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Olympic TV highlights for Wednesday: Can U.S. women end Canada's gold-medal reign in hockey?

Olympic TV highlights for Wednesday: Can U.S. women end Canada's gold-medal reign in hockey?

Four years ago, the U.S. women’s ice hockey team had a two-goal lead in the gold-medal game with less than four minutes to go. Then it had a one-goal lead with a minute left. Then the Americans found themselves in overtime, the game headed to a conclusion they’ve grown accustomed to: Canada winning it all.

Since the United States took gold in 1998, the first Winter Games to hold a women’s tournament, it has won three silvers and a bronze. Canada’s tally: four golds.

Wednesday’s gold-medal final, the fifth between the two countries in six Olympics, might mark a turning point for American fortunes. The Americans have won four straight IIHF World Women's Championships against...

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