In a win that was 20 years in the making, the U.S. women’s hockey team beat Canada, 3-2 in a shootout, early this morning to bring home the gold medal.
Led by sisters Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Team USA turned a third period 2-1 deficit into a thrilling shootout win when Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the sixth round and goalie Maddie Rooney denied Canada’s final attempt.
The winning goal, which deserves to get the Forsberg treatment and be put on a postage stamp:
LAMOUREUX’S WINNER. USA GETS GOLD pic.twitter.com/zzPWyilraE— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 22, 2018
Lamoureux-Morando was the one who tied the game late in the third period, giving her sister a chance to win it in the shootout. Not a bad day today in the Lamoureux household!
You can watch all the highlights on NBC’s Olympics website, but be prepared for ads.
NBCSN will also be rebroadcasting the game in its entirety this afternoon at 4 PM Eastern, if you are old like me and couldn’t stay up to watch it last night.
Congrats to Canada on a great effort and the silver, and congrats to the amazing American women on a thrilling win.