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Womens Hockey Goes For The Gold

from Harry Thompson at USA Hockey,

For the third time in four Olympics, the U.S. and Canada have been on a collision course that will conclude with a gold-medal clash.

The Americans have outscored opponents 40-2, with 12-1, 13-0 and 6-0 wins over China, Russia and Finland in the preliminary round.

Meanwhile, Canada has steamrolled over Slovakia (18-0), Switzerland (10-1) and Sweden (13-1) before blanking Finland, 5-0, in the semifinals.

The Canadians are deep, talented and playing on home ice. The same could be said for the Americans coming into the gold-medal game in Salt Lake City in 2002. Canada hadn’t beaten the U.S. during the 2002 pre-Olympic tour, yet came up big when it counted to win the gold medal, 3-2.

That was then and this is now. With 15 players competing in their first Olympics, there is a new energy in this U.S. locker room, and it shows on and off the ice.

more and the game is on MSNBC with the puck drop at 6:30pm ET.

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  Tags: team+canada, team+usa, winter+olympics


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