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U.S. women open 2018 Olympics with 3-1 win over Finland

By @MichaelCaples –

First game. Check.

First win. Check.

The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team took care of business in their first game of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, beating Finland 3-1.

Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Kendall Coyne and Dani Cameranesi scored unanswered goals for Team USA to erase a first-period goal by the Finns and give the Americans an opening-game victory.

Maddie Rooney recorded 23 saves in her Olympic debut. Team USA outshot Finland 42-24 over the duration of the contest.

“I am very thankful for a hard-fought game,” said U.S. Women’s Olympic Team head coach Robb Stauber. “It was tough, and it should be tough to win here. It was a great game for us and now we get to move forward to the next one.”

Megan Keller Watch: Michigan’s lone representative on the roster – Farmington’s Megan Keller – finished with one assist and three shots on goal. Keller, a Hooneybaked and Boston College product, led the U.S. team with 20:32 worth of ice time and she finished +1 on the night. She also had three shots on goal.

Next Up: Team USA will take on Olympic Athletes From Russia on Tuesday – 9:10 p.m. local time/7:10 a.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and streamed on NBCOlympics.com.

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