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Local hockey fans gather to watch team USA

Katie Duggan (center), the sister of US team captain Meghan Duggan, reacted with despair Thursday as the team lost 3-2 in overtime to Canada. Family and friends gathered at a pub.
Katie Duggan (center), the sister of US team captain Meghan Duggan, reacted with despair Thursday as the team lost 3-2 in overtime to Canada. Family and friends gathered at a pub.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

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DANVERS - Hands clasped tight, eyes fixed on the big screen, the crowd pleaded for a winning overtime goal and a gold medal for hometown hero Meghan Duggan.

“C’mon, US!” a fan roared as the US women’s hockey team threatened to score in Thursday’s gold medal game against rival Canada. “Let’s win this!”

As both teams narrowly missed scoring chances, Duggan’s sister, Katie, could hardly bear to watch and wiped away nervous tears.

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