Canada gold-medal showdown on tap after one-sided semifinals

Canada gold-medal showdown on tap after one-sided semifinals

Canada gold-medal showdown on tap after one-sided semifinals

Canada advanced to the semifinals of the Winter Olympics with a gritty 1-0 win over Finland on Wednesday night but lost starting goaltender Ben Scrivens to an undisclosed upper-body injury.

It's a rare opportunity during these winter games in South Korea for bars to cash in on a live event, given the 17-hour time difference.

The gold medal matchup (11:10 p.m. EST Wednesday) could have been written in permanent marker before the Olympic tournament began. "It's a new Olympics, and we have to bring our best game and go from there".

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Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored a dazzling, triple-deke goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller and Maddie Rooney stuffed the last two Canadians to wrap up a 3-2 victory over archrival Canada on Thursday.

They met in a preliminary round game that mattered only for final-round seeding and Canada won it 2-1 in a hallmark nail-biter.

Here's a historical breakdown of the USA vs.

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"You don't want your team mate to get hurt, but you've got to anticipate", Poulin said.

Head coach Laura Schuler put it best after both teams punched their tickets with 5-0 semifinal thrashings, when she called her Canadian team "lucky" to have played the Americans as many times as they have. It was captain Marie-Philip Poulin who tied it up to force overtime, and then later scored the victor to give Canada a fourth straight Olympic gold medal. That has only made the USA drought at the Olympics all the more noticeable and makes this game even more special. So don't be surprised if the gold medal game finds a way to top the bar which has been set extremely high. They'll go for their third straight gold medal win over America (and fifth straight overall). After a fight for better pay they scored a contract that rivals that of the men's national team. Roughly half of the team's members hold second and even third jobs, and many others rely on financial support from family members. Team USA wanted the once-in-a-lifetime satisfaction of winning an Olympic gold on home soil and were heavy favourites going into the tournament, having gone undefeated in 35 straight games. The IOC suspended the Russian Olympic Committee previous year in connection with a massive doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Olympics but allowed 168 athletes to compete under neutral uniforms and without the national flag.

In other results, American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn was unable to make the podium in the women's super-G slalom event, coming in sixth place with a time of one minute and 21.49 seconds. It's what we dream about since we were little girls. Captain Meghan Duggan found Marvin alone in the slot, and she beat goalie Noora Raty stick-side for the easy goal just 2:25 into the game. "We're going to win this thing, '" Meaghan Mikkelson said to the CBC. "You drop the puck, see what happens".

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