Less than a minute away from gold, the U.S. allowed a game-tying goal, then lost the gold medal final in overtime, 3-2 to Canada on Thursday.
Marie Philip Poulin, who scored both goals of Canada’s 2-0 win in the finals four years ago, had both the game-tying goal and the game-winning goal to lift the Canadians to their fourth consecutive gold medal.
In what will surely be the most bitter of any Olympic loss for the U.S., they led 2-0 with less than four minutes to go. Canada got the first one on a shot that went off of a U.S. defenseman and in. Then, Poulin picked up a poke-check attempt from U.S. goalie Jesse Vetter and tied it.
In overtime, the Canadians scored on a four-on-three power play, setting up Poulin on the back door.
UND’s Jocelyne Lamoureux led the Olympics in assists with five. Monique Lamoureux finished third in goals with three. Warroad’s Gigi Marvin led Team USA in ice time.