“The score is really a reflection of the team’s commitment,” said Robb Stauber, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach. “Anyone who watched this game tonight saw a team that was very committed from start to finish. We did so many things right tonight, and it is a great thing to build off of as we continue the tournament.”
Team USA opened the scoring 15 minutes into the opening frame when Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.) netted a power-play goal on a shot that deflected off a Canadian defender.
With 2:50 left in the frame, Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) struck with a slap shot from the top of the right circle, doubling the U.S. lead.
Canada notched the lone goal of the second period 3:07 into play when Rebecca Johnston skated the puck down the right side and tucked a shot right past U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.), cutting the deficit in half.
Just under a minute into the final period, Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) gave the U.S. a two-goal advantage when she put home a loose puck during a net-front scramble.
With 4:29 on the clock, Canada scored a shorthanded goal to bring the team within one goal of Team USA. Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) then fired a wrist shot straight to the back of the net with just under four minutes left, accounting for the 4-2 final.
Rooney stopped 20 of 22 shots in the victory.
Team USA continues Four Nations Cup play Friday (Nov. 10) against Sweden at 6:30 p.m. ET. That contest will be streamed live on HockeyTV.com.
NOTES: The U.S. outshot Canada 30 to 22 … The U.S. Player of the Game was Kendall Coyne … For complete game statistics, click here … The 2017 Four Nations Cup is part of The Time is Now Tour, presented by Toyota, which features the 2017-18 U.S. Women's National Team as it prepares for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. For more information, including the full schedule and ticket information, visit TheTimeisNowTour.com … For full coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Team, click here. Follow along on social media @USAHockey on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook.com/uswomenshockey.
|Tues., Nov. 7||Sweden vs. Canada||Canada 9, Sweden 0||Florida Hospital Center Ice||Wesley Chapel, Fla.||HockeyTV||Tickets Sold At The Door|
|Finland vs. USA||USA 8, Finland 2||Florida Hospital Center Ice||Wesley Chapel, Fla.||HockeyTV||Tickets Sold At The Door|
|Wed., Nov. 8||Sweden vs. Finland||Finland 3, Sweden 1||Florida Hospital Center Ice||Wesley Chapel, Fla.||HockeyTV||Tickets Sold At The Door|
|Canada vs. USA||USA 4, Canada 2||Florida Hospital Center Ice||Wesley Chapel, Fla.||HockeyTV||Sold Out|
|Fri., Nov. 10||Finland vs. Canada||3 p.m.||Florida Hospital Center Ice||Wesley Chapel, Fla.||HockeyTV||Tickets Sold At The Door|
|USA vs. Sweden||6:30 p.m.||Florida Hospital Center Ice||Wesley Chapel, Fla.||HockeyTV||Sold Out|
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|Championship Game||3:30 p.m.||AMALIE Arena||Tampa, Fla.||HockeyTV||AMALIE Arena Ticket Office
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