Canada beats U.S. 3-2 in Olympic women’s hockey 

click to enlarge Jessie Vetter
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  • Goalkeeper Jessie Vetter and Kendall Coyne (26) of the United States look back at the puck as Meghan Agosta-Marciano, left, of Canada celebrates her goal during women’s hockey game.
Meghan 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 then 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 referee Anna Eskola of Finland. But the puck trickled through Vetter’s pads and over the goal line.

Video — and presumably audio — review confirmed the puck went into the net before the whistle.

Charline Labonte made 25 saves for Canada.

Hilary Knight scored and Vetter stopped 28 shots for the United States.

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