Staff Canada beats USA, 3-2, to win the gold medal in ladies’s hockey on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing!
Information had been smashed of their win as Canada has now gained 5 of the seven gold medals in ladies’s hockey.
Sarah Nurse acquired the scoring began for Canada earlier than captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice unanswered. The US acquired the board with a shorthanded objective by Hilary Knight nevertheless it wasn’t till the ultimate 12.5 seconds that they discovered the again of the online once more as Amanda Kessel scored within the waning seconds the sport. It was too little too late although as Canada held on to win.
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Canada 3 – USA 2 – AMANDA KESSEL SCORES!!!!! WITH 12.5 SECONDS LEFT AMANDA KESSEL FINDS THE BACK OF THE NET. There was an enormous scramble whereas the US had two additional skaters (goalie pulled plus an influence play) and so they’ve pulled inside 1 objective.
Canada 3 – USA 1 – Ohhhh lower than best for Canada. Poulin is within the field with 1:25 left and an empty web for the US. One final stand right here.
Canada 3 – USA 1 – And there she goes. Three minutes left and the US have an empty web to get the additional skater on the ice!
Canada 3 – USA 1 – Tick tock tick tock. 4 minutes left within the third, and the actual query right here is how early do you pull Cavallini to get the additional skater?
Canada 3 – USA 1 – The US’s energy play has seemed Unhealthy all event and the facility play they simply completed is not any completely different. They’re hovering round 20 p.c energy play conversion (in comparison with Canada’s almost 45 p.c), and never having the ability to rating – and even actually get an excellent probability right here – is a killer.
Canada 3 – USA 1 – I proceed to remind baffled by the US’s bench administration. The US want a spark, one thing completely different on the market and Johnson simply continues to push the identical gamers out time and again. Half of their gamers have performed double digit minutes and the opposite half have barely been on the ice for greater than 5 minutes. * shrugs *
Canada 3 – USA 1 – In my extraordinarily skilled opinion, the US want to attain quickly right here.
Canada 3 – USA 1 – One other nice probability for Carpenter. She’s had an important event, it’s virtually as if she has a bone to choose with the USA Hockey. (She does for what its value as she was mysteriously left off the 2018 roster after being on the 2014 roster and enjoying properly.)
Canada 3 – USA 1 – The ping of the publish goes to hang-out US gamers and their followers without end. Alex Carpenter simply hit the publish because the US is threatening right here.
Canada 3 – USA 1 – The puck is down and the US have simply 20 minutes of recreation time to tie the sport. As a reminder, if we do get to that time, its all 3-on-3 sudden demise extra time, no extra shootouts.
- The shorthanded objective by Knight ought to be a giant spark plug for the US. How they begin the third interval can be extraordinarily essential as a result of getting three on ARD goes to be powerful, actually powerful.
- Canada wants to remain calm, play their recreation, and perhaps get one other objective as a result of everybody is aware of the 2 objective lead is essentially the most harmful lead in hockey.
- I like hockey and Olympic hockey however wow am I excited for these 11:10 p.m. EST video games to be over. For many who haven’t been with us all tournaments, this has been the same old begin time for the night time video games, and its tough.
Canada 3 – USA 1 – I really feel like I blinked and the interval is over? I did spent far an excessive amount of time making an attempt to recollect how numbers labored for the TOI feedback although so perhaps that’s why. Regardless, that’s the top of the second interval! Phew.
Canada 3 – USA 1 – HILARY KNIGHT SCORES!!!! A SHORTHANDED GOAL TO GET THE US ON THE BOARD. Knight skates with the puck up many of the ice, shoots via a block, earlier than gathering her personal rebound to search out herself in entrance of a large open web. In case you noticed the horrible sentence I had written right here earlier than, no you didn’t. I used to be busy gasping over Knight’s objective.
Canada 3 – USA 0 – A bit of little bit of Olympic historical past tonight. Nurse’s objective after which help on Poulin’s second objective gave her 18 factors on the event. She’s now surpassed Hayley Wickenheiser with essentially the most factors in a single Girls’s Olympics. It additionally gave her 13 factors, essentially the most assists in a single Girls’s Olympics as properly.
