Grace Zumwinkle scores first Olympics goal as Team USA blanks the ROC

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Team USA is now 2-0 in the Beijing Olympic women’s hockey tournament following a dominant 5-0 win over the Russian Olympic Committee.

Five different Team USA players scored in the win.

Defender Savannah Harmon had a goal and two assists. She broke the 0-0 tie 12:29 into the game off of a near no-look pass from Hilary Knight.

Knight tallied her first goal of the Olympics at 8:51 into the second period to give Team USA a 2-0 lead. With the goal, she moved past Hall of Famer Cammi Granato and into fourth place on the career Olympic scoring list for the U.S. with 20 career points.

“Whenever you can make it messy in front, put pucks on net, you get an opportunity to score,” said Knight after the second period. “We’re not getting the puck that we’d like, but you have to just keep shooting.”

The U.S. outshot the ROC 62-12 throughout the game, opening up in the third period with 26 shots on goal. Three goals came in a span of 4:47 seconds in the third. Jesse Compher and Alex Carpenter each tallied while Grace Zumwinkle scored her first-ever Olympics goal.

Zumwinkle had a breakout World Championships in August, scoring a goal in each of Team USA’s first two games. On Saturday, she continued to showcase why she’s the future of Team USA.

“We were working well as a team, but it didn’t really come until the third period,” said Compher.

Nicole Hensley was in net for the U.S. after Maddie Rooney helped Team USA beat Finland on Thursday. Hensley played well, stopping all 12 shots she faced to secure the shutout.

Team USA is back in action on Sunday, taking on Switzerland at 8:10 a.m. ET.