Skarupa contributed in all five of the U.S. women's hockey team's games, including the shootout win against Canada for the team's first gold medal in 20 years. Her victory tour included an appearance on "Ellen," an Orioles first pitch and analyst duties as her beloved Capitals marched to the Stanley Cup.
So she had an OK year.
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Issue 250: December 2018 / January 2019