PyeongChang 2018: Where to Watch USA vs. Canada Women's Hockey Gold Medal Game

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Madeline Rooney #35 of the United States tends the net against Canada during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

It's a familiar matchup, but that doesn't make it any less intense.

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics women's hockey tournament comes down to the U.S. vs. Canada in the gold medal game late Wednesday night. It's the fifth gold-medal meeting between the Canadian and the U.S. women, with Canada holding a 3-1 advantage.

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Canada has competed in the five previous Olympic gold medal finals, and has won the past four. Canada's lone silver medal medal came in the 1998 Nagano Games—when women's hockey was officially added to the Olympics—with a 3-1 loss to the U.S. But Team USA hasn't won gold since, and has settled for three silver medals and one bronze.

On February 15, Canada beat the U.S. 2-1 in a fiercely contested Group A matchup in which tempers flared.

The U.S. and Canada both advanced to the semifinals, where the U.S. handily defeated Finland 5-0 and Canada beat Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 to reach the final.

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics: Women's Hockey Gold Medal Final: USA vs. Canada, February 21, 10:45/9:45c, NBCSN

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