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Women's hockey preview: US doesn't want to finish second again

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The pain of the U.S. women's hockey team's overtime loss to Canada in the gold medal game of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was still fresh when USA Hockey executives began planning how to avoid experiencing that anguish again four years later.

"It was certainly a tough loss for us," said Reagan Carey, the team's general manager in Sochi and here in Pyeongchang. "We went hunting for all the small differences and changes we could so that we could make sure to have success here in 2018."

Four years after their

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