SEATTLE SPORTS PIT

Record crowd in Seattle watches US women’s hockey beat Canada

Nov 20, 2022, 9:17 PM | Updated: 9:25 pm

              United States forward Hilary Knight (21) scores against Canada goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens (35) during the second period of a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              Canada defender Jocelyne Larocque keeps the puck out of the goal against United States forward Alex Carpenter during the second period of a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              United States forward Hilary Knight (21) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against Canada during the second period of a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              United States forward Hilary Knight (21) and Canada forward Laura Stacey (7) are held back from each other as they exchange words after a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. The United States beat Canada 4-2. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              The United States celebrates beating Canada 4-2 in a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              The United States huddles to celebrate after defeating Canada in a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              United States forward Hilary Knight (21) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Canada during the third period of a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              United States goaltender Nicole Hensley (29) stops a shot as Canada forward Brianne Jenner (19) looks on during the third period of a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              United States forward Hilary Knight (21) celebrates with the bench after scoring against Canada during the third period of a Rivalry Series hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
            
              The United States celebrates after a goal by forward Hilary Knight, far right, during the third period of a Rivalry Series hockey game against Canada, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

SEATTLE (AP) – Hilary Knight had two goals and an assist, Nicole Hensley stopped 22 shots, and the United States beat Canada for the third straight time, 4-2 in the Rivalry Series on Sunday night.

Women’s hockey – U.S. 4, Canada 2: Stats

Abby Roque and Savannah Harmon also scored for the U.S., which won 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday and 2-1 on Thursday to kick off the series.

Marie-Philip Poulin and Sarah Nurse scored for Canada, and Ann-RenΓ©e Desbiens made 25 saves.

An announced crowd of 14,551 attended the game at Climate Pledge Arena, which set a record for a U.S. women’s national team home game.

The U.S. will host the fourth game of the series Dec. 15 in Henderson, Nevada. Remaining dates and locations have yet to be announced.

Roque scored 1:10 into the second period to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead.

About 5 minutes later, Knight got her first of the night to give the Americans a two-goal advantage.

However, Nurse scored at 7:10 to pull Canada back to 3-2.

Knight scored on the power play 7:37 into the third to seal the win.

Harmon opened the scoring 40 seconds into the game, but Poulin tied it for Canada with 7:50 remaining in the first period.

Canada edged the U.S. 2-1 for the world title in September in Denmark. The Canadians also beat the Americans 3-2 in the Olympic final in February in Beijing.

Canada went 3-1-1 against the U.S. in last season’s women’s hockey Rivalry Series, which was cut short by the pandemic.

More hockey coverage

Seattle Sports Pit

World Cup US England...
The Associated Press

US frustrates England again at a World Cup in 0-0 draw

The United States frustrated England in a 0-0 draw on Friday in the latest occasion in which the Americans have defied the odds against the Three Lions.
5 days ago
Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup, group B s...
The Associated Press

Wales converts PK, US settles for 1-1 draw in World Cup opener

Gareth Bale converted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to offset Tim Weah's first-half goal and give Wales a 1-1 draw with the US in a World opener.
9 days ago
Seattle Sea Dragons XFL...
Brandon Gustafson

XFL reveals team names and logos, including Seattle Sea Dragons

The XFL is relaunching in February and Seattle again has a team in the Seattle Sea Dragons, who will be coached by Jim Haslett.
30 days ago
Sonics NBA WNBA climate pledge...
The Associated Press

Potential Sonics expansion questions loom with brief NBA Seattle return

The expectations are that a currently Sonics-less Seattle, which hosts an NBA preseason game Monday, will reclaim its place as an NBA town.
2 months ago
Mariners Paul Sewald...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Mariners simulcast Sunday on 710, 770; Seahawks simulcast on 710, KIRO FM

Details on radio coverage of the Mariners vs. Athletics game at 1:10 p.m. Sunday and Seahawks at Lions at 10 a.m. here.
2 months ago
Mariners Taylor Trammell...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Where to find Mariners-Angels, Seahawks-49ers on the radio

With the Mariners and Seahawks games on Sunday afternoon overlapping, we're here to help you find you the radio broadcasts.
2 months ago
Record crowd in Seattle watches US women’s hockey beat Canada