Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Team USA Women fall to Canada 2-1

Team USA Women fall to Canada 2-1

The Canadians practiced after their win over Finland.

Team USA, who hit the post at least three times and missed a penalty shot, outshot Canada 45-23 but came away with a 2-1 loss. We've got some incredible forwards with some poise and patience and some great shots.

Normally, when a Canadian men's hockey team comes to the Olympics, the expectation is a gold medal.

Sarah Nurse made it 2-0 with a beauty. The incident took place at the last second of the match, near the net of Team Canada.

Canada spent most of the opening five minutes of the game in their own end as the Americans pressed.

-Cross-country skiing: The U.S. hasn't won an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing, but there's a chance Jessie Diggins could make history for the the women's 10km freestyle event (5:00 a.m., NBCSN).

"Honestly, it's exciting anytime we play them", Bellamy said. "There's lots of real positives in our play". With two wins, Switzerland tops the group, followed by Sweden, while Japan was ranked the third and the unified Korea team the fourth on goal difference.

Canada had a goal disallowed with 9:08 remaining in the third period when video replay review ruled Haley Irwin kicked the puck in. That's just being picky, however.

It's a tactical advantage for Canada in the medal round if the opposition is guessing which goalie they'll face. The U.S. fell behind Finland in their matchup and needed an empty-net goal to record a 3-1 victory.

The offence has been impressive, however, with each of the four lines capable of producing.

Roy, who had three assists, and logged the most ice time among Canadian forwards (17:30) on the game, showed flashes of the offensive prowess that once saw him score 30 goals in the National Hockey League.

"We had battles in front of the net".

Of note, Agosta's goal was her 16th in Olympic play moving her to second all-time on the list. "I didn't wink. I just looked at her".

If it was a shock that Desbiens got the start ahead of veterans Shannon Szabados and Genevieve Lacasse, it was certainly no surprise that left winger Rebecca Johnston scored two goals for Canada. That missed call was eventually reversed but it was the second time the officials missed a clear goal.

The Canadian players have been so schooled to say next to nothing bolder than the one-game-at-a-time drivel that it's tough to get a read on how confident they are. They'll be looking for revenge and they'll be coming out playing red hot.

"I do like where our team's at", said Schuler. "It's a short-term competition". "All three continue to show they can play in big games for us".

Jillian Saulnier scores a second-period goal against Noora Raty during Canada's 4-1 win over Finland on February 13, 2018. Saulnier padded the lead at 18:26 after being put in alone on a ideal pass from Johnston. And if there's anything Canadians will get up early for, it's hockey.

"To be able to contribute to that win was a pretty memorable moment".

"We know we have the next game", Stauber said.

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of - Laura Schuler is keeping everyone guessing about her goaltending.

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