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Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin (not seen) scores a goal past Team USA's goalie Jessie Vetter Thursday afternoon as Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser (22) celebrates in overtime period of their women's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Canada nips U.S. in overtime for women's ice hockey gold medal

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SOCHI, Russia - Canada won their fourth consecutive Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal with a 3-2 overtime win over the United States at the Sochi Games on Thursday.

The win capped an undefeated run in Sochi for a Canadian team that have won four of the five gold medals awarded since women's ice hockey made its debut at the 1998 Nagano Games.

Switzerland beat Sweden earlier on Thursday to claim bronze. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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