Feb. 20, 2014
Poulin's Game-Winning Goal (NBC Sports) | Full Replay (NBC Sports)
SOCHI, Russia - Marie-Philip Poulin and former Boston University women's ice hockey standouts Jenn Wakefield, Catherine Ward and Tara Watchorn helped Canada win its fourth consecutive gold medal with a 3-2 overtime win over the United States on Thursday at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Poulin, the hero at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, scored with 54.6 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game, 2-2, before tallying the game-winner with 8:10 to play in overtime. The Beauceville, Que., native scored both goals in the 2010 gold-medal game when Canada defeated the United States, 2-0.
Ward joins Poulin in winning her second gold medal while Wakefield and Watchorn each earned Olympic gold for the first time. All four players were instrumental in the Canadians' undefeated run in Sochi. Poulin potted four goals and tallied an assist assist while Watchorn scored her first-ever Olympic goal. Wakefield and Ward each earned a primary assist in Canada's 3-1 win over Switzerland in the semifinals, with Wakefield's being her first Olympic point.
BU has one more representative remaining in Sochi, as former men's hockey captain and All-American Kevin Shattenkirk will skate for Team USA in the semifinals against Canada on Friday (Feb. 21) at 12 p.m. ET.