Published Feb 22, 2018 at 6:46 AM | Updated at 7:09 AM PST on Feb 22, 2018
A battle between two hockey heavyweights came down to a tense shootout that tested nerves under pressure and ended in celebration for the United States.
After a gripping contest remained tied at the end of regulation, the anticipation continued to build when U.S. forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson delivered the shootout winner with some electrifying stick-handling. A save from U.S. goalkeeper Maddie Rooney sealed the United States' first hockey gold in 20 years.
Below, a look at those decisive golden moments in photos.