Canada’s women’s hockey team beats U.S. for gold in overtime

The U.S. women’s hockey team was a promising candidate for the gold this year at the Sochi Winter Olympics, and they wanted it even more after losing the gold to Canada during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

It even seemed as if they were going to top the podium, as four minutes from the end of the game, the U.S. dominated the scoreboard with a 2-0 lead.

But seemingly out of nowhere, the Canadian team was able to rally and put two goals away and bring the game into overtime before the end of the third period; the most exciting goal was scored by Marie-Philip Poulin with just 55 seconds to go.

During the overtime period, Poulin took the final shot with a U.S. player, Hilary Knight, in the penalty box for a contested but overruled crosscheck, bringing Canada one more point to end the overtime.

This is Canada’s fourth consecutive gold medal win at the Winter Olympics and their third time defeating the U.S. to mount the podium.