Team USA topped Canada, 3-2, in a shootout for its first Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey since 1998. Hilary Knight and Monique Lamoureux scored in regulation before the team came through in the shootout behind scores from Jocelyn Lamoureux, Amanda Kessel, and Gigi Marvin.
The victory avenges the Americans’ brutal loss to the Canadians in the Olympic gold medal game four years ago in Sochi. This time around, the team rallied from a 2-1 deficit entering the third period behind a clutch breakaway goal from Lamoureux.
The players involved on Team USA have said repeatedly over the past couple days that this was the biggest game of their lives. Now they get to leave it victorious after a thrilling performance against a stellar opponent.