“At some point we’ll be proud of these silver medals,” said Duggan. “It hurts a little bit right now. You lose your last game and come up short.”
It was the second silver medal that Duggan has earned playing for Team USA; she was also part of the 2010 Olympic squad that fell to Canada, 2-0, in the gold medal game.
Carpenter, the 19-year-old scoring star from Boston College and the daughter of former St. John’s Prep and NHL superstar Bobby Carpenter, concluded an outstanding first go-round at the Olympics with her fourth goal of the tournament yesterday, which gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead with 17:59 to play.
With a power play for the Americans winding down, Carpenter took a pass from Hilary Knight at the far post and put her shot off Szabados and the post for the goal.
By scoring four times on just 12 shots through five games, Carpenter’s shooting percentage of 33 percent was tops on her team and third-best among all female Olympians. Three of her goals came on the power play. She also finished with one assist, one penalty and was a plus-1.
After Brianne Jenner scored at 16:34 of the third period to finally get her team on the scoreboard, Canadian teammate Marie-Philip Poulin buried the game-tying tally with just 54.6 seconds left in regulation with her team’s goaltender pulled. She then netted the golden goal 8:10 into sudden death overtime with her team on a 4-on-3 advantage, ramming home a pass in the slot past Jessie Vetter (28 saves) and into the U.S. goal.