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Spooner, Maltais each score 2 goals in 6-1 win in Minnesota


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Canadian women’s hockey players celebrate after a goal by Natalie Spooner, centre, during a 6-1 win over the United States in the deciding Game 7 of the Rivalry Series on Sunday in St. Paul, Minn. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP Photo via The Canadian Press)

For the second year in a row, Canada has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win the Rivalry Series against the United States.

Natalie Spooner and Emma Maltais each scored two goals in leading Canada to a 6-1 drubbing of the U.S. and a fourth straight victory to win the series on Sunday in Saint Paul, Minn.

Marie-Philip Poulin and Ashton Bell also scored for Canada, while Ann-Renée Desbiens stopped 24 of 25 shots.


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Canada defeats the United States 6-1 to claim the Rivalry Series. It’s the second year in a row that Canada has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win the series.  0:51

Grace Zumwinkle had the lone goal for the U.S.

The U.S. won 3-1 on Nov. 8, 5-2 on Nov. 11 and 3-2 in overtime on Dec. 14 to take a 3-0 series lead.

However, Canada began its comeback with a 3-2 shootout win on Dec. 16, followed by a 4-2 win on Wednesday and a 3-0 win on Friday.

More to come.