Marie-Philip Poulin's Goal Lifts Canada to Women's Hockey Gold, Leaves Team USA in Tears

By Mike Cardillo

Marie-Philip Poulin’s power play goal in overtime gave Canada it’s fourth straight gold medal in women’s hockey, defeating Team USA 3-2.

This was an especially cruel defeat for Team USA, which led 2-0 with less than four minutes to go in the third period, only for Canada to rally and force overtime. Twisting the knife even further, Team USA came within inches of icing the game, only to hit the post after Canada pulled its goalie.

Despite the finish this was a compelling, thrilling and utterly enthralling game. It’s a shame somebody had to lose. Let’s do this again in four years, eh?

Commence your anti-Canada vitriol … or save it for Friday’s men’s hockey semifinal.

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