Oops, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson did it again.
It’s her coach’s name for the move Lamoureux-Davidson laid down for the gold medal-winning goal in Thursday’s thrilling, shootout game against Canada, a 3-2 triumph that has been 20 years in the making. Maddie Rooney, the goalie who would stuff the ensuing Canadian shot to preserve the victory, has no specific name for the final save, though apparently Wikipedia came up with one for her: United States Secretary of Defense.
Such were the stakes on Thursday, a gold medal rematch after a crushing defeat at the hands of the Canadians in Sochi in 2014.
A recap of our coverage of the event:
Eric Adelson wrote on the legacy the U.S. women have forged for themselves.
Can’t get enough women’s hockey? Here’s where you can find the American players in non-Olympic years.
And all of that was just for one medal. On the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin skied herself into history by winning her second medal of these 2018 Games, a silver in the combined event to go along with her gold in the giant slalom. It’s part of an auspicious start to the 22-year-old’s Olympic career, matching the medal count of all-time great Lindsey Vonn. As Shiffrin’s career continues its ascent, Vonn’s has seen its Olympic end. Read the full story here.
Vonn may be finished with the Olympics — well, 99 percent sure, at least — but she’s not done skiing outright. No, she still has a World Cup record to catch. Read the full story here.
It wasn’t just on the ice or on the slopes that the U.S. was succeeding, either. In what was far and away the best two-day stretch for the Americans in PyeongChang, Team USA took gold and silver on the halfpipe, though David Wise is, remarkably, a better overall human being than skier. Read the full story here.
The pain for Canada last night wasn’t limited to hockey. In a massive upset, the U.S. men’s curling team took down mighty Canada, winners of the last three Olympic gold medals. Considering the Canadian women’s hockey team had won the last four gold medals in its event, Canada’s two biggest Olympic gravy trains were derailed last night by their southern neighbors. Read the full story here.
More Olympic coverage from Yahoo Sports:
• Adelson: U.S. women’s hockey caps new legacy with Olympics gold
• Passan: American halfpipe duo earns medals to match their tattoos
• Wetzel: How U.S. women’s hockey smiled in the face of enormous pressure
• Busbee: One road ends as another begins for Shiffrin, Vonn
• North Korea to troll South Korea, USA again at closing ceremony