USA takes gold in women's hockey for first time in 20 years

The curse is broken. The gold is finally back in America.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal in a shootout to complete an inspired and thrilling comeback and give Team USA its first Olympic championship in 20 years.

Eric Adelson

<p>The United States players celebrate after winning the women’s gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) </p>
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The United States players celebrate after winning the women’s gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

<p>Hilary Knight #21 hugs Kendall Coyne #26 of the United States after defeating Canada in overtime to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
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Hilary Knight #21 hugs Kendall Coyne #26 of the United States after defeating Canada in overtime to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>The US team celebrates winning the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between the US and Canada during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je </p>
Team USA

The US team celebrates winning the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between the US and Canada during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je

<p>Goalie Madeline Rooney of the U.S. celebrates after making the final save in the shootout. REUTERS/David W Cerny </p>
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Goalie Madeline Rooney of the U.S. celebrates after making the final save in the shootout. REUTERS/David W Cerny

<p>The United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Team USA

The United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Gigi Marvin #19 of the United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
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Gigi Marvin #19 of the United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Canada’s Melodie Daoust (L) scores a goal in the penalty shoot out in the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between Canada and the US during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES </p>
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Canada’s Melodie Daoust (L) scores a goal in the penalty shoot out in the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between Canada and the US during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES

<p>The United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

The United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Team USA celebrates winning after a penalty shootout in the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between Canada and the US during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Team USA celebrates winning after a penalty shootout in the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between Canada and the US during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES

<p>United States celebrates winning gold after the women’s gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

United States celebrates winning gold after the women’s gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

<p>The United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

The United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Team USA celebrates winning after a penalty shootout in the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between Canada and the US during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Team USA celebrates winning after a penalty shootout in the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between Canada and the US during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES

<p>Canada’s Melodie Daoust (L) scores a goal in the penalty shoot out in the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between Canada and the US during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Canada’s Melodie Daoust (L) scores a goal in the penalty shoot out in the women’s gold medal ice hockey match between Canada and the US during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

<p>Gigi Marvin (19), of the United States, collides between Renata Fast (14), of Canada, and Marie-Philip Poulin (29), of Canada, during the first period of the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Gigi Marvin (19), of the United States, collides between Renata Fast (14), of Canada, and Marie-Philip Poulin (29), of Canada, during the first period of the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

<p>Jocelyne Lamoureux #17 of the United States shoots the puck around Lauriane Rougeau #5 of Canada in overtime during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Jocelyne Lamoureux #17 of the United States shoots the puck around Lauriane Rougeau #5 of Canada in overtime during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Marie-Philip Poulin (29), of Canada, celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of the women’s gold medal hockey game against the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Marie-Philip Poulin (29), of Canada, celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of the women’s gold medal hockey game against the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

<p>Madeline Rooney #35 of the United States makes a save against Brianne Jenner #19 of Canada in the overtime penalty-shot shootout during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Madeline Rooney #35 of the United States makes a save against Brianne Jenner #19 of Canada in the overtime penalty-shot shootout during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

<p>Monique Lamoureux-Morando #7 of the United States fights for the puck with Emily Clark #26 of Canada in the third period during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Monique Lamoureux-Morando #7 of the United States fights for the puck with Emily Clark #26 of Canada in the third period during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Meghan Duggan #10 of the United States battles for the puck in the third period against Canada during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Meghan Duggan #10 of the United States battles for the puck in the third period against Canada during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Marie-Philip Poulin #29 of Canada faces off against Kelly Pannek #12 of the United States in the third period during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Marie-Philip Poulin #29 of Canada faces off against Kelly Pannek #12 of the United States in the third period during the Women’s Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

<p>Haley Irwin (21), of Canada, Megan Keller (5), of the United States, and Rebecca Johnston (6), of Canada, reach for the puck during the second period of the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Haley Irwin (21), of Canada, Megan Keller (5), of the United States, and Rebecca Johnston (6), of Canada, reach for the puck during the second period of the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

<p>American players celebrate scoring against Canada in the women’s final ice hockey match as part of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)the associated </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

American players celebrate scoring against Canada in the women’s final ice hockey match as part of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)the associated

<p>Sidney Morin (23), of the United States, checks Jillian Saulnier (11), of Canada, during the second period of the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Sidney Morin (23), of the United States, checks Jillian Saulnier (11), of Canada, during the second period of the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

<p>Gigi Marvin (19), of the United States, collides between Renata Fast (14), of Canada, and Marie-Philip Poulin (29), of Canada, during the first period of the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Gigi Marvin (19), of the United States, collides between Renata Fast (14), of Canada, and Marie-Philip Poulin (29), of Canada, during the first period of the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

<p>Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (17), of the United States, celebrates after winning against Canada in the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) </p>
Team USA takes hockey gold

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (17), of the United States, celebrates after winning against Canada in the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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