1. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, USA
History was made in Team USA's 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia when the three-time Olympian scored two goals in six seconds in the second period to set an Olympic hockey record for players of any gender. The original mark of eight seconds was set by Sweden's Carl Goran Oberg at the 1960 Squaw Valley Games. Lamoureux-Davidson's second goal will stand as one of the filthiest of the tournament:
Jocelyne Lamoureux with literally the filthiest goal in this entire tournament
U N R E A L pic.twitter.com/DSt4AE4mrV
- Hannah Bevis (@Hannah_Bevis1) February 13, 2018
2. Marie-Philip Poulin, Canada
Olympic athletes are used to being showered with gifts when they arrive on site. Well, Finland captain Jenni Hiirikoski gave one to Poulin in the first period of their game, and the Canadian hockey star buried it top shelf for a backbreaking goal that made it 2-0 in the first period. The tally came after Canada killed off two consecutive Finnish power plays. Canada defeated the Finns 4-1.
Marie-Philip Poulin takes advantage of the turnover and goes backhand shelf. 2-0 @HC_Women ðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡¦ pic.twitter.com/KqkOz2wRY0
- Shayne Pasquino (@shaynepasquino) February 13, 2018
3. Noora Raty, Finland
Once again, the star goalie did all she could to keep her overmatched team in the game. After giving the Americans a small scare in the opener, Raty saw her team outshot 24-10 through two periods against Canada. She will hopefully get another crack at one of the superpowers in the medal round. Perhaps by then, the announcers will figure out how to pronounce her name. (For the record, it's "Nor-uh Rah-too.")
After losing 5-0 to Canada in their opener, the Olympic Athletes from Russia looked about as disorganized as a team can look as the Americans scored three goals in 2:52 to blow their preliminary game wide open. On Lamoureux-Davidson's second goal, it appeared the entire Russian defense was looking for a contact lens on the ice. It was that bad.
Does the Statue of Liberty qualify as "the wording or lyrics from national anthems, motivational words, public/political messaging or slogans related to national identity?"
USA Hockey: Lady Liberty goalie masks get OK https://t.co/THtHncBmES
- Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) February 13, 2018
Turns out, it does not in the eyes of the International Olympic Committee, which had initially requested that Lady Liberty be removed from the masks of U.S. goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby. The IOC informed the Americans before their game against OAR that a universally accepted symbol of freedom was not, in fact, nationalist propaganda and that the masks did not have to be altered.
Please recall the 2014 Sochi Games, in which the IOC had Team USA goalie Jessie Vetter remove the preamble to the Constitution from her mask and had men's goalie Jonathan Quick cover up the phrase "Support the Troops" on his mask.