The USA women’s hockey team have won their first gold medal since 1998.
It was lame that such an amazing gold medal women’s game had to be decided by a shootout after the USA and Canada were tied 2-2 through overtime, but the shootout really was amazing.
The first stunning play in the shootout came from Canada’s Melodie Daoust, on this absolutely ridiculous goal to give Canada a 2-1 lead in the shootout.
THE FORSBERG pic.twitter.com/aMdpGaK3A3
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 22, 2018
But the USA would tie the shootout 2-2 on a goal from Amanda Kessel, and then Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson matched Daoust in the filthy goal department. And this one would serve as the gold medal-winning goal:
THE LAMO pic.twitter.com/xPue3jVfB9
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USA goaltender Maddie Rooney would then stop a Meghan Agosta to secure the gold medal for Team USA.
The celebration is on for the USA.
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) February 22, 2018
That 🥇 medal feeling.
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 22, 2018