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USA Star Amanda Kessel Is The Sister Of A Two-Time Stanley Cup Champ

A view of a hockey net from above.

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 29: A graphic view of the net on the hockey rink photographed prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Late Wednesday night the United States and Canada faced off in a historic rivalry that began during the 1998 Winter Olympics. Since the U.S.' win in 1998, Canada had won four-straight gold medals entering the contest against the Americans.

After a thrilling first two-and-a-half periods, the U.S. trailed by one before Monique Lamoureux-Morando knotted the score at 2, sending the game into overtime. After a scoreless 20 minutes, the game went into a shootout.

Down 2-1 in the shootout, the U.S. needed a goal to keep its gold medal hopes alive. Amanda Kessel saved the day.

The 26-year-old forward beat Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados before Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson gave the United States a go-ahead goal. U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney saved a shot from Canada's Megan Agosta to give the Americans a gold medal.

But it all wouldn't have been possible without Kessel's game-tying goal late in the shootout. The Kessel name is synonymous with hockey. Amanda's older brothers both play hockey, including Pittsburgh Penguins star Phil Kessel.

Phil is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins, who have won back-to-back cups. The eldest brother congratulated his younger sister on her Olympic victory.

Here's the family celebrating the second Stanley Cup victory for the Pittsburgh Penguins in consecutive years.

It's been a pretty good run for the Kessel family on the ice in recent years. Now they'll just have to fight over who is the best in the family. Amanda owns a gold and silver medal, while Phil owns two Stanley Cups and a silver medal won at the 2010 Winter games in Vancouver.