Knight scores; US beats Finland to advance to gold medal game

Knight scores; US beats Finland to advance to gold medal game

They needed the first shootout in an Olympic women's final to do it, too.

Just 2:25 into the game, Gigi Marvin, who played collegiately for the University of Minnesota scored from the slot, assisted by team captain Meghan Duggan and Amanda Pelkey. It was a hard-fought game full of rookies, as 13 of the US players had never seen Olympic play, although that didn't stop them from playing their way to the top of the podium. "This whole year is for everyone that came before us. It's a new team, we're ready to go".

Lamoureux-Davidson's shootout goal was the talk of the game. She skated in toward the net and buried a wrist shot, making the score 2-2.

Jenner is right. Pyeongchang '18 is just like any other major women's hockey tournament since 1990 - decided by the two superpowers that make up what former Team Canada star Cassie Campbell-Pascall calls "the best rivalry in Olympic sport".

Noora Raty stopped 20 shots, and Petra Nieminen, Susanna Tapani and Linda Valimaki scored for Finland, which also took bronze - behind the USA and Canada - in the inaugural Olympic women's event in 1998.

"If the US wins gold, you're going to have little girls in every National Hockey League market wanting to play", he said. They will face their archrival on Thursday, and the Americans will be trying to win their first gold since 1998 when women's hockey made its Olympic debut.

"It's spectacular to see our team come out and perform that well because there was a lot of pressure", said U.S. coach Robb Stauber. "That shows just in four years how much it had grown and I expect with another four years it will be even bigger". It was a thrilling final.

Wakefield struck again 1:59 into the third and Emily Clark followed 31 seconds later for a 4-0 canada lead, and Rebecca Johnston added another with 5:52 remaining. Agosta and Melodie Daoust scored in the shootout. Jocelyne Larocque took hers off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold.

"It's hard to say".

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"This was really a gold-medal preparation for us".

That's the message across the board if you talk to players or to head coach Laura Schuler. "It's always a great game".

"It was an open-ice hit and you can't body-check in women's hockey so that should have been a penalty", Raty said.

Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for almost two decades after shutting out Finland 5-0 today.

Ice Hockey - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Man's Quarterfinal Match - Canada v Finland - Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea - February 21, 2018 - Goalie Kevin Poulin and Gilbert Brule of Canada celebrate victory.

With the victory the United States will move on to the gold medal game, where it will face either Canada or Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation.

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Defenceman Maxim Noreau scored the game's only goal 55 seconds into the third period, blasting a point shot past Finnish netminder Mikko Koskinen. The Finnish goaltender is considered one of the pre-eminent netminders in the game, stopping 39 shots in the tournament opener to keep the Finns within striking distance until Dani Cameranesi's empty-net goal with 13 seconds left.