Team USA Opens Olympic Women's Hockey Tournament With Win Over Finland


Lamoureux-Morando equalised 8:56 seconds into the second period, before Kendall Coyne netted minutes after after great work from Hilary Knight. The dominant Canadians have won the last four Olympic golds. "It's not shocking that they can score goals and that they are going to play hard".

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The assist was the first for Knight at the 2018 PyeongChang Games, but the 11th overall of her Olympic career.

"All in all I am very thankful for a hard-fought first game", Stauber said. Raty stopped 39 of 41 shots for the game and held the bay.

Michelle Karvinen and Susanna Tapani played together on Finland's top line, while the Lamoureux twins teamed up on USA's third line, which was its most productive. Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) almost opened the scoring at 10:39 when she fired a shot from the slot off an Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.) pass, but could not beat Finnish goaltender Noora Raty. "Notably towards a fantastic goaltender such as Noora".

It was the 22nd consecutive Olympic hockey win for Canada. And yes, the Finns are the IIHF's No. 3-ranked team in the world. The gold medal game is on February 25. As the very best four clubs play one another at the round-robin, just a few of these will probably get byes to the semifinals, and also the USA now comes with a leg up on becoming you. Together with the bull and USA flags dangling out of your ceiling more than an end of this noodle, occasional chants of both "u san" in your 4,015 buffs in the presence and also the Olympic rings liner the planks, a few jitters are clear.

American goalkeeper Maddie Rooney made an incredible 23 saves against the Scandinavian country, while her counterpart Noora Raty denied the US on a whopping 39 occasions. The 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team is under the direction of General Manager Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Finland out-shot that the USA 10-8 at the next stage, however 20-year-old Maddie Rooney, that appeared since the rookie out of the trio of all goalies on the roster, was impenetrable if she'd to become.

"We expected it and weren't surprised by it at all". Subsequently, your us citizens shaped a ring around the center ring and shut to get a success huddle.