Mary-Philippe Paulin counted in overtime to cap Canada’s return to claim gold by a score of 3-2 against the United States at the Women’s World Hockey Championships in Calgary on Tuesday night.
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The gold goal came 7:22 in the 3v3 overtime period. The captain threw a precise shot that not only struck the American goalkeeper in the upper right corner, but also defeated the referee. Rely on video replays to confirm that it was indeed a success.
During the unusual streak, players continued playing for a few moments before the bell rang, as soon as the seconds ticked by, validating Quebec’s success and the host nation’s victory.
“It’s crazy! It’s also so weird the way it happened,” commented Sarah Fillier after the win over TSN. It’s wonderful, being part of this team and this event is something I’ve always dreamed of. We Always try to focus on our part and that’s exactly what we did. We all are really happy with it.”
Earlier in the game, American Alex Carpenter scored twice in less than three minutes to give him a 2-0 lead in the first period.
Brian Jenner started the machine at Power Play for Canadians. He grabbed a puck that Polin had released to close the gap to a net. Jamie Lee Rattray also scored an exciting end to the game in less than three minutes.
Ann-Renée Desbiennes made 23 saves in the win and her opponent, Nicole Hensley, blocked 29 of 32 from her objective.
Forward Melody Doust was named 2021 World Championship MVP. He led the tournament with a total of 12 points including six goals.
In the short final, the Finnish team defeated the Swiss team by a score of 3 to 1 to claim the bronze medal.
The Russian Olympic Committee defeated the Japanese representatives 2–0 to finish fifth in the competition.
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