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The USA-Canada Gold Medal Women's Hockey Game Ends In A Shootout

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)

The 2018 Winter Olympics women's hockey gold medal game was a classic. It ended in a shootout.

The United States and Canada battled for three periods, but that wasn't enough time to decide it. They went to overtime. And that 20-minute period wasn't enough time to decide it, either.

So, it came down to a shootout. And the Americans took it.

Team USA beat Team Canada in the sixth round of the shootout. It was tied after five shots, so it went to a one-shot sudden death.

The Americans scored on theirs. And proceeded to stop the Canadians.

Team USA is a gold medalist champion in women's hockey.

It had been a long time since Team USA won the women's hockey gold medal. And it had been a while since Canada hadn't.

Team Canada had won the gold medal in four straight Winter Olympics, beating the Americans in the gold medal game in the last two. They last won something not-gold in 1998.

Team USA last won the gold medal in 1998. The Americans had taken home the silver medal in the last two Olympics.

Congrats, Team USA!