The United States women’s hockey team took on Canada Wednesday morning, as we got what many believed to be a preview of the 2014 Winter Olympics final. After Team USA jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, Canada was able to answer early in the third period.
As the action picked up, Canada netted another goal midway through the period that was met with some controversy.
This is where the puck was when the whistle blew. pic.twitter.com/L55TyL8Hj3
— World of Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) February 12, 2014
During the play, the whistle clearly blew before the puck crossed the net, but Canada was given the go-ahead goal despite a replay. That put all of the momentum in Canada’s corner. Later in the period, Canada went up 3-1 on a breakaway goal which proved to be the game-winner.
The United States answered late after pulling their goaltender, but it wasn’t enough.
Canada edged the Americans by a score of 3-2, and allows some drama to build for a potential rematch in the gold medal game.
Both teams will now rest until Monday, where they will begin the next round of the tournament in opposite brackets.
First Period Summary
|No Scoring this period||0||0|
|4:37||J Lamoureux (tripping)|
|10:59||C Ouellette (holding)|
|17:47||B Decker (women body-checking)|
Second Period Summary
|17:34||Hilary Knight – power play (Assist: Alex Carpenter, Anne Schleper)||1||0|
|12:27||M Duggan (interference)|
|12:52||R Johnston (roughing)|
|16:57||L Rougeau (women body-checking)|
Third Period Summary
|2:21||Meghan Agosta-Marciano – power play (Assist: Hayley Wickenheiser)||1||1|
|3:54||Hayley Wickenheiser (Unassisted)||1||2|
|14:55||Meghan Agosta-Marciano (Unassisted)||1||3|
|18:55||Anne Schleper – with extra attacker (Unassisted)||2||3|
|:53||B Decker (tripping)|
|11:59||J Pucci (hooking)|
|19:29||- Bench (too many men)|
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