux a slashing minor when Canada’s Hayley Wickenheiser took off on a breakaway.

        She was hauled down by Hilary Knight and Poulin scored on the ensuing four-on-three.
        Marie-Philip Poulin scored the winner on a power play at 8:10 of overtime for her second of the game.

      • lidstrom5 - Feb 20, 2014 at 9:46 PM

        it wasnt a 5 on 3 they decided they can not play a 3 on 2 so they went with 4 on 3

      • lidstrom5 - Feb 20, 2014 at 9:48 PM

        ahhh now i got to watch it again

      • lidstrom5 - Feb 20, 2014 at 9:55 PM

        4 on 3 power play goal it entered the net at 11:50 of ot if you dont believe me here is the full game web cast you can fast forward it

        http://olympics.cbc.ca/videos/live/video/women-hockey-gold-medal-game-webcast-35906.html

      • pensfan200 - Feb 21, 2014 at 1:16 AM

        It was a 5 on 3 goal technically. Ward’s penalty ended with 11:51 remaining, so it was a one second 5 on 3 before CAN scored the winner. Obviously not enough time for the 5 on 3 to get set up though.

  17. skr213 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Man, some of these comments are just flat out Dbaggery. It’s one thing to hate on a team of pros making millions, but why hate on an amateur team of people doing something they love who just lost in a devastating way? Did the US team play dirty? No. Did they kick your dog on the way to the rink? Doubt it. I just don’t understand the hate in this situation.

    • dueman - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM

      I’ve read every comment, and although there are a few immature comments for sure ( from both sides of the fence ), I haven’t read any hateful comments…suck it up already. It was a good game, probably better from a Canadian point of view, but still a good game.

      • skr213 - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:27 PM

        “I hope these ladies quit the sport” – that’s not “hateful” to you?
        “Chew on this one for the rest of your days, laides” – not over the top?
        Again, we’re talking about AMATEURS just doing what they love. Why would someone have any sort of contempt for them? Celebrating the Canadian victory is great – my congratulations to them – but that’s not what I’m talking about here.

      • dueman - Feb 20, 2014 at 8:47 PM

        Obviously we have different definitions of the word hate. I do however have a problem with you assuming that these “hate” comments are all from Canadians….”Celebrating the Canadian victory is great – my congratulations to them – but that’s not what I’m talking about here” – First off, you have no idea who, or where these people posting are from, and second, you are giving them exactly what they want, which is attention. The only thing that you do know about them is that they are just immature little douche bags. Don’t fall into their immature little games….just ignore them. Good luck tomorrow!

    • jasminedonut - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      because they were an arrogant team that got what was coming to them, failure!

      • skr213 - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:28 PM

        At what point were the American ladies arrogant??? In every interview they went out of their way to give props to the Canadians and the other teams they beat.

    • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Feb 20, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      I tried to make a friendly good-willed post, but got ravenously thumbs down for it… oh well… Grumpy losers are grumpy.

      Some people don’t seem to “get” sports and take them way too seriously. They act like if the team they cheer for wins, it adds inches to their manhood. We’re rooting for athletes who worked their butts off to make their teams and get to the Olympics and they played their hearts out today. No shame in losing, but… for these internet kids… they can’t take the ego hit.

  18. flyerspsu - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    real tough break for the US women but im sorry Women’s Olympic hockey is a joke, its literally just USA vs Canada for the Gold, the loser gets Silver and the best of the worst gets Bronze

    US outshot Sweden in the semi finals 70-9 … 29-1 in the 1st period, its hard too give too much credit to US or Canada finishing 1st and 2nd every year when its pretty much already been decided the worst they will finish is 2nd

    dont get me wrong they are great athletes but competition wise its a joke until the gold medal game where they finally have competition and a level opponent to face

  19. smarshall3789 - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    I agree the refs made some terrible calls but this game just goes to show you that you can’t play just 50 minutes of good hockey!! Not against a good Canadian team (damn that hurt to say). For real though the USA sat back and relaxed the last 10 minutes watching it I knew they were going to come back! This one is really really going to sting for a while bad, but at least we have the men’s team tomorrow right?!?!

  20. gcoutts - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    This was a great match for women’s hockey, in fact for hockey, period.
    It’s a extremely fast game played on ice, players sometime have lapses as do refs. It’s all part of the game, but one thing is certain, the team that makes the most of its chances is usually the team that wns.

    At least the spectators don’t need to stand up, stretch and sing a silly song after two periods.

  21. leeschoes - Feb 21, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    for those saying it was a 5 on 3, have a look at the rules. OT is 4 on 4. if you have 2 penalties they do not run at the same time. they do not allow you to play 4 on 2 and rightly so. so when one penalty expires the other starts.

    all in all a great game, and a great show of will by the canadians, perhaps they have that extra gear that K Dineen kept calling for in the first 2 periods.

    well done to both teams and the best news is that womens hockey will be in all future winter olympics.

    • pensfan200 - Feb 21, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      It was 5 on 3. The penalties do run at the same time, so two man advantages are 5 on 3 since you correctly pointed out 4 on 2 is not allowed. 5 on 3 started one second before CAN won, so there wasn’t time for the 5 on 3 to really get going.

    • shortsxit34 - Feb 22, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      Pensfan, is correct. As elrock and myself already pointed out, in 4-4 overtime, when a team goes down two players in, the other team puts a 5th player on the ice. It doesn’t become an extended powerplay.

  22. ryanw822 - Feb 21, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    If I wanted to read articles about any women’s team sporting event, I’d go to no1cares.com/sports

    • hawkeedawg - Feb 21, 2014 at 2:49 AM

      Then leave, Bye

  23. thintheherd1970 - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    “At what point were the American ladies arrogant??? In every interview they went out of their way to give props to the Canadians and the other teams they beat.”

    They have nice things to say about the other teams only when they beat them. They certainly weren’t making very nice comments about the Canadian team before playing them in the medal game. They beaked off, got cocky and karma kicked them right in their hockey pads. Must have been pretty embarrassing after when they lost. Not only did they lose, but their big mouths made then look even worse. Awkward……

  24. thintheherd1970 - Feb 22, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    mfgendron – Feb 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM
    Maple leaf forever? Leaves fall from trees and they rot or can be burned. Your 2 boat military can be wiped out by our SALVATION ARMY in less than 10 minutes. You should be so lucky to live next door to the USA and start working on your country which is falling apart in Quebec.

    We don’t try to fix Quebec because only Quebec cares about Quebec and they don’t listen to anyone but themselves, kind of like the Americans. You can have them, they are more like you people anyway. Pushy, obnoxious, arrogant and self serving.

    Our country is doing just fine. Yours however, not so much. Cities going into bankruptcy, entire neighborhoods being deserted because everyone is losing their job and can’t afford their homes, crime at an all time high, illegals sneaking in and running around unfettered, the government fighting with each other like preschoolers in the sandbox…….Lucky to live beside you? I think not. We are sometimes mistaken by other countries for being like you just because of our geographical closeness. I don’t think that’s a good thing at all. I really don’t think the Sally Ann would wipe us out in 10 minutes….they are “Gods Army” and don’t have weapons. What a silly thing to say…..and we don’t need more than 2 boats because we don’t have people plotting to kill us. We haven’t offended anyone that badly, unlike our neighbors to the South.

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