Olympics alert: Canada defeats United States in women's hockey prelim
- Author: Jill Young Feb 16, 2018,
Feb 16, 2018, 4:51
They will need it, because the Americans were a terror. five-foot-two winger Kendall Coyne scored the lone USA goal on a rush that looked like Pavel Bure as much as anything, slicing through four Canadian jerseys like scissors through fabric and beating Genevieve Lacasse five-hole.
Both the US and Canada had already booked berths in Monday's semifinals, having won their first two games in Pool A.
Next up, the USA faces Slovakia in the second preliminary-round matchup on Friday before taking on Athletes of Russian Federation on Saturday.
"They came at us", Granato said.
In the 2010 Vancouver Games, the Canadians used a pair of goals by Marie-Philip Poulin to beat the US 2-0. Canada faces the victor of OAR and Switzerland, while Team USA plays the victor of Sweden and Finland. "Maybe I have an advantage now as someone who scores on them".
"We buried the chances we had", said winger Meghan Agosta, who scored Canada's first goal off a sparkling no-look pass from Natalie Spooner on a second-period power play, and is now Canada's second-leading Olympic goal scorer of all time. Stauber said he was happy with outshooting an opponent almost 2-to-1 for a third straight time in these games, believing a goalie will break under the flurry.
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"I thought our energy in the third wasn't great", coach Tony Granato said.
After a review, officials decided Haley Irwin kicked in the puck and ruled no goal midway through the period. "I had to find a different way to do it because I found I hit a wall in my career", Bloemen said on his move to Canada. "It's not in my vision".
Austria's Marcel Hirscher is fresh off his gold medal in the Alpine combined event on Tuesday and is expected to compete in the super-G.
One of the most storied rivalries in sport has only gained in intensity in recent years.
There's also zero chance our women's hockey player are ever going to back down to Canada.
The foursome got bumped up to bronze for what would have been Canada's first luge podium at a Games in December when two Russian competitors were among dozens of athletes from the host nation stripped of their 2014 results and banned for life for alleged doping violations by the International Olympic Committee. But in the end, Slovenia's lone player with National Hockey League experience, captain Jan Mursak, demonstrated his experience and took advantage of a young US squad.
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Okanagan Hockey Academy alumna Emily Clark recorded one shot in the game and played 12:24. They hadn't yet started their taper to peak for the Games. Using her voice for positive change inspired the rest of the team to push for equitability, and it remains Knight's passion project. "I didn't wink. I just looked at her".
Genevieve Lacasse of Kingston, Ont., made 44 saves in Canada's net and stopped Jocelyne Lamoreux-Davidson on a penalty shot in the second period.
Schuler wasn't overly concerned about giving up over 40 shots. "Obviously you always want to eliminate shots against". We just didn't score.
San Jose Sharks minor leaguer John McCarthy #7 of the United States controls the puck against Luka Vidmar #23 of Slovenia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group B game on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
In the United States, the game starts Wednesday at 10:10 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
The medal was redemption for the Canadian team, which finished fourth in the relay when it made its Olympic debut four years ago - a mere tenth of a second back of third.
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"We knew that they would come like this, but we weren't ready to play that game", Swiss forward Simon Moser said.