Women's Ice Hockey Game Summary

2018 Olympic Winter Games (Women)

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2018 Olympic Winter Games (Women)
Game #7
Preliminary
Final
February 13, 2018 2:40 am EST
Kwandong Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
2
2
0
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
5
13
23
14
10
8
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
10
0 / 5
8

Game Story

CANADA BEATS FINNS, STAYS PERFECT IN PRELIMS

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) and Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL) had a goal and an assist apiece to pace the offence, helping Canada's Women's Olympic Team earn a 4-1 win over Finland on Tuesday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The Canadians took a huge step towards clinching a semifinal spot with their 22nd-straight Olympic win.

The line of Agosta, Daoust and captain Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) has been lights-out for Canada; they combined for three goals and five points against the Finns, and have 11 points through two games.

The trio needed only 35 seconds to open the scoring; Daoust picked off a pass in the neutral zone before setting up Agosta for the tap-in with a perfect cross-crease feed.

Poulin made it a 2-0 game late in the first period, capitalizing on a turnover deep in the Finnish zone and going upstairs on the backhand to beat goaltender Noora Räty with an unassisted effort.

Video review confirmed the goal, sending Canada to the dressing room up two.

Daoust, who scored twice in a tournament-opening win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia, added her third of the tournament just past the eight-minute mark of the second period, wiring a wrist shot to the far side past a screened Räty.

Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) made good on a breakaway with less than two minutes left in the middle frame to extend the Canadian lead to 4-0 after 40 minutes.

The Finns picked up their game in the third period, recording 13 of their 23 shots in the final stanza, but Canadian netminder Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.) was up to the task, keeping her team comfortably ahead.

Riikka Valila knocked a rebound past Szabados at 7:17 of the third to ruin the shutout, but that would be it for offence from the Scandinavians.

Canada wraps up the preliminary round on Wednesday night (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), taking on the United States in another meeting of the only two countries to win Olympic women's hockey gold.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Mélodie Daoust
00:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Susanna Tapani
Body-Checking (2:00)
03:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
Body-Checking (2:00)
05:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Jennifer Wakefield
Slashing (2:00)
11:19
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

17:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Isa Rahunen
Holding (2:00)
18:52
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Mélodie Daoust

Assists: Laura Fortino, Meghan Agosta
08:17
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Jennifer Wakefield)
Too Many Players (2:00)
15:17
GOAL
Goal: Jillian Saulnier

Assists: Rebecca Johnston
18:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Clark
Slashing (2:00)
19:43
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sara Säkkinen
Body-Checking (2:00)
02:22
GOAL
Goal: Riikka Välilä

Assists: Susanna Tapani, Michelle Karvinen
07:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Ronja Savolainen
Body-Checking (2:00)
08:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Linda Välimäki
Cross-Checking (2:00)
10:10
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Noora Räty

19:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Noora Räty FIN 56 32 28 4 0.875
Shannon Szabados CAN 60 23 22 1 0.957

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 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

3 - 2 W vs. Olympic Athletes from RussiaOAR
Feb 21, 2018
2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 21, 2018
0 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Feb 18, 2018
5 - 0 W vs. Olympic Athletes from RussiaOAR
Feb 19, 2018
7 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Feb 17, 2018
2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Feb 14, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – OAR 0 (Preliminary)
Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust had two goals each, sending Canada to an Olympic-opening win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – ROY 1 (League)
Daoust had 2G 1A to help Canada to the win in the Esso Series finale.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – FLA 2 (League)
Rougeau and Nurse had 1G 1A each, and Canada hung on for the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 1 (OT) (Exhibition)
Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in the series finale.
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