Hillary Knight opened the scoring, giving the USA a 1-0 goal late in the first period. Monique Lamoureux-Morando tied the score with about six minutes to play.
Rooney's save clinched its team's first Olympicgold medal since the 1998 games in Nagano, when women's hockey made its debut on the Olympic stage and the US beat Canada 3-1 in the final.
Jocelyn Lamoureux scored the victor in the shootout, while Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta on the final shot to clinch the victory.
Rooney stopped 29 of 31 shots over regulation and overtime for the United States in the win, while Szabados stopped 39 of 41 shots for Canada in the loss.
Team USA players have often told the media that this was the biggest game of their careers.
Jocelyne Lamoureux scores in the sixth round of the shootout to win gold for the USA against Canada.
Hilary Knight scored first for Team USA while Canada answered back with Haley Irwin and team captain Marie-Philip Poulin putting the puck in the Americans' net.
In Pyeongchang, a historically diverse Winter Olympics
Vonn's racing helmet features the initials 'D.K.' and a heart in memory of grandfather Don Kildow, who died in November. Yes, for years now, Vonn has been the standard by which all other female ski racers are judged - and judge themselves.
Twenty years after that victory in Nagano, Rooney, a redshirt junior at University of Minnesota Duluth making her Olympic debut, turned in a performance her teammates would later repeatedly refer to as unbelievable and poised.
"Just hard", she said. One player was so unhappy with the result that she immediately got rid of her silver medal. Larocque says she takes being a role model and representing Canada seriously and is truly sorry that her actions did not represent her values or those of her family and team.
Not only did the Americans snap the Canadians' stranglehold on Olympic gold, they ended a skid of five straight against their rival coming into this game, including a 2-1 loss to wrap up pool play a week ago. It was a hard-fought game full of rookies, as 13 of the US players had never seen Olympic play, although that didn't stop them from playing their way to the top of the podium.
That the USA men even reached the medal round took a minor miracle after opening round-robin play 2-4. "This whole year is for everyone that came before us".
The Canadians didn't wait long to equal the scoreboard with a goal just two minutes into the second period.
Beaten by the Canadians in the last two Olympic finals, the U.S. made a strong start, with Hilary Knight flicking them into a 1-0 lead late in the first period. These shifts full of chances and digging away at Canada motivated the rest of the American team.
Canada had a power play with 1:35 left in overtime after Megan Keller was flagged for an illegal hit, but couldn't come up with the decisive goal. They finished the eight-team tournament with a 2-3 record, while notching the first two wins ever for Japan in Olympic play.
JP Taravella High School students protest for gun control
Nearly all 71 lawmakers who voted against considering the measure have an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. There is an excitement among the students, who sense that they may be on the cusp of starting a national movement.
As Wall Street Boosts Rate Hike Bets, Fed Doubts Remain
The MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index sank 0.4 percent to the lowest in more than a week on the largest decrease in two weeks. Palladium was down 0.1% at $1,019.25/oz and platinum was up 0.2% at $989.40/oz after touching a more than one-week low of $983.
Students stage walkouts of suburban Chicago high schools
Actor George Clooney and his human-rights lawyer wife, Amal, said Tuesday they will donate $500,000 to help pay for the march. The US Congress is also deadlocked on the gun debate, accomplishing nothing since the shooting in Las Vegas.
Michigan State's Miles Bridges hits game-winner vs. Purdue
In an extremely high-scoring affair, Iowa fell shy of knocking off the No. 4 Spartans in their last game, losing a 96-93 affair. Villanova, and looked they might continue the streak when they led by as many as 13 in the first half behind Martin's hot hand.
American Women's Ice Hockey Team Reach Olympic Final
The United States secured its place in its third straight gold medal game with a victory over Finland in the semifinals on Monday. The Canadians, she says, play a superior team game, are always prepared and have a well-established system that's tough to beat.
Record-high temperature reached in Central Park
Tomorrow and Friday feature rainy, foggy, and raw conditions with temperatures stuck in the low 40s for the majority of the time. Also like yesterday, there will be a few light showers dotting the radar this afternoon, but nothing too intense or widespread.
Turkish military, Free Syrian Army free another village
McMaster is due in Turkey this weekend, as a potential military confrontation looms between the two countries over Syria. With its current policy, Ford says sanctions that hinder Russia's military might be the best US option.