Duggan leads U.S. to win

Updated: November 6, 2009, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

VIERUMAKI, Finland -- Meghan Duggan scored the winner in the second period and the United States beat Canada 3-2 in their final group game of the Four Nations Cup.

Both teams had already advanced to Saturday's final, with Friday's game deciding the winner of the group in Finland.

Duggan netted the decisive goal with 14 seconds to go in the second period after an assist from Kelli Stack. The U.S. took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Natalie Darwitz and Hilary Knight before Canada tied it.

Also Friday, Sweden beat Finland 2-1 with an overtime goal. The teams will play for third place Saturday.

The Americans are the defending champions after beating Canada in a penalty shootout last year.


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