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Team USA beats Finland 5-0

Meghan Duggan #10 of the United States checks Noora Tulus #24 of Finland into the boards during the Ice Hockey Women Play-offs Semifinals on day 10 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 19, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

USA women's hockey team defeats Finland 5–0

Four years after a devastating overtime loss in the final game in Sochi, and 20 years after their only Olympic championship in women’s hockey, Team USA is back at the doorstep of a gold medal.

The Americans roared past Finland in the semifinal here on Monday, scoring two goals in the first period, two in the second and one in the third. They allowed only 14 shots in front of 20-year-old goalie Maddie Rooney. Team USA has now earned a medal in each of the six Olympic Games in which it has competed, with one gold in 1998, three silvers and one bronze in 2006.

Eric Adelson