In the 2021 Ice Hockey Women's World Championship, the defending champion U.S. team blanked 2019 silver medalist Finland 3-0 in Aug. 22 at Calgary's WinSport Arena, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) website.
Power forward Hilary Knight tied fellow U.S. icon Cammi Granato's all-time IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Worlds goals record (44) with her third-period marker. Knight grew up idolizing Granato and shares her #21 jersey number.
Grace Zumwinkle and Kelly Pannek also scored for the unbeaten Americans, who also beat Switzerland on Aug. 20.
It was the first encounter between these two rivals since the U.S. controversially edged Finland 2-1 in a shootout in the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship gold-medal game.
The U.S. team will face the ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) squad Aug. 24.