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Canada Takes Gold In Women's Hockey


At the Winter Games in Sochi, Canada is once again the Olympic gold medalist in women's hockey.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored a power play goal in overtime to lift Canada to a 3-2 win over the United States in the title game. Poulin also scored in the final minute of regulation to help pull the Canadians back from a two-goal deficit in the final four minutes of regulation before winning in OT. Canada has now won the last four women's hockey golds.

Meghan Duggan and Alex Carpenter scored for the Americans who held a two-goal lead until Brianne Jenner cut the margin in half with 3:26 to go in regulation, setting the stage for Canada's dramatic win.

Revenge will be on the U.S. men's hockey team's mind when the Americans play Team Canada today at (Noon Eastern Time). Canada's men beat the U.S. four years ago for the gold.

John Tavares suffered a torn ligament and meniscus in his left knee during Canada's quarterfinal hockey win over Latvia. The injury will sideline the New York Islanders captain for the rest of the NHL season.

Elsewhere on the ice, the RPI Engineers will take on St. Lawrence tonight. Tomorrow they’ll face Clarkson.

In the NBA, Denver knocked off Milwaukee 101-90. Miami beat Oklahoma City 103-81 and Houston fell to Golden State in overtime 102-99.

In top 25 games, North Carolina upset No. 5 Duke 74-66. Thirteenth-ranked Michigan St. defeated Purdue 94-79. No. 21 UConn won against Temple 68-55. No. 22 Memphis topped Rutgers 64-59 and BYU defeated No. 25 Gonzaga 73-65.

The Siena women's basketball team led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but Quinnipiac went on a late scoring spurt to rally past the Saints, 76-66.

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