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.
With her goal tonight, @HilaryKnight ties the legendary Cammi Granato for the most #WomensWorlds goals in tournament history, with 44.UNREAL. 🇺🇸🐐 pic.twitter.com/0ow4phVtM9— USA Hockey (@usahockey) August 23, 2021
With her goal tonight, @HilaryKnight ties the legendary Cammi Granato for the most #WomensWorlds goals in tournament history, with 44.UNREAL. 🇺🇸🐐 pic.twitter.com/0ow4phVtM9
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.