US beats Canada for gold in women's hockey game

The United States has beaten Canada in a shootout to win their first Olympic gold since 1998 in women's hockey.

The United States has beaten Canada in a shootout to win their first Olympic gold since 1998 in women's hockey.

WATCH: US Women's Hockey wins gold in shootout

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round of the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic women's hockey history on Thursday to give the United States the gold medal with a 3-2 victory.

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Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta on her second try of the shootout to clinch it. Rooney stopped 29 shots in regulation and the 20-minute overtime. Shannon Szabados made 39 saves for Canada, which had won four straight Olympic gold medals.

It was 2-2 after three periods and 2-2 through five shooters in the tie-breaker.

It was the second straight overtime in the gold medal game for these two teams, but the first shootout in Olympic women's hockey history.