U.S. women's hockey wins Olympic opener against Finland

Four years on from losing the gold medal game in Sochi to rivals, Canada, the U.S. women’s hockey team opened its Olympic tournament with a solid win over Finland. After something of a rocky start, in which they fell behind in the first period, the Americans rebounded to eventually emerge as 3-1 winners.

<p>Jocelyne Lamoureux #17 of the United States in action during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game against Finland on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Jocelyne Lamoureux #17 of the United States in action during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game against Finland on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Players from the United States gather in front of the goal before the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Ronald Martinez/Pool Photo via AP) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Players from the United States gather in front of the goal before the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Ronald Martinez/Pool Photo via AP)

<p>Kacey Bellamy #22 of the United States collides with Minnamari Tuominen #15 of Finland during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Kacey Bellamy #22 of the United States collides with Minnamari Tuominen #15 of Finland during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

<p>Mira Jalosuo of Finland, checks Haley Skarupa of the United States during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game between Finland and the United States on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo byGrigory Dukor – Pool/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Mira Jalosuo of Finland, checks Haley Skarupa of the United States during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game between Finland and the United States on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo byGrigory Dukor – Pool/Getty Images)

<p>Madeline Rooney #35 of the United States lays on the ice after a play against Team Finland during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Madeline Rooney #35 of the United States lays on the ice after a play against Team Finland during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

<p>Monique Lamoureux-Morando (7), of the United States, takes a punch from Rosa Lindstedt (4), of Finland, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Monique Lamoureux-Morando (7), of the United States, takes a punch from Rosa Lindstedt (4), of Finland, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

<p>Dani Cameranesi, of the United States, shoots a goal against Finland during the third period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Dani Cameranesi, of the United States, shoots a goal against Finland during the third period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

<p>Noora Raty (41), of Finland, blocks a shot by Hilary Knight (21), of the United States, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Noora Raty (41), of Finland, blocks a shot by Hilary Knight (21), of the United States, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

<p>Goalie Noora Raty (41), of Finland, blocks a shot by Kendall Coyne (26), of the United States, as Linda Valimaki (10) defends during the first period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Goalie Noora Raty (41), of Finland, blocks a shot by Kendall Coyne (26), of the United States, as Linda Valimaki (10) defends during the first period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

<p>Team United States celebrates defeating Team Finland 3-1 in the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) </p>
U.S. women’s hockey beats Finland

Team United States celebrates defeating Team Finland 3-1 in the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round – Group A game on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 11, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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