(SOCHI, RUSSIA) — Hilary Knight scored less than a minute into the first period to help the U.S. women’s hockey team defeat Finland 3-1 in the opening match of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games tournament.
The Americans scored twice in the second period on goals from Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter. Carpenter gave the USA its first power play goal of the tournament.
Finland’s Susanna Tapani scored on a power play at 55:22 to break up the shutout.
USA continues Group A play on Monday, February 10, when they take on Switzerland.
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