The First Time: USA Vs. Canada at the Olympics

The first Olympic gold medal game in women's hockey in photos.

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U.S. defender Sue Merz holds off Canada's Jennifer Botterill in the gold medal game in Nagano.
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Katie King, Vicki Movsessian and Chris Bailey play in the gold medal game at the 1998 Nagano Olympics
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U.S. gold medal game starting goalie Sarah Tueting
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Katie King drives the puck up the ice in the gold medal game at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
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Gretchen Ulion fights for position in the gold medal game against Canada at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
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U.S. defender Sue Merz holds off Canada's Jennifer Botterill in the gold medal game in Nagano.
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U.S. goalie Sarah Tueting denied a barrage of Canadian shots in the third period of the gold medal game in Nagano.
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Sandra Whyte celebrates with Angela Ruggiero after scoring the Olympic gold-medal-clinching goal for the U.S. at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
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Team USA storms the ice after winning the first Olympic gold medal game in women's hockey at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
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Katie King: "I think I threw my gloves and stick in the air before the buzzer even went off."
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Hugs all around: Team USA celebrates after winning gold in Nagano.
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From l-r: Sara DeCosta, Cammi Granato, Sue Merz and Gretchen Ulion on the ice after receiving the first Olympic gold medals in women's hockey at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
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U.S. captain Cammi Granato: "I watched the 1980 Olympic hockey team win and reenacted that in my basement as a kid. That’s what it felt like in Nagano. I was like, I am doing this, for real!"
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