The Canadian ladies’s hockey crew has gained the newest version of one of many prime rivalries in winter sports activities thanks largely to an amazing goaltending efficiency.
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Ann-Renee Desbiens made 51 saves as Canada (4-0) beat america 4-2 in first-round motion on Tuesday on the Beijing Olympics.
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The Individuals (3-1) had a 53-27 edge in pictures, however gave up three consecutive objectives to shut the second interval — placing the Canadians in entrance 4-2.
Each groups advance to the quarterfinals later this week. They’re closely favoured to fulfill once more within the gold-medal recreation on Feb. 16 at 11:10 p.m. ET.
The Individuals beat the Canadians in a shootout to win Olympic gold in 2018 in Pyeongchang. That ended Canada’s four-Olympic run as champs.
Canada beat the Individuals in extra time on the planet championship remaining final yr in Calgary after which gained 4 of six pre-Olympic video games in opposition to its North American foe.
On Tuesday, Canada withstood an early barrage by the Individuals, who outshot the Canadians 16-5 within the first interval however trailed 1-0 on the scoreboard.
Brianne Jenner, with two, Jamie Lee Rattray and captain Marie-Philip Poulin, on a penalty shot, scored for Canada.
Jenner tied it at 2-2 simply 26 seconds after Alex Carpenter put the Individuals in entrance halfway via the second.
Rattray and Poulin, along with her first aim of the match, adopted with objectives earlier than the second interval got here to an in depth.
Canada is now 6-3 all-time in opposition to the Individuals on the Olympics.
In the meantime, one other Russian participant has examined optimistic for COVID-19 after enjoying in opposition to Canada on Monday.
Russian Olympic Committee crew coach Evgeny Bobariko tells state information company RIA Novosti that Polina Bolgareva examined optimistic.
The ahead performed in opposition to Canada in a recreation Monday which was delayed due to virus issues on each groups earlier than the Russians and Canadians agreed to begin the sport in masks. The Canadians stored their masks on and gained 6-1.
The Russians eliminated theirs at first of the third interval.
Bobariko says the crew came upon concerning the optimistic take a look at after arriving again on the Olympic village following the sport.
Russia has eight gamers unavailable in Beijing due to the virus and one other participant was left in Moscow after a optimistic take a look at. Bobariko says «I do not know the way it’s taking place.»
— With information from The Related Press