Canadians rejoice as women's hockey team beats USA for Olympic gold

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Canadians were over the moon to see their women's hockey team reclaim gold at the Olympics. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Canadians were over the moon to see their women's hockey team reclaim gold at the Olympics. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Canada and the United States wrote another decisive chapter in their women's hockey rivalry on the Olympic stage on Thursday.

The Canadians edged out the Americans 3-2 in an instant classic to claim the gold medal and avenge the heartbreak of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

Team Canada captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice, while Sarah Nurse contributed a goal and an assist to lead their country to back to the top of the podium for the first time since 2014. Goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens stood on her head in the Canadian net, making 38 saves and fending off a late surge by the USA to secure the win.

Canadian hockey fans rejoiced online, celebrating yet another gold medal and the latest conquest over their eternal rivals to the south.

Appreciation for Poulin, Nurse and their teammates flooded hockey Twitter, celebrating their legendary, record-breaking performances in this year’s tournament.

In the end, many were just happy to enjoy the thrill of the biggest game in women’s hockey on the biggest stage once again.

Don't let anyone try to tell you women's hockey doesn't belong in the Olympics.

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