Canada holds off Team USA

Boston Herald - - NBA/NHL SCOREBOARD/RACING -

Meghan Agosta and Sara Nurse each scored in the sec­ond pe­riod and de­fend­ing Olympic cham­pion Canada clinched the top spot in pool play by edg­ing the United States 2-1 on Thurs­day in an early show­down be­tween the dom­i­nant pow­ers in women’s hockey.

Genevieve La­casse made 44 saves, in­clud­ing stop­ping Hi­lary Knight at the post in­side the fi­nal 90 se­conds. La­casse also de­nied a penalty shot by Team USA’s Jo­ce­lyne Lamoureaux.

Ken­dall Coyne scored the lone goal for the U.S.

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