Shannon Szabados broke American hearts in Sochi, but she's proving to be a hit with U.S. fans and teammates as the first woman in the SPHL.
Team USA and Canada meeting in the World Hockey Championship final is nothing new. Neither is the chippy play that dominated the tone in the Canadians' overtime win.
Since Manon Rheaume in the early 1990s, no woman has played in an NHL game of any kind. While women are improving in skill and speed, size is an issue.