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Former Badgers contributing to women's hockey victories in South Korea

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The United States women's hockey team has rallied to beat Finland 3-1 to remain perfect when opening an Olympic tournament.

Finland stunned the Americans with 5.8 seconds left in the first. Hovi Venla scored on a wrister from the slot giving the Finns a 1-0 lead.

Monique Lamoureux-Morando tied it up for the Americans. She dug the puck out of the corner and skated in front of the net where goalie Noora Raty stopped Lamoureux-Morando's backhander. Then the forward scored off the rebound past the Finn goalie's right skate at 8:58 in the second.

The Americans took a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal at 11:29. Former Wisconsin Badger Hilary Knight passed to Kendall Coyne, who put a one-timer top shelf from the edge of the right circle.

Dani Cameranesi sealed it with an empty netter with 13 seconds left.

Meanwhile, the Canadian women have kicked off their "Drive for Five" in dominating fashion.

Rebecca Johnston scored two goals and an assist as Canada shut out the Russians 5-0 Sunday night in the country's quest to keep its golden grip on women's hockey in the Olympics.

Canada has won four straight gold medals, the last at Sochi after trailing 0-2 in the women's final. The country that takes credit for creating hockey came to the Kwangdon Hockey Centre looking for Canada's fifth consecutive gold in the only color that's accepted back home.

Only Russian goalie Nadezhda Morozova kept her teammates in a scoreless game by stopping 15 shots in the first. She was chased with 9:16 left after giving up her fifth goal.

Melodie Daoust had two goals, and Haley Irwin added one of her own.  Former Badger Ann-Renee Desbiens had 18 saves in the shutout victory.

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