Canada 3 – USA 0 – Beside Poulin scoring, the opposite factor that’s a given in these US Canada video games, in the event you’re unfamiliar, is the * sparkle emoji * spice. Canada has scored on slightly below half of their energy performs so the US must be cautious if issues get spicy although.
Canada 3 – USA 0 – In case you aren’t on Girls’s Hockey Twitter, you could be lacking the dialog across the US’s time on ice numbers, one thing that’s been a factor the entire event. We’ve talked about how their defenders are, uh, curiously deployed. However the forwards are additionally getting fascinating shifts too. The highest line is at seven plus minutes whereas the remainder of the strains are hovering round 3-4 minutes. Given their depth in the remainder of the event that is properly unconventional could be the good technique to say it.
Canada 3 – USA 0 – Holy guacamole batman. Canada’s defenders simply performed Further Goaltender and virtually assuredly stopped a wraparound try objective as Desbiens acquired caught on her different publish. That was the US’s greatest possibilities of the interval thus far.
Canada 3 – USA 0 – MARIE-PHILIP POULIN SCORES!!!!!! Once more, that is the Approach. Poulin is crashing the online after some miscues on an odd-skater rush and places Canada up 3-0.
Canada 2 – USA 0 – It actually looks like each groups are settled down after that frantic first interval (both that or I did…). There’s been much less stoppage of play however each groups simply appear to be the Gold Medal Sport Nerves (TM) have calmed themselves down.
Canada 2 – USA 0 – With about 5 minutes gone within the first interval, the US has had 2 photographs on web this era, however even nonetheless. It doesn’t really feel like the beginning the US wished as Canada has managed many of the play.
Canada 2 – USA 0 – The sport is again and I failed to say this earlier than, however Poulin’s objective tonight provides her 6 targets in 4 Olympic gold medal video games. Let that one sink in. Not 6 targets in 4 Olympic video games, 6 targets in 4 Olympic gold medal video games!
- The US have to determine their selves out. Principally solely their high line of Knight, Coyne Schofield, and Brandt are doing something. They’ve the depth to be there so everybody else must step us.
- Canada seems pretty much as good as they’ve seemed all event. Free, quick, and enjoying properly.
- I’m solely drained when there’s no hockey on so hopefully this intermission goes quick.
Canada 2 – USA 0 – Deep breaths everybody as the primary interval is over. I’m typically doing properly, in case you had been questioning.
Canada 2 – USA 0 – In order a lot because it is sensible that Poulin scored (as a result of its a gold medal recreation in opposition to the US so she has to scores, it’s the Approach). Each targets have come off defensive breakdowns by the US. Please see beneath as to why this problematic. Tl,dr: its as a result of the US has principally sat 2 defenders and actually solely performed 4 of all of them event. Are you able to say, drained defenders?
Canada 2 – USA 0 – MARIE PHILIP POULIN SCORES!!!! With slightly below two minutes left within the interval, Captain Clutch (and Canadian Captain) steals the puck and simply lets off her traditional shot to place Canada up two.
Canada 1 – USA 0 – I forgot to say as a result of over at The Ice Backyard it was “outdated information” however in the event you’re new to the sport, an enormous storyline for the US is that Brianna Decker was injured within the first half of their first recreation in Beijing. Decker is a big presence on and off the ice, and so they’ve positively missed her on the ice.
Canada 1 – USA 0 – Okay so keep in mind how I mentioned the US photographs loads. They’ve simply 2 thus far and we’re about 12 minutes by way of the primary interval. In addition they haven’t scored a primary interval objective of their final three video games so no actual time to panic right here, US followers.
Canada 1 – USA 0 – SARAH NURSE SCORES!!! (This time for actual) A set faceoff play finds Nurse in entrance, tying her for the document for factors in a single Olympic event. That was solely seconds after Canada’s objective was disallowed. Large momentum swing upcoming right here…
Canada 0 – USA 0 – A COACH’S CHALLENGE OVERTURNS THE GOAL!!!!!! That is the second time this Olympics the place a Coach’s Problem overturns an enormous objective. Holy guacamole! The opposite time was within the ROC Switzerland quarterfinal recreation which overturned ROC’s go-ahead objective.
Canada 1 – USA 0 – NATALIE SPOONER SCORES!!!!! Nearly 7 minutes into the primary Spooner picks up a rebound and has a large open shot after the US has a defensive breakdown (lol).
