Once again, Canada is golden.
For the fourth straight time, Canada has taken home the gold medal, defeating the United States in come from behind fashion 3-2 in overtime at the Sochi Olympics. Marie-Philip Poulin scored her second goal of the game, a power-play goal, 8:10 into the first period to clinch it for Canada.
After goals by captain Meghan Duggan in the second and Alex Carpenter in the third, the United States had, what seemed to be, a commanding lead over Canada with less than four minutes to play. That’s when the Canadians seemingly found their legs.
Brianne Jenner and the aforementioned Poulin scored just 2:30 minutes apart to tie the game and send it into overtime where Canada would complete the comeback. The United States had a chance to ice the game up 2-1 late in the third, but the empty net shot, that was awarded thanks to a linesman’s blunder, hit the goal post just moments before Canada tied the game.
US goaltender Jessie Vetter made 28 saves while Canadian netminder Shannon Szabados made 27, including five a fast-paced overtime period.
The gold medal victory now earns Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper the first of a possible two cases of beer.
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