Team USA trails Canada 3-1 after two periods in gold medal game – NBC Chicago

Marie-Philip Poulin is on fire, but Hilary Knight and Team USA don’t go down without a fight.

Canada leads Team USA 3-1 in the women’s hockey gold medal game after each team scored in the second period.

Poulin got his second goal of the night midway through the second period on assists from Brianne Jenner and Sarah Nurse. The goal gave Canada a 3-0 lead.

Poulin now has seven career goals in gold medal games, all against Team USA. She is the first player to score in four gold medal games.

Knight put the United States on the board with a shorthanded goal in the final minutes of the second period. Hannah Brandt got the assist as Team USA cut Canada’s lead to two goals early in the second intermission.

The United States overcame a three-goal deficit against Canada in the Olympic gold medal game earlier. After falling 4-1 in the third period at the Nagano Games in 1998, Team USA scored six unanswered goals to win the first-ever women’s hockey gold medal.

The Americans will have to pull off a similar comeback in order to defend their gold in Beijing.

NBC Chicago

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