"If anything that we did can inspire anyone - sports, girls, boys, out of sports, whatever - to stand up for what they believe in, I think that's a huge plus," team captain Meghan Duggan said.
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"I'm so proud of this team for performing the way we did after battling the way we did off the ice," said Meghan Duggan, the Americans' captain. "A lot of history was made."
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