2018 Winter Olympics Medal Tracker: Hockey gold, finally, for Team USA women

Hopefully you didn't pick Thursday to take time off from watching the action at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, because if you did you missed the most prolific day yet for Team USA, highlighted by United States women's hockey team finally beating Canada. The U.S. women won a thriller when goalie Maddie Rooney, just 20 years old, made the save of her life in a shootout that went to extra shots, with Team USA prevailing 3-2.

The Olympic gold was the first for the U.S. women since the 1998 Olympics. 

Although it was a thrilling day for the United States, it did feature heartbreak for Lindsey Vonn, who saw her last, best chance to win a gold medal vanish in an instant in the slalom portion of the combined. Mikaela Shiffrin held on for a silver medal -- her second medal of these Olympics -- while Vonn, the last skier to race in the slalom after winning the downhill portion,  hooked a tip around a gate near the top of the course and was out. 

Elsewhere, Team USA's David Wise and Alex Ferreira went 1-2 in the men's ski halfpipe final, and Jamie Anderson picked up a silver in a hucking awesome debut for snowboarding big air at the Olympics. It's Anderson's second medal at these Olympics, to go with her gold in slopestyle, and her third overall.

Here's where Team USA currently sits in the medal count: 

Medal Tracker
PyeongChang 2018
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
TOTAL
NOR 13 12 10 35
GER 13 7 5 25
CAN 9 7 8 24
USA 8 7 6 21
NED 7 6 4 17
SWE 5 5 0 10
FRA 5 4 6 15
AUT 5 2 6 13
KOR 4 4 3 11
SUI 3 6 2 11
JPN 3 5 3 11
ITA 3 2 5 10
BLR 2 1 0 3
CHN 1 6 2 9
CZE 1 2 3 6
SVK 1 2 0 3
GBR 1 0 3 4
POL 1 0 1 2
HUN 1 0 0 1
UKR 1 0 0 1
OAR 0 4 8 12
AUS 0 2 1 3
SLO 0 1 0 1
FIN 0 0 4 4
ESP 0 0 2 2
NZL 0 0 2 2
LIE 0 0 1 1
KAZ 0 0 1 1
LAT 0 0 1 1
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