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2022 Olympics: Feb. 7 recap

Finland upset, and Denmark gets first Olympic win

Ice Hockey - Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Day 3 Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Denmark defeats Czechia, 3-2

Group B

Goal Scorers

Czech: Aneta Tejralova, Katerina Mrazova,
Denmark: Josefine Jakobsen, Michelle Weis, Silke Glud

With this win, Denmark officially gets their first Olympic win ever!

Sweden beats China, 2-1

Group B

Goal Scorers

Sweden: Felizia Wikner-Zienkiewicz, Josefin Bouveng

China: Mulan Kang

Switzerland beats Finland, 3-2

Group A

Goal Scorers

Switzerland: Lara Christen, Dominique Ruegg, Lara Stalder
Finland: Nelli Laitinen, Elisa Holopainen

In a thrilling match, Switzerland upset Finland. Lara Christen, in her first Olympics, opened the scoring with the assists coming from Lara Stalder and Alina Muller. That was all the action for the first period.

After a handful of penalties on both sides, Nelli Laitinen was able to tie the game up for Finland. Dominique Ruegg was able to gain the lead back for Switzerland, and then after a handful of more penalties, the second period ended.

Lara Stalder came out of the game to the third period swinging, tacking on another goal at 41:21, surely giving Finland a reason to sweat. About ten minutes later, Holopainen was able to cut the Swiss lead down by one, but ultimately it wasn’t enough and the Finnish fell in their second to last group stage game.

With Finland set to face off with ROC tomorrow, if they win that, there will be a three-way tie for third place in Group A...because things weren’t already getting crazy enough.