2018-19 National Women's Team

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2018 4 Nations Cup
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
November 6, 2018 12:00 pm CST
Sasktel Centre
Saskatoon, Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
0
5
0
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
5
2
10
9
26
14
49

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
12
0 / 6
6

Game Story

U.S. ERASES EARLY DEFICIT, BEATS FINNS IN 4 NATIONS OPENER

ALI WILSON

SASKATOON, Sask. – A five-goal second period was the difference, leading the United States to a 5-1 win over Finland on Tuesday in the opening game at the 2018 4 Nations Cup.

Brianna Decker, Sydney Brodt, Hilary Knight and Dani Cameranesi all had a goal and an assist for the Americans, who finished with a one-sided 49-10 advantage in shots on goal.

It was Emma Nuutinen who started the scoring, letting go a shot in the slot that hit an American stick and bounced past goaltender Maddie Rooney for the lone goal of the first period.

However, it only took Brianna Decker 13 seconds to tie the game after the puck dropped to start the second, going short-side to beat Finnish netminder Noora Räty and opening the floodgates.

Cayla Barnes flew past the Finnish defense to give the U.S. its first lead at 5:21, and Hilary Knight tipped in a shot from Cameranesi just 61 seconds after that to make it a two-goal game.

Brodt converted a textbook tic-tac-toe set-up from Decker and Emily Pfalzer to make it 4-1 before Camaranesi knocked in a pass from Hannah Brandt to finish a period that saw the U.S. outshoot Finland 26-5.

The offence ran dry in a scoreless third period, as Räty made 14 of her 44 saves.

Both teams will see the ice again Wednesday; Finland takes on Sweden at 3 p.m. CT, while the U.S. battles it out against Canada at 7 p.m. CT.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nelli Laitinen
Body-Checking (2:00)
05:02
GOAL
Goal: Emma Nuutinen

Assists: Tanja Niskanen, Nelli Laitinen
08:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Noora Räty (Served by Annina Rajahuhta)
Delay of Game (2:00)
11:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
High-Sticking (2:00)
15:44
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brianna Decker

Assists: Kendall Coyne Schofield, Sydney Brodt
00:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Matilda Nilsson
Body-Checking (2:00)
02:42
GOAL
Goal: Cayla Barnes

Assists: Megan Keller, Amanda Kessel
05:21
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight

Assists: Dani Cameranesi, Caitrin Lonergan
06:22
GOAL
Goal: Sydney Brodt

Assists: Brianna Decker, Emily Pfalzer
08:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Isa Rahunen
Body-Checking (2:00)
08:50
GOAL
Goal: Dani Cameranesi

Assists: Hannah Brandt, Hilary Knight
17:58
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Annina Rajahuhta
Holding (2:00)
06:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Hannah Brandt
Tripping (2:00)
06:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Matilda Nilsson
Slashing (2:00)
11:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Dani Cameranesi
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
19:18

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Noora Räty FIN 60 49 44 5 0.898
Maddie Rooney USA 60 10 9 1 0.900

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

4 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 10, 2018
5 - 2 W vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 10, 2018
0 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Nov 9, 2018
5 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 9, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2018
2 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Nov 7, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 4NC: USA 5 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Fortino and Bourbonnais scored, but Canada finished with silver.
2018 4NC: CAN 3 – FIN 0 (Preliminary)
Daoust and Johnston scored early, helping Canada reach the final.
2018 4NC: USA 2 – CAN 1 (Preliminary)
Gabel scored her first career goal, but Canada finished a goal short.
2018 4NC: CAN 6 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Daoust had two goals and an assist to lead Canada to an opening win.