2018-19 National Women's Team

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2018 4 Nations Cup
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
November 7, 2018 3:00 pm CST
Sasktel Centre
Saskatoon, Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
2
2
3
0
0
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
12
10
30
19
5
7
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
8
1 / 4
6

Game Story

FINNS HOLD ON TO EDGE SWEDES AT 4 NATIONS CUP

ALI WILSON

SASKATOON, Sask. – Riikka Välilä had a goal and an assist in a three-goal first period, and Finland held off a frantic Swedish comeback to earn a 3-2 win in an all-Nordic showdown Wednesday at the 2018 4 Nations Cup.

Sweden came out strong, but Finnish goaltender Jenna Silvonen shut down any and all early opportunities.

Finland quickly took over the first period, outshooting the Swedes 19-8 and scoring three goals, the first of which came when Venla Hovi caught a Jenniina Nylund rebound in front and sent it past netminder Maria Omberg at 6:30.

Annina Rajahuhta found a lane through to Välilä, who went glove side to give Finland a 2-0 lead at 16:10, and Emma Nuutinen converted on a power play late in the opening frame for a three-goal advantage after one.

Nuutinen and Sara Hjalmarsson had the best opportunities for their teams in the second period, but Omberg and Silvonen combined to stop all 17 shots they faced in a scoreless 20 minutes.

Despite Sweden outshooting the Finns 10-7 in the third period, it looked through much of the final stanza that Finland would get its three-goal lead across the finish line. But as the old saying goes – it’s not over ‘til it’s over.

With three minutes left the Swedes put Omberg on the bench for an extra attacker. Lisa Johansson got them on the board to make it 3-1 at 17:16 and Hanna Olsson caught Silvonen out of position just 15 seconds later, hammering in the 3-2 goal.

The Finns thought they had iced the win with an empty-net goal but instead found themselves killing a too-many-players-on-the-ice penalty for the final 72 seconds of the game.

Silvonen and the PK unit stood their ground as time ticked away, helping the Finns clinch the three points.

Following a day off Thursday, preliminary-round action comes to a close when Finland takes on Canada (7:30 p.m. CT) and Sweden meets the United States (3 p.m. CT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Venla Hovi

Assists: Jenniina Nylund, Matilda Nilsson
06:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Riikka Välilä
Tripping (2:00)
09:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Josefine Holmgren
Holding (2:00)
12:02
GOAL
Goal: Riikka Välilä

Assists: Annina Rajahuhta
16:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Mina Waxin
Hooking (2:00)
18:36
GOAL
Goal: Emma Nuutinen (power play)

Assists: Sanni Hakala, Riikka Välilä
18:49
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenni Hiirikoski
Interference (2:00)
05:54
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Josefine Holmgren
Tripping (2:00)
10:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Fanny Rask
Tripping (2:00)
13:07
GOAL
Goal: Lisa Johansson

Assists: Josefine Holmgren
17:16
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Maria Omberg

17:16
GOAL
Goal: Hanna Olsson

Assists: Olivia Carlsson, Lina Ljungblom
17:31
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Jenniina Nylund)
Too Many Players (2:00)
18:48
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Maria Omberg

19:31

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Maria Omberg SWE 57 31 28 3 0.903
Jenna Silvonen FIN 60 30 28 2 0.933

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2018
4 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 10, 2018
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2018
0 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Nov 9, 2018
2 - 3 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 4NC: USA 5 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Fortino and Bourbonnais scored, but Canada finished with silver.
2018 4NC: CAN 3 – FIN 0 (Preliminary)
Daoust and Johnston scored early, helping Canada reach the final.
2018 4NC: USA 2 – CAN 1 (Preliminary)
Gabel scored her first career goal, but Canada finished a goal short.
2018 4NC: CAN 6 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Daoust had two goals and an assist to lead Canada to an opening win.