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Hilary Knight ties goals record as U.S. keeps rolling at world championship

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Hilary Knight is one goal away from becoming the all-time leading goal scorer at the Women’s World Hockey Championship.

Knight scored once to help the U.S. women’s national team defeat Finland 3-0 in the preliminary round at the IIHF World Championship in Calgary. It was Knight’s 44th goal in the tournament, tying her with former U.S. star Cammi Granato as the all-time goal scorer in world championship history.

Additionally, Knight moved within three points of Granato’s record of 78 all-time points.

Grace Zumwinkle and Kelly Pannek also scored in the win, contributing to Team USA’s astounding 39 shots on goal. Goalkeeper Nicole Hensley made 10 saves as the five-time defending champions improved to 2-0 in Group A and Finland dropped to 0-2.

The U.S. next plays Russia on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET.