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GAMEDAY: Team USA Takes On Finland at WWC

By, 04/03/17, 6:00AM EDT


Faceoff slated for 7:30 p.m. ET; Watch live on

GAME DAY: Today is the first meeting between the U.S. and Finland at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship, taking place at 7:30 p.m. ET at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The game will be streamed live on It will also be televised in the United States on NHL Network on delay at 10 a.m. tomorrow (April 4). Follow the live updates on Twitter @USAHockey and join the conversation by using the hashtag #2017WWC. Prior to the 2017 IIHF WWC, the last meeting between the two teams at the women’s worlds was on March 29, 2016, as the U.S. defeated Finland, 2-1, in the preliminary round.  

SHUTTING THE DOOR: The U.S. Women’s National Team has gone five consecutive games in IIHF Women’s World Championship play without allowing a goal, dating back to of the first period on March 29, 2016 against Finland. It was the only goal allowed in a 2-1 victory. Team USA has outscored its opponents 27-0 during that time. The streak spans 354 minutes and 57 seconds.

USWNT Shutout Streak

April 1, 2017 Russia Preliminary W, 7-0
March 31, 2017 Canada Preliminary W, 2-0
April 4, 2016 Canada Gold-Medal Game W, 1-0
April 3, 2016 Russia Semifinal W, 9-0
March 31, 2016 Russia Preliminary W, 8-0

USA vs. FINLAND: In the IIHF Women’s World Championship, Team USA has a 14-0-0-1-1 record (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) overall against Finland. Since losing to Finland, 1-0, on April 8, 2008, the U.S. has won six consecutive games by an overall score of 31-4. Prior to this tournament, the last time the U.S. and Finland met in an international tournament was during the 2016 Four Nations Cup in Vierumaki, Finland There, the U.S. defeated Finland, 4-0, on Nov. 2.

LOOKING BACK: Seven different players recorded multi-point games, including two-goal efforts by Kendall CoyneBrianna Decker and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, as Team USA defeated Russia, 7-0. Maddie Rooney made 14 saves while picking up the victory in her USWNT debut. For a complete recap, click here.  

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Event Info/Tickets

Date Opponent Round Time (ET)/Result U.S. Player of Game
Fri., March 31 Canada Preliminary W, 2-0 Nicole Hensley
Sat., April 1 Russia Preliminary W, 7-0 Kendall Coyne
Mon., April 3 Finland Preliminary W, 5-3 Hannah Brandt
Thurs., April 6 Germany Semifinal W, 11-0 Kendall Coyne
Fri., April 7 Canada Gold-Medal Game W, 3-2 OT Kacey Bellamy


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