September 20, 2014

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Canada beats US 3-2 in Olympic women’s hockey

Meghan Duggan of the United States and Brianne Jenner of Canada race after the puck during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game Wednesday in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Meghan Duggan of the United States and Brianne Jenner of Canada race after the puck during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game Wednesday in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

SOCHI, Russia — Megan Agosta scored twice and assisted on Hayley Wickenheiser’s goal to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Wednesday in a tense preview of the expected gold medal match.

Agosta scored in the second period to tie the game 1-1, and Canada added the go-ahead goal 93 seconds later on a shot that U.S. goalie Jesse Vetter seemed to have stopped, drawing a whistle from the referee. But the puck trickled through her pads and over the goal line.

A video review confirmed it went in before the whistle.

The Americans pulled the goalie down 3-1 with more than two minutes left and cut the deficit to one on Anne Schleper’s goal.