Canada 0 – USA 0 at 17:40: NOT THE DREADED POST IN A GOLD MEDAL GAME. Hannah Brandt simply barley missed a large open objective as all the US had a flashback to 2014 gold medal recreation. Simply google it, I can’t speak about it…nonetheless.
Canada 0 – USA 0 at 18 minutes: omg the hockey has began. It feels bizarre that we’re on the finish of the event, to be sincere.
A number of unusual storylines to comply with, in the event you’re :
- Unusual defensive deployments for the US: Head coach Joel Johnson introduced 7 defenders however has solely actually used 5. Caroline Harvey (who btw is simply 18) and Jincy Dunne have all however rode the bench logging 22 and 40 minutes on ice respectively. Dunne technically on the ultimate pair with Megan Bozek, however Bozek has double the quantity of minutes on ice. Unusual unusual unusual
- The US takes quite a lot of photographs, like loads, however can’t rating: They common 50+ photographs a recreation however have scored almost half as many targets as Canada. What does it imply? Effectively the US might be taking dangerous or low high quality photographs. In the meantime Desbienes isn’t used to seeing that many shot so that may be to the US’s benefit to simply shoot loads nonetheless.
Oops there’s the puck drop, simply learn my preview over at The Ice Garden.
That is about what we thought and what we’ve seen. Daoust, who was injured of their first recreation however listed as day-to-day, got here again for the semifinal recreation. No shock with Desbiens getting the beginning.
The US’s projected line can’t be proper as a result of they’ve three goaltenders listed however the essential half – Alex Cavallini is getting the beginning. Cavallini performed each the quarterfinal and the semifinal, plus one of many preliminary video games. Apparently, she didn’t see the ice as soon as within the 2018 Olympics the place the US gained gold. The goalie for the gold medal, who was nicknamed the Secretary of Protection after her shootout stand down, was tonight’s backup, Maddie Rooney. Nicole Hensley, listed, is sort of doubtless not dressed attributable to line up guidelines.
The most effective rivalries will get middle stage in one of many largest video games on the 2022 sports activities calendar. The USA ladies’s hockey group faces off in opposition to Canada within the gold medal recreation on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The puck drops at 11:10 p.m. ET and the sport can be obtainable on NBC.
4 years in the past within the Pyeongchang Video games, america beat Canada 3-2 in a six-shot shootout. The Individuals avenged a 3-2 extra time loss in Sochi, and gained the gold medal for the primary time since ladies’s ice hockey was lastly launched on the 1998 Nagano Video games. Within the six Olympiad during which ladies’s ice hockey has been a medal sport, Canada has claimed 4 golds and two silvers, whereas the US has claimed two golds, three silvers, and a bronze.
These two squads met in group play, with Canada successful 4-2. Canada has rolled by way of the event to date with out a scare past the US recreation. In group play, they completed 4-0-0-0 with a +28 objective differential. They adopted that with an 11-0 quarterfinal win over Sweden and a 10-3 semifinal win over Switzerland.
The US managed to briefly maintain a 2-1 lead within the group recreation in opposition to Canada, however fell again right into a tie lower than 30 seconds later. The US gained its different three group video games and completed with a +14 objective differential. They superior within the playoff bracket with 4-1 wins over Czechia and Finland to arrange this rematch.
Hilary Knight leads the US squad with 9 factors on 5 targets and 4 assists, and is adopted by Savanna Harmon and Amanda Kessel with seven apiece. The Canadians have dominated scoring this event with the highest six in factors total. Sarah Nurse leads the best way with 16 factors on 4 targets and 12 assists.
Between the pipes, American Alex Cavallini is second in save share at .955 whereas Canadian Ann-Renée Desbiens has a .936 save share. Each can be busy on Wednesday night, however Cavallini specifically might face a barrage of photographs.
The US and Canadian ladies’s groups have had an exciting rivalry over time. They’re the 2 greatest on the earth and it’s solely becoming they now sq. off for what’s going to hopefully be an thrilling gold medal recreation.
Tips on how to watch USA vs. Canada, 2022 Olympic gold medal recreation
Puck line: Canada -1.5 (+140), USA +1.5 (-160)
Whole: 5 (Over -130, Underneath +110)
Moneyline: Canada -210, USA +170