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- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 23, 2018,
Feb 23, 2018, 18:12
For Canada, defending gold medalists, it is their third straight appearance in the Olympic semi-finals and sets up a match on Friday against Germany, surprise winners over top-seeded Sweden in overtime. The Americans have won gold at eight of the past 10 world championships, dating back to 2005, but have been unable to do so in Olympic tournaments.
"I ended up going with a lot safer of runs than I would have liked to but that's how the day panned out for me", O'Brien said. She also assisted on Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson's second-period power-play goal to make it 3-0 and put the game away 45 seconds into the third period with a power-play goal to make it 5-0. "We wanted gold but didn't get it".
It didn't take long for those practices to pay off as Gigi Marvin scored on her first shift of the game, converting a feed from captain Meghan Duggan for an early US lead.
Marie-Philip Poulin and Haley Irwin each scored goals for Canada. "It's going to be heated".
"When you don't hear your anthem standing on that blueline it's a feeling you are never going to forget and you are going to use as motivation going forward", Canadian forward Natalie Spooner said. "It's best on best, and that's what the Olympics are for".
Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for almost two decades after shutting out Finland 5-0 today. They outshot the Finns 11-2 in the first period and opened up a two-goal lead. "I was probably in the crib watching that game", American goaltender Maddie Rooney said.
The Americans wasted no time getting on the board. Her first tally was a high short-side beauty after the USA forced a turnover in the Finland zone. "We're both competitive and we both want to win that gold medal".
Veteran players galvanized about 100 players in and outside the national team pool to wring financial concessions and more team support out of USA Hockey. Norway relied on its depth to accrue 1,098.5 points and overwhelm 2014 champion Germany, which finished 22.8 points behind for silver.
With the victory the United States will move on to the gold medal game, where it will face either Canada or Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation.
Speedskating: At an Olympics where nearly everything is going Norway's way, even its speedskaters are on top.
In a sign of just how tightly the women's Olympic journey had gripped the hockey-obsessed nation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took only minutes to respond.
Yet the keys for the USA really aren't any different than they were four years ago in Sochi. "This is as a good as it gets". Only the United States in basketball has dominated a women's team sport more thoroughly with its streak of six straight golds. The American offense tied up the game with 6:21 to go when Monique Lamoureux-Morando found the puck during a line-switch for Canada. I was the first girl they ever coached and they did not treat me any differently than the boys.
"This is a new team, we're ready to go".