The U.S. women’s hockey squad has had four years to live down an overtime loss to archrival Canada in the gold-medal game at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
On Sunday, the crew took to the frost again in its opening match against Finland at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The top-seeded Americans went off to a bumpy start, falling behind in the first age. But they rebounded for a 3-1 victory.
Monique Lamoureux-Morando restrained video games at 1-1 in the second largest interval.
Kendall Coyne notched what would be the winning point in the second period.
Dani Cameranesi tallied an empty-net aim with 13 seconds to play.
On the negative side, the Americans’ striving offense compelled 42 films to reach their tally.
“You would like to come out and score a entire bunch more, but as Finland does, they play very tough, ” U.S. Coach Robb Stauber told Reuters. “We expected it and weren’t surprised to hear it at all.”
But they’ll take it.
“We’ve been focused on Feb. 11, our first activity of this tournament, for the last four years, ” team captain Meghan Duggan had told the Los Angeles Times.