Last night, the United States Women’s Hockey team pulled off a comeback for the ages on 38th the anniversary of the legendary Miracle on Ice.
Headed into the game as underdogs against their Canadian rivals from the north, Hilary Knight scored the first goal of the game for Team USA, putting the Americans up 1-0 heading into the second period. However, just two minutes into the second period, the four-time defending champion Canadians would snag a goal, tying the game at 1. Five minutes later, the Canadians scored a second goal, giving them their first lead of the game, a lead that they would carry deep into the third period.
While things were looking bleak for Team USA as time in the third and final period dwindled down, the Americans were able to capitalize on a poor line shift by the Canadians, scoring a breakaway goal to tie the game 2-2.
The game would remain tied at two all the way until the end of overtime, forcing the game to go to a high-intensity penalty shootout.
The rest, as they say, is history.
The United States win broke Canada’s streak of four straight Olympic gold medals in women’s hockey.