USA women beat Canada to end 20-year Olympic drought

The United States won Olympic women's hockey gold for the first time in 20 years on Thursday, edging four-time defending champion Canada 3-2 in a dramatic penalties shootout in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.

The Americans snapped arch-rival Canada's 24-match Olympic women's hockey win streak to claim their first Olympic crown since the inaugural event in 1998 at Nagano.