Two goals in 6 seconds? USA! USA!

posted by Joel Riley - 

U.S. Women's Hockey Team Beats Russia 5-0 -- The U.S. women's hockey team shut out Russia 5-0 for a 2-0 record so far heading into their game with powerhouse Canada. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set a new record for the fastest back-to-back goals in Olympic history for either women or men, scoring two goals six seconds apart in the second period.

Plus... other highlights from Tuesday :

Shaun White Wins Third Halfpipe Gold -- American Shaun White won the men's snowboarding halfpipe competition, adding a third Olympic gold medal to the ones he won in 2006 and 2010. White won on the final run, which he went into trailing Japan's Ayumu Hirano, who took silver. The victory was a comeback for White, who only managed a fourth-place finish in 2014 in Sochi. White's medal also was the historic 100th gold medal for Team USA in the Winter Olympic Games.

China's Sui and Han Lead After Pairs Skating's Short Program -- China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong are in first place after the pairs figure skating short program, during which they performed to the Leonard Cohen song, "Hallelujah." Russia's Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov are in second place and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada are third heading into Thursday's free skate.

U.S. Luger Emily Sweeney Has Scary Crash -- American luger Emily Sweeney had a scary crash in her final run of the competition, but didn't suffer serious injury. Sweeney lost control around Curve 9, the track's most dangerous spot, in front of horrified spectators. It took several minutes for her to get up and be able to walk, but in the end she mostly suffered just bumps and bruises.

MEDAL COUNT: Norway is in first place with 11 medals overall -- three gold, five silver and three bronze -- followed by Canada and the Netherlands with 10 each, and Germany with nine. In the gold medal count, Germany is in first place with five, the U.S. and the Netherlands are second with four each, and Canada and Norway each have three.

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