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In pictures: Canada takes Olympic gold in women's hockey

Canada's Olympic women's hockey team downs the USA 3-2 in a come-from-behind thriller

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Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin bites her gold medal during the presentation ceremony after her team defeated Team USA in overtime in the women's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014.

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Team Canada players and staff pose with their gold medals during the presentation ceremony after Canada defeated Team USA in overtime in the women's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014.

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The puck bounces off the goal post on an empty net shot by Team USA late in the third period against Canada in their women's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 20, 2014.

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Team Canada players pose with their gold medals during the presentation ceremony after Canada defeated Team USA in overtime in the women's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014.

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Team Canada players pose with their gold medals during the presentation ceremony after Canada defeated Team USA in overtime in the women's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014.

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Canada's Rebecca Johnston shows her family her gold medal after the medals ceremony for the women's ice hockey competition at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 20, 2014.

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Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin (R) scores the winning goal against Team USA in overtime during their women's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 20, 2014.

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Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin reacts after winning the women's ice hockey gold medal game against Team USA at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 20, 2014.

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Canada's goalie Shannon Szabados and Hayley Wickenheiser celebrate following their women's gold medal ice hockey win over Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 20, 2014.

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USA and Canada players shake hands after the women's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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Natalie Spooner of Canada (24) gets a hug as she leaves the ice after the medal ceremony for the women's gold medal ice hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Canada won the gold by defeating USA 3-2 in overtime.

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Canadian players celebrate winning the women's hockey final against the U.S. at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 20, 2014. The Canadian team won the gold medal in sudden death with a score of 3-2.

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Canadian forward Haley Irwin (21) battles for the puck during the women's hockey final against the U.S. at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 20, 2014. The Canadian team won the gold medal with a score of 3-2.

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Team Canada's celebrates their win over Team USA in the gold medal women's hockey final February 20, 2014 at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin bites her gold medal after scoring the winning goal in overtime beating the USA 3-2 to win the gold medal in the women's hockey at the Sochi Winter Olympics Friday, February 21, 2014 in Sochi.

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Team Canada's Lauriane Rougeau (5), Marie-Philip Poulin (29) and Rebecca Johnston (6) celebrate their win over Team USA in the gold medal women's hockey final February 20, 2014 at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Marie-Philip Poulin the tie matching and winning goal.

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