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U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Wins Third Straight World Championship

The U.S. women’s ice hockey team beat Canada 3-2 in overtime on Monday in Switzerland, taking their third-straight world championship.The tournament’s lead scorer, Hilary Knight, tapped in the game-winning shot nearly eight minutes into …

The U.S. women’s ice hockey team beat Canada 3-2 in overtime on Monday in Switzerland, taking their third-straight world championship.

The tournament’s lead scorer, Hilary Knight, tapped in the game-winning shot nearly eight minutes into the four-on-four sudden-death overtime, catching a puck rebounding off the boards and slipping it past Canadian goalkeeper Shannan Szabados. Before Monday’s game, Knight had already scored 12 points over four games: four goals and eight assists, including a hat trick in the team’s 13-1 victory over Russia.

The U.S. claimed back-to-back victories in 2008 and 2009 in the International Ice Hockey Federation world championships. (The tournament wasn’t held in 2010 due to the Olympics.) The victory is also sweet revenge for the American team after the Canadians shut them out 2-0 last year in Vancouver.

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