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Game Day: U.S. Faces Off Against Russian Olympic Committee

By USA Hockey, 02/04/22, 7:00PM EST

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Puck drop set for 8:10 a.m. ET on USA Network; live stream via NBC Sports

The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team is set to continue its Olympic program on Saturday, as the team looks to move to 2-0-0-0 in preliminary-round play with a meeting against the ROC. Puck drop is slated for 9:10 p.m. local time and 8:10 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on USA Network.

The game will also be available to stream live on Peacock (premium tier), NBCOlympics.com (with cable authentication) and NBC Sports app (with cable authentication).

TONIGHT'S MATCHUP

The U.S. continues Olympic play against the ROC tonight, marking the second game of a stretch of three games in four days. The two teams have met twice before in Olympic play, with the U.S. winning both contests.

  • Feb. 13, 2018 -- USA 5, ROC 0
  • Feb. 16, 2010 -- USA 13, ROC 0

Prior to today's meeting, the two teams last met in the 2021 IIHF Women's World Championship, with the U.S. winning the preliminary-round contest, 6-0.

LAST TIME OUT

Team USA opened Olympic play on Feb. 3 with a decisive victory over Finland, 5-2. Kendall Coyne Schofield and Alex Carpenter each tallied two goals for the winning side. Amanda Kessel also tallied a goal as Maddie Rooney recorded the win in net, stopping 10 of 12 shots. Team USA outshot Finland, 52-12, as Abby Roque, Savannah Harmon, Jesse Compher and Jincy Dunne all recorded their first Olympic points.

SCORING QUICK

Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.) recorded two goals in 1:04 during the second period of Team USA's 5-2 victory over Finland. Nine different U.S. players tallied a point in that contest. 

STARTING STRONG

With Thursday's victory, Team USA moved to 7-0-0-0 all time in the opening game of Olympic play.

  • Feb. 3, 2022 -- USA 5, Finland 2
  • Feb. 11, 2018 -- USA 3, Finland 1
  • Feb. 8, 2014 -- USA 3, Finland 1
  • Feb. 14, 2010 -- USA 12, China 1
  • Feb. 10, 2006 -- USA 6, Switzerland 0
  • Feb. 12, 2002 -- USA 10, Germany 0
  • Feb. 8, 1998 --  USA 5, China 0

KNIGHT FOURTH IN U.S. OLYMPIC HISTORY IN POINTS

Forward Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) has at least one point in each of the last five games, one at the Olympics and five the U.S. played heading into the Olympics. A four-time Olympian, Knight is no stranger to the big stage with 18 Olympic points (six goals, 12 assists), tied for fourth-most in U.S. Olympic women's hockey history.

KNIGHT SECOND IN U.S. OLYMPIC HISTORY IN ASSISTS

Following her assist on Kendall Coyne Schofield's (Palos Heights, Ill.) second goal in a 5-2 contest against Finland, Hilary Knight moved into second all time on the U.S. Olympic assist list. She sits tied with Julie Chu for 12.

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