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2019 Worlds: Day 4 Recap

USA rolls post Switzerland; Sweden notches a comeback win over France

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 3
Pernilla Winberg scored the game-winning goal against France on Sunday in round-robin play.
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Group A

USA beats Switzerland, 8-0

Goals

  • United States - Alex Carpenter, Dani Cameranesi (2), Megan Keller (2), Amanda Kessel (2), Hilary Knight
  • Switzerland - n/a

Team USA cruised to a victory against the Swiss to stay in control of Group A heading into their final game of preliminary round play. Phoebe Stänz was named the Player of the Game for Switzerland, and Keller for the United States. Janine Alder remained in net all game for the Swiss and made 41 saves, despite the onslaught of goals from the American attack.

IIHF Recap

Group A standings after Day 4

Rank Country Wins Loses OT Wins Points Goals for Goals against
Rank Country Wins Loses OT Wins Points Goals for Goals against
1 United States 3 0 0 9 17 4
2 Canada 1 1 0 3 8 3
3 Finland 1 1 0 3 6 6
4 Russia 1 1 0 3 2 5
5 Switzerland 0 3 0 0 1 16

Group B

Sweden beats France, 2-1

Goals

  • Sweden - Melinda Olsson, Pernilla Winberg
  • France - Lara Escudero

Sweden desperately needed a win in this one to avoid relegation, and they got one in a nail-biter against the French. Escudero actually opened the scoring in the first, France’s best period of the game; they put up 10 shots on goal in the first 20 minutes and 10 for the rest of the game. Sweden came storming back in the second, netting two goals to gain a 2-1 lead and outshooting the French, 15-4. Caroline Baldin turned in another great performance for Team France, stopping 38 shots to keep it a one-goal game.

IIHF Recap

Group B standings after Day 4

Rank Country Wins Loses OT Wins Points Goals for Goals against
Rank Country Wins Loses OT Wins Points Goals for Goals against
1 Czech Republic 2 0 0 6 8 4
2 Germany 1 0 1 5 5 3
3 Sweden 1 2 0 4 6 8
4 Japan 1 1 0 3 5 3
5 France 0 3 0 0 2 8