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U.S. tops Finland in women's hockey

Updated: February 9, 2014, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- The puck bounced off Kelli Stack's chest, and before it could flutter back to the ice she bunted it out of the air, past Finland goalie Noora Raty and into the net.

"An 'oops' goal," Finnish coach Mika Pieniniemi called it.

And it was just what the Americans needed.

Hilary Knight scored 53 seconds into the game and assisted on Alex Carpenter's second-period goal as the United States turned back third-seeded Finland 3-1 to open the women's hockey tournament ...

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