Live Updates: U.S. women's hockey team takes on Finland in first game at Olympics

General view of ice hockey skates. - Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

General view of ice hockey skates. – Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The U.S. women’s hockey team plays their first game of the 2022 Winter Olympics at 8:10 a.m. ET against Finland. While it’s only Game 1, the U.S. is on a mission to defend its title from PyeongChang, and there will be some stiff competition this time around as both Canada and Finland look to improve their fortunes at this year’s Games.

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Follow along below for live updates from the upcoming tilt between the U.S. and Finland.

First period

0:00 – The U.S. is wearing its new white sweaters for their debut at the 2022 Olympics. Finland is donning their absolutely gorgeous blue sweaters, which may just be the best get-up of any hockey team at these Games.

4:01 – Big glove save from Maddie Rooney on a shot that was deflected off a Finn’s skate in the low slot. Those are always some of the trickiest stops to make. Not a busy start to the period for Rooney, but a crucial save there.

9:32 – Ronja Savolainen and Brianna Decker collide and Decker stayed down on the ice. The three-time Olympian had to be stretchered off the ice. The injury didn’t look good. Needless to say, losing Decker would be a gigantic blow for the U.S. as it looks to defend its title.

10:37 – Amanda Kessel scores to give the U.S. an early 1-0 lead over the Finns. She creeped in along the goal line into the low slot and slid the puck into the back of the net for the tally. The U.S. badly needed that goal after the injury to Brianna Decker.

12:05 – The U.S. gets its first power play of the Olympics.

13:00 – Alex Carpenter scores on the power play off a beautiful feed from first-time Olympian Jincy Dunne. U.S. takes the two-goal lead.

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