LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Liz Keady and Krissy Wendell had two
goals apiece to lead the United States to a 6-1 victory Wednesday
night over Finland in the opening round of the Four Nations Cup
The U.S. team, with Chanda Gunn in goal, outshot the Finns 44-14
and scored twice in each period.
Jenny Potter and Andrea Kilbourne also scored for the United
States against Heidi Wiik.
Sari Fisk had the only goal for Finland, in the second period.
Earlier, Canada beat Sweden 3-2 on Danielle Goyette's goal with
less than two minutes to play.
The Americans beat Canada 2-1 in last year's final in a shootout
that required 22 shots to decide the outcome.
Goyette pushed a backhand shot past Swedish goaltender Kim
Martin at 18:44 of the third period in the tournament opener.
Sweden had tied the game about four minutes earlier on Gunilla
Andersson's power-play goal from the point.
Hayley Wickenheiser and Vicky Sunohara also scored for Canada,
and Jayna Hefford had three assists.
Sami Jo Small, a last-minute replacement for an ailing Kim St.
Pierre, stopped 10 of 12 shots for Canada. Maria Rooth also scored
for Sweden with a power-play goal.