Curling fans were treated to two terrific semifinal matchups after a week of great round robin play. The host nation and top seed, Team Korea, faced off against fourth-place Japan. In what might have seemed like a possible gold medal game prior to the tournament, second seed Sweden played third-ranked
Even the most optimistic observer of the US Women's National Team in the gold medal game last night against Canada was probably realizing by the end of the second period that the Americans were not going to win this game 5-on-5...
...or even 5-on-4. Despite an early power play goal
In this episode, Zoë talks with Nicole and Kirsten about tomorrow's Olympic gold medal game, and the state of women's hockey in general. Themes include: existential fear, cultural crises, and also Things We Like About Hockey, too.
Team USA and Team Canada earned a pair of 5-0 victories in the semifinals to punch their tickets to the Olympic gold medal game. Team USA triumphed easily over Finland, who committed some early defensive lapses. Team Canada went up 1-0 and then 2-0 over the Olympic athletes from Russia