Canada, USA set up Olympic women's hockey final

Canada, USA set up Olympic women's hockey final

The coin now sits in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The American team thumped Finland 5-0 in the semi-finals, before Canada matched that result against the Olympic athletes from Russian Federation.

The Americans, who have not won Olympic gold since the first women's tournament in 1998 at Nagano, outshot Canada 45-23 in a group stage meeting last week but lost 2-1.

Harry How via Getty Images Shannon Szabados was one of the heroes of the 2010 gold medal game, posting a 2-0 shutout.

The United States playing Canada for the Olympic women's hockey gold medal.

Net proceeds from the jersey auctions will be shared between the Hockey Canada Foundation and Canadian Olympic Foundation. "We're both competitive and we both want to win that gold medal".

In 2014, the Americans were seconds from Olympic gold and saw a clinching shot at an empty net clank off a goalpost. The hockey gods can be so cruel.

After two gritty periods the OAR finally succumbed to Canadian pressure in the third when Wakefield collected her second of night and Emily Clark added another 31 seconds later, chasing Tarakanova from the game in favor of Nadezhda Alexandrova.

Though the four straight snowboarding golds the Americans won in the first week of the Games-by Red Gerard, Jamie Anderson, Chloe Kim and Shaun White on successive days-were at times electrifying, another win outsides the X-Games genre would be nice.

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"I look at the shots on goal and we maybe had 39 tonight", Stauber said.

"We certainly are going to take that experience and build off it because we certainly do feel confident where we're at".

Finland proceed to the bronze medal game on Wednesday against the loser of the Canada-Russia game.

"To be honest, that game was like a fairy tale", Poulin told the National Post. "We got all of the above tonight, other than a shortie, and maybe that's in our future".

It is the fifth gold medal game appearance in six Olympic tournaments for the American women who won the first women's ice hockey tournament in 1998.

The U.S. men's team definitely isn't shaking hands. It is a symbol of peace and unity at the Olympic Games.

PyeongChang will be another interesting chapter to this long rivalry. A 7-2 win over Sweden in the quarterfinals put them in the semifinals against Team USA.

Lee Hee-beom, head of the Pyeongchang Games organizing committee, said they would be open to the idea but indicated he would like to see a long-term plan in place rather than seeing a team formed in a matter of weeks, as happened this year. There's also the fact that the USA has won eight of the last 10 world championships.

"It's like our Stanley Cup", Jenner said. "It's what we dream about since we're little girls". Canada beat the usa 2-1 in a preliminary round contest; players like Duggan and Knight and Lamoureux-Davidson have lost two straight gold medal games to Canada.

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