Canada holds off Team USA
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.