Monday, April 8, 2013
U.S. in women's world hockey final
OTTAWA -- Hillary Knight scored with just over six minutes to play and the United States advanced to the final of the women's hockey world championships with a 3-0 win over Finland on Monday.
The U.S. will face Canada in Tuesday's championship game. Canada defeated Russia 8-1.
It will be the 15th time Canada and the U.S. have met for gold at the world championships.
Monique Lamoureux and Brianna Decker, with an empty-net goal, also scored for the U.S. Jessie Vetter faced 11 shots.
Noora Raty faced 43 shots for Finland.
Knight took a pass in the crease and, with her back to Raty, kept control of the puck and scored on her backhand.
Less than two minutes later, Lamoureux made it 2-0 as she outwaited Raty and beat her short-side.
Finland will play in the bronze medal game on Tuesday.