After being stymied by Finland goalie Noora Raty for two and a half periods, Team Canada rattled off three goals in a span of roughly seven minutes to pull away late for a 3-0 win in women’s hockey.
The dam finally broke for the three-time defending Olympic champions at the 9:27 mark of the third period, when Meghan Agosta-Marciano rifled a loose puck past Raty’s shoulder for a power play goal.
Just less than three minutes later, Jayna Hefford added insurance for the Canadians when she too popped one in past Raty’s shoulder to make it 2-0 Canada.
Rebecca Johnston added the third goal at 16:36 in the third, with assists from Hefford and Marie-Philip Poulin.
Canada tripled Finland on shots, 42-14, but Raty was still able to frustrate the champs for much of the contest. She managed to stop 39 shots today after stopping 40 in a loss last weekend against the U.S.
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WOMEN’S HOCKEY – ROUND ROBIN
CANADA 3, FINLAND 0
9:27 – Meghan Agosta-Marciano, unassisted, power play (CAN 1-0)
12:24 – Jayna Hefford, unassisted (CAN 2-0)
16:36 – Rebecca Johnston, assisted by Hefford and Marie-Philip Poulin (CAN 3-0)
CAN – Shannon Szabados, 14 saves on 14 shots
FIN – Noora Raty, 39 saves on 42 shots