SPORTS ALERT Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:14 PM EST

Canadian Women Rally to Beat U.S. in Overtime for Hockey Gold

Hockey

The women’s gold-medal hockey game on Thursday night between the United States and Canada followed an eerily familiar script. Four years after the men’s teams from the two countries played a riveting Olympic final that was decided in overtime, the women did the same.

This time, as in Vancouver in 2010, Canada came out on top when the forward Marie-Philip Poulin beat the American goaltender, Jessie Vetter, with a shot from the left circle with 11:50 remaining in overtime. Poulin, 22, also scored the goal that sent the game into overtime.

What a moment!  Exciting!  We are so proud of you and congratulations, Canada.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/sports/olympics/canadian-women-rally-to-beat-us-in-overtime-for-gold-medal.html?emc=edit_na_20140220

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