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Canada cuts U.S. lead to 2-1 late in women’s hockey final (update)

Meghan Duggan, left, celebrates her goal against Canada as Jocelyne Lamoureux skates in to congratulate her. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

Updated 2:15 p.m.: Brianne Jenner scored for Canada with 3 minutes 26 seconds left to make the score 2-1, U.S., and set up a tense finish.

Updated 1:55 p.m.: Alex Carpenter scored on a power play  2 minutes 1 second into the third period to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Canada in the women’s hockey gold medal match.

The U.S. women’s hockey team took a 1-0 lead on Canada on a second-period goal from captain Meghan Duggan, and the Americans now sit just 20 minutes away from their first gold medal since 1998.

Live summary: U.S. vs. Canada

Duggan scored at 11 minutes 57 seconds of the second period, taking a pass from Jocelyn Lamoureux at the left face-off circle and blasting it, top shelf, past Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados.

U.S. goalie Jessie Vetter continues her stellar play in the game, having stopped all 16 shots she has faced to this point.

Dave Sheinin has been covering baseball and writing features and enterprise stories for The Washington Post since 1999.



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