Canadian Women Top US, Claim Hockey Gold

Marie-Philip Poulin scores both for home team
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2010 7:45 PM CST
Updated Feb 25, 2010 7:49 PM CST
Canada's Meghan Agosta reacts after teammate Marie-Philip Poulin scored in the first period.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Marie-Philip Poulin’s two first-period goals stood up tonight as the Canadian women’s hockey team shut out the US, 2-0, to claim the gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics. Shannon Szabados turned away all 28 shots she faced. It’s the third consecutive gold for the Canadians, who have won 15 Olympic contests in a row since losing in the 1998 final to the Americans, the AP notes.

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