American women win 4-1 in Finland and meet Canada in Olympic final

The United States Kyle Barnes (3) celebrates after scoring a goal against Finland during the semifinals of the women’s hockey match at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Monday, February 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo / Petr David Josek)

BEIJING (AP) – Hillary Knight gave a goal and a pass, Alex Cavalini stopped 25 shots, and the reigning Olympic champion the United States defeated Finland 4-1 in the semifinals of women’s hockey at the Beijing Games.

It sets up the sixth gold medal fight between the Americans and Canada.

The Canadians took the lead that day after Marie-Philippe Poulin scored twice in a 10-3 victory over Switzerland.

Canada scored five goals in the first period for an Olympic record of 3:24 and reached the championship for the seventh time in seven Olympic tournaments.

Finland will play against Switzerland in the bronze medal match on Wednesday.

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