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Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Hockey Happened

After the jump, the GIF that shows how close the American women were to winning gold in today's hockey final. The goal on the open net would've put the U.S. up 3-1 with just a few minutes remaining in regulation; instead the puck hit the post, rather improbably, and Canada tied it up and won in overtime. Congrats to our neighbors to the north, I GUESS. 

Did you watch? Things got emotional. Hockey overtime, especially in the Olympic format, is the most stressful. They go sudden death with four players from each team on the ice (not including goalies), which means that things move incredibly quickly. Could've gone either way, of course, but that was a hell of an assist by the Canada goal post. The Canadian and American men will get a rematch of sorts in tomorrow's semifinal at noon. I don't know if I can take another one.

GIF viahere's an alternate angle.

7 Comments / Post A Comment

triplea

Omg I'm so upset... they HAD it, to be up 2-0 with 3 to go and watch it just completely get away from you, I'd be devastated. I feel so bad for them.

heyderpette

@triplea as a human, I feel really, really bad for the US team. They had the rug pulled out from under them. Such a rough way to lose.

but I'm a Canadian human, so. Sorrynotsorrybutstillalittlesorryeh

chnellociraptor

CANADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! [aggressive flag-waving]

Also the goal post has a Twitter account already: https://twitter.com/GoalPostEh

Riaana

Wooooo Canada!

I think that goalpost has a strong chance in the Toronto mayoral race. Campaign slogan: In Post We Trust.

Jaya

I feel like you should get more points for hitting a goalpost. The odds seem harder!

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

I'm watching the replay now, because I was so busy at work that I didn't get to listen to most of the game. I shed a couple of happy tears at my desk when I found out Canada won. Team USA are awesome, and they're incredible opponents, but it just feels so good to see my Canadian team win, especially in such an exciting game - why aren't there more event games in women's hockey? Ideally, women's leagues would get a ton more attention, but I'd settle for one or two annual big-deal games.

mistakeshavebeenmade

YES I watched. I love the winter Olympics because it's the only time you can watch hockey on tv in Texas (actually I think they might show the occasional NHL playoff game too). It looked so bad for so long for the Canadian team! Then my daughter said that because she has dual citizenship she is cheering for both teams, and I had one of those what are you moments. Immigrant problems, lol. Also, Rookie is right, there needs to be a lot more women's hockey in general. It reminds me of one of my favorite tumblr quotes, "if something with a male protagonist had a female protagonist instead id probably be 90% more interested in it."

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