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United States beats Canada 3-2 in OT to win women's world hockey championship

Hilary Knight scored in overtime as the United States won the women’s world hockey championship with a 3-2 win over Canada.

It’s the third straight world title for the Americans.

The game went to overtime after Canada’s Rebecca Johnston scored on the power play with 3:58 left in the third.

Jenny Potter had put the Americans ahead 2-1 in the second period after dragging the puck and flipping it over goalie Shannon Szabados.

The U.S. opened a 1-0 lead in the first when Jocelyne Lamoureux scored after taking a pass from sister Monique Lamoureux-Kolls in front of Canada’s net.

But Gillian Apps tied it for Canada with eight seconds left after firing a quick shot over American goaltender Jessie Vetter’s shoulder.