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Canada wins Olympic gold in best women's hockey game ever

Shannon Szabados
Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

According to the Sochi 2014 website, Canada beat the United States 3-2 in the best women's hockey game ever--and maybe the best hockey game ever--in the women's hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Marie-Philip Poulin of Quebec City, Quebec scored twice, the first with 55 seconds left in regulation, and the second goal came at 8:10 of overtime as team Canada had the two woman advantage.

Team Canada was down 2-0 with 3:26 left in the third period before Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ontario pulled the Canadians within one. Shannon Szabados of Edmonton meanwhile made 27 saves for the victory.

It was not only an outstanding effort for team Canada in the dying moments, it was historic. Canada won the very first overtime game for a gold medal women's hockey game in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. The Canadian women were also able to accomplish something the Canadian men did four years ago at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and that is to beat the United States in the gold medal game in hockey.

Oh yes, everyone. The Canadian men play the American men in the semi-final game on Friday. Let's hope the encore is just as good as today.

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