Canada has won 3-2 in a dramatic game against their rivals from the U.S, with two goals from Poulin, delivering Canada’s women’s hockey team its fourth straight Olympic gold medal.
Once again, Marie-Philip Poulin has played the Olympic hero for Canada.
Just as she did four years ago for Gold at the Vancouver Olympics, she scored a pair of goals in Sochi to beat the U.S women’s hockey team, this time 3-2 in overtime, completing a thrilling Canadian comeback from down two goals in the third period.
The U.S., considered by many the favourite for Gold in Sochi, had a two goal lead in the third period, before Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ont put Canada on the board in the third, and Quebec City’s Poulin followed with the tying goal before scoring the winner in the sudden-death overtime period.
See how Canadians celebrated across the country
The U.S team had a 2-0 lead with goals from Alex Carpenter and Meghan Duggan in the second and third period.
It’s the fourth straight Gold at the Olympics for the Canadian women’s hockey team. The U.S hadn’t won gold since the women’s game debuted at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
Canada has won the past three Olympic gold medals. The U.S last took gold when the women’s game debuted at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.The United States were the favourites heading into the tournament, but lost to Canada earlier in the Games. Jayna Hefford and Hayley Wickenheiser have been with the Canadian team since women’s hockey made it’s Olympic debut in Nagano in 1998.
Team Canada took to Twitter after the games to celebrate:
Canada, this is yours! pic.twitter.com/nws3J9ZR0K
— Haley Irwin (@hirwin21) February 20, 2014
— Charline Labonte (@Labonte32) February 20, 2014
BAM! Thank you Canada, we always believed and we r glad you did too! #goldfeelsgood
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) February 20, 2014