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
The women's curling event at the Olympics is worth following for new and old fans alike. For those who have watched curling for years, names like Homan, Muirhead, and Hasselborg need no introduction and the team game is as familiar as shouts of "hard!" But for curling fans