Canada Beat U.S. Women’s Hockey Team in Beijing Olympics Gold Medal Game

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Canada Women’s Hockey team has become successful in crushing US Women’s hockey team in Beijing Olympics in the gold medal game. Throughout the game, the enthusiasm and confidence of the Canada Women’s hockey team were visible for which they have been lauded all around the world.

The Canadian team demonstrated on Thursday that they deserved the medal as they beat the United States in the gold medal game, 3-2, and regained the Olympic crown that the Americans had snatched away four years ago. Moreover, all the debate about women’s hockey’s lack of parity and the gap between North American big players and the rest of the world remains enormous the Canadians were in a game of their own, at least for this competition. They proved it in the first half of Thursday’s clash.

They came into the game with Olympic-record 56 goals and seven of the tournament’s top scorers. Furthermore, by the middle of the second period on Thursday, they had taken a three-goal advantage. Marie-Philip Poulin, who had made two spectacular goals in the first two quarters, including a rebound putback with 11 minutes left in the second period to give her team a three-goal advantage, was playing a leading role.

In addition, the Americans fought very hard to get back into the game. They strived hard to make their comeback attempt but Canada was aggressive. That’s when Hilary Knight, who was making her 22nd Olympic appearance, scored a shorthanded goal to bring her team within 3-1. The Americans, who ended with 40 shots, took control early in the third period but unfortunately later in the period, the United States was unable to score on a power play.

The sixth gold medal match between Canada and the United States was a familiar one on Thursday since women’s hockey became an Olympic sport in 1998. The United States won its first Olympic gold medal in 1984 but did not win another until 2018, when it won a game determined by a playoff that was viewed as a glitch, not a sign of a power shift, at least in Canada.