Canada had already beaten Switzerland 12-1 on the opening day in Beijing. There is not much hope in defeating the four-time Olympic champion Swiss athletes. With a score of 10-3 on the scoreboard, Canada finally showed mercy in the semifinals.
This was very exciting in the other conflict between the US and Finland. The reigning champions had already beaten Finland 5-2, but it was very difficult to score in the semifinals.
Despite the numerous opportunities, it took the United States a second period to celebrate. Barnes opened the scoring when the Finns missed a player on the penalty bench.
Yet it was so exciting: twice American and Finnish women even fought. But at the end of the second period, the United States breathed a sigh of relief 2-0.
In the third period, American women turned off the lights completely. Finland gave it all up, still beating 3-1 in the final, but immediately ran into a counter: 4-1.
For the 6th time in 7 editions, the United States and Canada are in the bill for the Olympic final. The United States won in Pyongyang four years ago, but the Canadian women won the Olympic final 3-2, having already beaten the Americans 4-2 in Beijing.
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