IHLC Results – United States 6-2 Sweden – Nov. 4, 2015

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🇺🇸 United States 6-2 Sweden 🇸🇪
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Sundsvall Energi Arena, Sundsvall 🇸🇪
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Sweden, 6-2, here today at the 2015 Four Nations Cup.

Hilary Knight and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson both registered a pair of goals while Brianna Decker and Kelli Stack added two points each. Decker tallied one goal and one assist and Stack registered a pair of assists. Nine players overall had at least one point in the victory. Alex Rigsby stopped nine of 11 shots she faced to earn the victory.

“We had a tough start to the game but we regained our composure to earn the win,” said Ken Klee, head coach of the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Team. “We got better as the game went on and we’ll take the win to start the tournament. We’ll now turn our attention to playing Canada tomorrow.”

Sweden scored 11 seconds into the opening period but Lamoureux-Davidson responded with her first goal of the game just 1:40 later to tie the game, 1-1. On the play, Lamoureux-Davidson skated down the boards and cut into the slot from the left circle before firing a shot past the Swedish goaltender.

Both teams traded another set of goals to knot the game, 2-2, with Decker scoring for the U.S. off a redirection of a Kacey Bellamy point shot at 7:25.

Knight buried her first of the game at 9:41 after Decker worked the puck free in the corner and dished it to Kendall Coyne who found Knight in the slot. Knight notched her second goal at 17:34 to put the U.S. up 4-2 heading into the first intermission.

During the second stanza, Meghan Duggan extended the U.S. lead to 5-2 with a power play goal at 12:35. Emily Pflazer started the play with a pass down low to Stack near the goal line, who then fed the puck across the crease to Duggan who tucked it home.

At 14:36, Lamoureux-Davidson added a shorthanded goal off a long shot from her own blueline that fooled Sweden’s goaltender and went in over her blocker.

After a scoreless third period, the game ended at 6-2 with the U.S. outshooting Sweden 41-11.

Team USA is back in action tomorrow (November 5) against Canada.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:11 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Hedengren (Johansson)
01:51 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – J. Lamoureux
04:18 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Olsson (Carlsson, Fallman)
07:25 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Decker (Bellamy)
09:41 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Knight (Coyne, Decker)
10:31 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Fallman, cross checking
16:44 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Hickel, tripping
16:49 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Winberg, hooking
17:34 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Knight (M. Lamoureux, Stack)

2nd Period
27:08 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Darkangelo, holding
31:07 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Carlsson, cross checking
32:35 – 🇺🇸 PP GOAL – Duggan (Stack, Pfalzer)
33:07 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Hickel, roughing
34:36 – 🇺🇸 SH GOAL – J. Lamoureux
36:14 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Bäcklin, body checking
39:16 – 🇺🇸 PEN – team, too many players

3rd Period
43:03 – 🇸🇪 PEN – team, too many players
44:01 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Anderson, slashing
48:07 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Eliasson, body checking

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇺🇸 Rigsby (9-11)
L: 🇸🇪 Grahn (36-42)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇺🇸 13+10+19 = 42
🇸🇪 3+3+5 = 11

ROSTERS
🇺🇸 Goaltenders: Alex Rigsby, Jessie Vetter. Defence: Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Monique Lamoureux (A), Gigi Marvin, Emily Pfalzer, Anne Schleper. Forwards: Stephanie Anderson, Kendall Coyne, Shiann Darkangelo, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Zoe Hickel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Presley Norby, Amanda Pelkey, Kelli Stack, Allie Thunstrom.
🇸🇪 Goaltenders: Sara Grahn, Minatsu Murase. Defence: Lina Bäcklin, Linnéa Bäckman, Emma Eliasson, Johanna Fällman, Johanna Olofsson, Emilia Ramboldt, Annie Svedin (A). Forwards: Jenni Asserholt (C), Olivia Carlsson, Lisa Hedengren, Lisa Johansson, Sabina Küller, Maria Lindh, Hanna Lindqvist, Emma Nordin, Hanna Olsson, Fanny Rask, Erica Udén Johansson, Pernilla Winberg (A).

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES (C) vs. SWEDEN 🇸🇪
current champion
(since 03/28/2015)
Last Title 09/03/2011
103 All-Time Wins
10
13 wins Head-To-Head
1 win
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. SWE)
🇺🇸 USA 10-2 SWE 🇸🇪 – 11/10/2000 – FNC – Provo 🇺🇸
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. SWE)
🇺🇸 USA 9-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 04/20/2011 – WWC – Winterthur 🇨🇭
Last IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 7-5 CAN 🇨🇦 – 04/04/2015 – WWC – Malmö 🇸🇪 🏅
Next IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 3-0 CAN 🇨🇦 – 11/05/2015 – FNC – Kovland 🇸🇪

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockey – IIHFHHOFIOC

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