2018 Olympic Winter Games (Women)

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2018 Olympic Winter Games (Women)
Game #4
Preliminary
Final
February 11, 2018 7:10 am EST
Kwandong Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
3
2
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
7
6
18
15
9
24
48

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
14
2 / 7
4

Game Story

CANADA GETS SHUTOUT WIN IN OLYMPIC OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL) scored two goals apiece, sending Canada's Women's Olympic Team to a 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia in its opening game Sunday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Johnston added an assist for a three-point performance, while captain Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) chipped in with three helpers in the win.

Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), one of nine Canadians who made their Olympic debuts, stopped all 18 shots she faced to earn the shutout between the pipes.

Canada controlled the puck in the first period, holding a 15-5 advantage in shots on goal over the Russians, but couldn't find a way past goaltender Nadezhda Morozova, who kept the game scoreless after 20 minutes.

The best chance of the opening period belonged to Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE), who wired a shot off the crossbar behind Morozova with just under eight minutes left in the first.

Johnston needed less than two minutes of the second period to open the scoring; Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) poked the puck into the slot, where Johnston beat Morozova just inside the post.

Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) doubled the lead at 4:13, getting her stick on a Johnston shot for a power-play goal, and Daoust converted a pretty pass from Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) late in the middle frame to make it a 3-0 game.

The Canadians came out firing in the third period, racking up half of their 48 shots on goal in the final stanza.

Johnston added her second goal of the game on the power play at 8:41, absolutely roofing a short-side shot past Morozova, and Daoust poked in a Poulin rebound just over two minutes later to cap the scoring.

The victory runs Canada's Olympic winning streak to 21; it has not lost on the biggest stage in sports since the gold medal game at the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan.

It will look to make it 22 on Tuesday when it faces off against Finland (2:30 a.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT) in the second of three preliminary-round games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Angelina Goncharenko
Cross-Checking (2:00)
01:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Lyudmila Belyakova
Tripping (2:00)
11:00
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston

Assists: Brianne Jenner, Jillian Saulnier
01:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Yekaterina Lovova
Body-Checking (2:00)
04:05
GOAL
Goal: Haley Irwin (power play)

Assists: Rebecca Johnston
04:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Nina Pirogova
Body-Checking (2:00)
09:25
GOAL
Goal: Mélodie Daoust

Assists: Meghan Agosta, Marie-Philip Poulin
15:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Rebecca Johnston
Body-Checking (2:00)
16:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Fanuza Kadirova
Holding (2:00)
19:54
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Nurse
Tripping (2:00)
02:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Maria Batalova
Cross-Checking (2:00)
07:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Angelina Goncharenko
Delay of Game (2:00)
08:17
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston (power play)

Assists: Brigette Lacquette, Marie-Philip Poulin
08:41
GOAL
Goal: Mélodie Daoust

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin
10:44
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Nadezhda Aleksandrova

10:44

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Nadezhda Morozova OAR 50 38 33 5 0.868
Nadezhda Aleksandrova OAR 9 10 10 0 1.000
Ann-Renée Desbiens CAN 60 18 18 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 5 - SVS - 33 - SV% - 0.868
GA 0 - SVS - 18 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ FinlandFIN
Feb 21, 2018
2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 21, 2018
0 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Feb 19, 2018
5 - 0 W vs. Olympic Athletes from RussiaOAR
Feb 19, 2018
6 - 2 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Feb 16, 2018
2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Feb 14, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – OAR 0 (Preliminary)
Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust had two goals each, sending Canada to an Olympic-opening win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – ROY 1 (League)
Daoust had 2G 1A to help Canada to the win in the Esso Series finale.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – FLA 2 (League)
Rougeau and Nurse had 1G 1A each, and Canada hung on for the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 1 (OT) (Exhibition)
Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in the series finale.
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