Game Report 2219 NWT - 4 Nations Cup
PLAYED AT: Sasktel Centre
Date: Nov 6, 2018
GAME NOTES: U.S. ERASES EARLY DEFICIT, BEATS FINNS IN 4 NATIONS OPENER ALI WILSON SASKATOON, Sask. – A five-goal second period was the difference, leading the United States to a 5-1 win over Finland on Tuesday in the opening game at the 2018 4 Nations Cup. Brianna Decker, Sydney Brodt, Hilary Knight and Dani Cameranesi all had a goal and an assist for the Americans, who finished with a one-sided 49-10 advantage in shots on goal. It was Emma Nuutinen who started the scoring, letting go a shot in the slot that hit an American stick and bounced past goaltender Maddie Rooney for the lone goal of the first period. However, it only took Brianna Decker 13 seconds to tie the game after the puck dropped to start the second, going short-side to beat Finnish netminder Noora Räty and opening the floodgates. Cayla Barnes flew past the Finnish defense to give the U.S. its first lead at 5:21, and Hilary Knight tipped in a shot from Cameranesi just 61 seconds after that to make it a two-goal game. Brodt converted a textbook tic-tac-toe set-up from Decker and Emily Pfalzer to make it 4-1 before Camaranesi knocked in a pass from Hannah Brandt to finish a period that saw the U.S. outshoot Finland 26-5. The offence ran dry in a scoreless third period, as Räty made 14 of her 44 saves. Both teams will see the ice again Wednesday; Finland takes on Sweden at 3 p.m. CT, while the U.S. battles it out against Canada at 7 p.m. CT.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: United States
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Suonpää, Eveliina
G30  Silvonen, Jenna
G31  Räty, Noora
  Rahunen, Isa
  Lindstedt, Rosa
  Hiirikoski, Jenni
  Tapani, Susanna
  Savolainen, Ronja
A Hovi, Venla
 11  Rajahuhta, Annina
 12  Holopainen, Elisa
C13  Välilä, Riikka
 14  Laitinen, Nelli
A15  Tuominen, Minnamari
 18  Nieminen, Petra
 19  Niskanen, Tanja
 20  Nilsson, Matilda
 22  Nuutinen, Emma
 23  Hakala, Sanni
 24  Tulus, Noora
 27  Vainikka, Viivi
 28  Viitasuo, Ella
 32  Nylund, Jenniina
 33  Karvinen, Michelle
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Body-Checking 5:021 5:027:02
1st31 2:00 Delay of Game 11:171 11:1713:17
2nd20 2:00 Body-Checking 2:421 2:424:42
2nd2:00 Body-Checking 8:501 8:5010:50
3rd11 2:00 Holding 6:021 6:028:02
3rd20 2:00 Slashing 11:071 11:0713:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Polusny, Emma
G33  Rigsby, Alex
G35  Rooney, Maddie
  Gardner, Mikaela
  Barnes, Cayla
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 11  Lonergan, Caitrin
 12  Pannek, Kelly
 14  Decker, Brianna
 15  Brodt, Sydney
 19  Marvin, Gigi
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 23  Morin, Sidney
 24  Cameranesi, Dani
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Pankowski, Annie
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 39  Samoskevich, Melissa
   
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 High-Sticking 15:441 15:4413:44
3rd20 2:00 Tripping 6:361 6:368:36
3rd24 2:00 Goaltender Interference 19:181 19:1820:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st8:01  22-19-14            
                
                
                
                
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd:13  14-26-15            
2nd5:21  3-5-28            
2nd6:22  21-24-11            
2nd8:28  15-14-8            
2nd17:58  24-20-21            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND0 / 3
UNITED STATES0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND12 min / 6 inf
UNITED STATES6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
UNITED STATES5 G + 10 A = 15 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1001
UNITED STATES0505
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Räty (60:00) (L)9211444/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Rooney (60:00) (W)2529/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:12:08 PM
  -  End:2:09 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - 4 Nations Cup Game Report.