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Canada-USA gold game updates

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  February 25, 2010 06:05 PM

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All done at 5:33 pm. PT Canada wins gold with 2-0 shutout of USA.
Final shots: Canada 29, USA 28.

Update: USA defenseman Molly Engstrom named tournament's best blueliner. Teammates Angela Ruggiero (D), Molly Engstrom (D) and Jenny Potter (F)) all were names to the all-star team.

Cahow thwarts 2-on-1 Canadian break-in at 17:00. Still 2-0.

Midway through period, Canadians still with 2-0 lead.

Chants of ''Can-a-da!....Can-a-da'' erupt when hosts rush puck.

Puck down at 5:05 p.m., PT


End of 40:00, Canadians still with 2-0 lead. USA better able to penetrate offensive zone, mount pressure. Yanks with 21-18 shot lead after two periods.

USA very effective with man-advantage late in period but still unable to put one by Szabados.

10:01 -- US penalty, Cahow, hooking.

10:50 to go in second, Canada still with 2-0 lead.

Canadians twice called for delay of game, at 2:35 and 2:58. Yanks unable to score powser-play goal. Best chance comes at 4:32 when Duggans pushes top-of-crease backhander on net, but Szabados drops to butterfly for easy stop.

Yanks get right to net, forcing Szabados to make two quick saves in opening 20 seconds. USA looks more willing to battle. Perhaps they've shaken the jitters?
Puck down at 4:21 p.m, ET.


First 20:00 complete. Host Canadians in lead, 2-0, on strength of 8-7 shot advantage.

Canada moves to 2-0 lead at 16:50. Poulin smacks in second of game with short forehand shovel from slot, beating Vetter glove side, about a foot off the ice. Even strength, 4-on-4.

Canada takes 1-0 led at 13:55. Poulin smacks one-timer slapper from dot in left wing faceoff circle to top right corner, by Vetter's glove hand. Sides skating full strength.

Puck is down at 3:35 pm, PT.

Sluggish start for both sides. Must be tough for both clubs to face good competition, after seeing such little resistance since arriving at Olympus.

Greetings from just off center ice at Canada Hockey Place, where in just a few minutes Team USA and Team Canada will drop the puck to determine which side of the border can claim to have the best women's hockey team in the world.
Back soon with game updates.

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