US women lose hockey gold in heartbreaking fashion

US women lose hockey gold in heartbreaking fashion

US women lose hockey gold in heartbreaking fashion

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 6:03 PM

   SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- A two-goal lead blown in the final four minutes. A long shot that clanged off the post of an empty net. Two perplexing penalties in overtime, setting up a golden goal for Canada.
 
   The U.S. women's hockey team has lost late in the last three Olympics, but never in such preposterously heartbreaking fashion as this 3-2 defeat on Thursday night.

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   While the Canadians received their fourth straight gold medals, the Americans were left blank-faced and crying at Bolshoy Ice Dome, still unable to comprehend the silver around their necks.
 
   Kelli Stack, who nearly became an improbable hero with a long clearing attempt that hit the right post, says "to let them come back in the gold-medal game at the Olympics is the worst feeling in the world."
 

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