2018-19 National Women's Team

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2018 4 Nations Cup
Game #5
Preliminary
Final
November 9, 2018 3:00 pm CST
Sasktel Centre
Saskatoon, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
6
9
20
17
15
8
40

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
4
1 / 0
6

Game Story

U.S. BEATS SWEDEN, WILL PLAY FOR 4 NATIONS GOLD

ALI WILSON

SASKATOON, Sask. – Sydney Brodt, Melissa Samoskevich and Hannah Brandt scored first-period goals, helping the United States finish a perfect preliminary round and book a spot in the gold medal game at the 2018 4 Nations Cup with a 5-1 win over Sweden on Friday afternoon.

The Americans will play for gold Saturday night (8 p.m. CT, TSN) against whoever wins the preliminary-round finale between Canada and Finland.

Kendall Coyne Schofield got the play started on the opening goal, forcing a turnover at the U.S. blue-line. Her shot was turned away by goaltender Emma Söderberg, but Boldt buried the rebound just 4:25 in.

Samoskevich scored shorthanded just over four minutes later, and Hilary Knight found Brandt through traffic in the last minute of the period to give the Americans a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.

U.S. captain Brianna Decker added a fourth goal early in the second period, stepping around a pair of Swedish defenders before going top shelf for a power-play goal, but Sabina Kuller answered back for the Scandinavians, letting go a shot just inside the blue-line that ended the shutout for U.S. goaltender Emma Polusny.

Dani Cameranesi scored the lone goal of the third period, one-timing a quick shot past Söderberg after a won face-off by Brandt.

The loss confirms a spot in the bronze-medal game for the Swedes, who will face the loser of the Canada-Finland game on Saturday afternoon (3 p.m. CT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Sydney Brodt

Assists: Kendall Coyne Schofield
04:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Decker
High-Sticking (2:00)
08:10
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Melissa Samoskevich

Assists: Gigi Marvin
08:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessica Adolfsson
Body-Checking (2:00)
15:26
GOAL
Goal: Hannah Brandt

Assists: Hilary Knight
19:20
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dani Cameranesi
Holding (2:00)
01:45
GOAL
Goal: Brianna Decker (power play)

Assists: Sidney Morin
02:00
GOAL
Goal: Sabina Kuller

Assists: Maja Nylen-Persson
06:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Sabina Kuller
Body-Checking (2:00)
09:58
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kacey Bellamy
Body-Checking (2:00)
03:44
GOAL
Goal: Dani Cameranesi

Assists: Hilary Knight
08:11

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Emma Söderberg SWE 60 40 35 5 0.875
Emma Polusny USA 60 20 19 1 0.950

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2018
5 - 2 W vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 10, 2018
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2018
5 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 9, 2018
2 - 3 L @ FinlandFIN
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.