Brutal: Canada stuns U.S. with late comeback in women’s hockey gold-medal game
posted at 4:41 pm on February 20, 2014 by Allahpundit
A choke for the ages, with Team USA letting it slip away despite leading 2-0 with less than four minutes to play. To fully appreciate this meltdown, to see what made it Buckneresque, click here and watch what happened with around 1:15 left. The U.S. still had a one-goal lead at that point; Canada had no choice but to pull its goalie and send another forward onto the ice in order to try to tie the game. Somehow, after the next face-off, the puck bounced to an American in the U.S. end who sent it down the ice at Canada’s empty net. If it goes in, the U.S. clinches gold.
It hit the post. Around 20 seconds later, Canada sent the game to overtime.
I can’t find a highlight reel for you but this page has videos of all five goals. If you want to see just the game-winner, click the image below. There’s only one thing that can repair this blow to national morale, and we all know what that is. Soon, Canada. Soon.