USA vs Canada Live Stream Women’s Hockey Gold-Medal Game.
Date: Wednesday, February 21 (Event takes place on Thursday, February 22 in Pyeongchang)
Time: 11:10 PM ET
Live Stream: NBCOlympics
The rematch four years in the making occurs Wednesday night at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The United States and Canada have squared off in five of the six women’s ice hockey gold-medal games, with the lone exception coming in 2006, when Canada topped Sweden.
Since Canada’s come-from-behind win in the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, the Americans have defeated their biggest rival three times at the IIHF Women’s World Championships, but they came up short a week ago in Olympic pool play.
Both teams come into Wednesday’s championship tilt off 5-0 wins in the semifinals, as the United States dispatched of Finland and the Canadians cruised against the Olympic Athletes from Russia.
Canada carries one of the most impressive winning streaks in Olympic history into Wednesday, as it’s won its last 24 games in the competition.
The Canadians have won four consecutive golds, and they enter the gold-medal clash with plenty of confidence following a 2-1 win over the United States in pool play.
“I think you often want to say that it comes down to who wants it more,” Jenner said. “There’s no question that these two teams want it as bad as possible. So it’s going to come down to who executes, who’s able to perform in the moment, and who stays disciplined. And probably who wins the special-teams battle.”
Canada’s roster experienced a good amount of turnover after Sochi, but it still contains the X-factor from the last two gold-medal games in Marie-Philip Poulin.
Goalie Maddie Rooney could be under the microscope as she faces a barrage of attempts from the Canadian attackers.
The 20-year-old, who plays at Minnesota-Duluth, has two wins at the Olympics, including a shutout in the dominant victory over the Finns.
If Rooney produces the best game of her life in between the pipes, the Americans should leave the ice with a victory.
Conversely, if Rooney succumbs to the pressure of the gold-medal game and concedes an early tally to Canada, it could be a long day for the Americans.
USA vs Canada Live Stream Women’s Hockey.