Canada will meet their rivals, the United States, in Thursday's gold-medal game, which will actually start at 11 p.m. Wednesday local time.
Finland jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the early portion of the second period after two goals by Petri Kontiola and one by rising defenseman Miro Heiskanen.
The Americans opened these games a 2-1 loss to Canada wrapping up pool play.
Canada will face the United States for gold in women's hockey - and even though this matchup could have been predicted months ago, the rebooting of one of the game's most electrifying rivalries means it's likely worth the wait. With under two minutes left in the first period, Dani Cameranesi capitalized on a turnover by scoring Team USA's second goal of the period.
Jennifer Wakefield scored twice and Shannon Szabados stopped 14 shots to lead Canada to its sixth Olympic gold medal game - that's every single one since women were added to the Winter Games in 1998.
As they did for Sochi, the Canadian women played nearly 30 games this winter against male triple-A teams in the Alberta Midget Hockey League prior to arriving in South Korea.
"Being able to finish the way we did is really good momentum leading in to the next game", Canada's Melodie Daoust said.
No matter which goaltender Canada goes with, however, the US must win the goaltender battle to win gold. "This is what we worked for, the chance to play for this gold medal".
That it was expected for four years - let alone the four games each have played while here - will only enhance the feeling when these two hockey superpowers collide yet again. It's outstanding to look back and go, 2010, we were there.
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"Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation battle hard, they're really good with their sticks, they play the body a lot", Jenner said.
The Russian team is not allowed to wear their traditional red, white and blue in Pyeongchang as part of the punishment meted out by the International Olympic Committee for alleged state-sponsored doping in Sochi.
"We had, I think, our best game today".
Cameranesi finished with two goals and an assist, and the Americans enter the gold medal-match having outscored their opponents, 14-3, through four games.
"You train four years for this one game", Monique Lamoureux-Morando told NBC after the win. "So we're going to be focused on those things". "The other nights we had 44, 50 etc and we didn't score as much".
Though the four straight snowboarding golds the Americans won in the first week of the Games - by Red Gerard, Jamie Anderson, Chloe Kim and Shaun White on successive days - were at times electrifying, another win outsides the extreme genre would be nice. We'll evaluate what we see in film to see what we can get better at. "This team is full passion and energy and excitement".
"Teams respect our speed and our skill", Stauber said.
"They give me energy, just like my family gives me energy, " she said.
He said after Monday's win that he watches his players closely and believes they are exactly where they need to be - mentally and physically - to succeed. "I can't forget the first game - the moment they stepped onto the ice".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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