The United States cruised past Switzerland 3-0 Friday night to kick off the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship.
Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Schofield each notched a goal and an assist, helping the U.S. to a comfortable opening-night win.
Blink & you’ll miss this FILTHY connection by Brianna Decker & Kendall Coyne Schofield! 😱2-0 #TeamUSA! #WomensWorlds pic.twitter.com/GTFE7xwvlh— USA Hockey (@usahockey) August 21, 2021
Blink & you’ll miss this FILTHY connection by Brianna Decker & Kendall Coyne Schofield! 😱2-0 #TeamUSA! #WomensWorlds pic.twitter.com/GTFE7xwvlh
The U.S. kept the pressure up throughout the game, out-shooting Switzerland, 58-10.
On the other side of the puck, Alex Cavallini recorded her first shutout of the tournament, stopping all ten of Switzerland’s shots.
“I thought it was a great game and we’re really excited about the result, but also in how we played as a team,” said coach Joel Johnson.
The United States will next play Finland on Sunday at 9:30 pm ET, airing on the NHL Network.