Today is the second meeting between the U.S. and Russia at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Today’s semifinal game will take place at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. local) at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia. Follow the updates on Twitter @USAHockeyScores and join the conversation by using hashtag #WWC2016. The game will be televised in the United States on NHL Network tomorrow, April 4, at 1 p.m. ET.
The U.S. has an 11-0-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) record all-time against Russia. The last meeting between the two teams took place on Friday in Team USA's final preliminary-round matchup of the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship. In that game, the U.S. defeated Russia, 8-0 as goaltender Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.) stopped all 16 shots she faced in her U.S. Women’s National Team debut. Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) also each netted a pair of goals. With the win, Team USA improved to 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) and secured the top seed in Group A, earning a quarterfinal-round bye. Lamoureux was named the U.S. Player of the Game.
Knight leads the tournament with five goals and has moved into second all-time in goal scoring among Team USA players at this event. She currently has 30 goals in 38 games, trailing only Cammi Granato who scored 44 goals in 43 career games at the Women's World Championship.