Hilary Knight leads U.S. past Canada for 3rd straight win in Rivalry Series

Canada's rough start to the Rivalry Series continued as the United States won 4-2 on Sunday for its third consecutive victory.

Americans to host 4th meeting on Dec. 15 in Henderson, Nev.

American forward Hilary Knight celebrates during Sunday's 4-2 win over Canada in Seattle, the third game in the women's hockey Rivalry Series. (@usahockey/Twitter)

Canada's rough start to the Rivalry Series continued as the United States won 4-2 on Sunday in Seattle for its third consecutive victory.

Hilary Knight scored two goals and notched one assist with Abby Roque and Savannah Harmon adding singles. Nicole Hensley made 22 saves.

Marie-Philip Poulin and Sarah Nurse replied for Canada, while goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens stopped 25 of 29 shots.

Knight scored the final two goals for the U.S. With the home side up 3-2, Knight buried the insurance goal on the power play 7:37 into the final period.

Down 3-1, Nurse scored 7:10 into the second to cut the deficit to one. Just over a minute before, Knight gave the Americans a two-goal edge with her first of the night. Roque scored 1:10 into the middle frame to give the U.S. a 2-1 advantage.

WATCH | Knight pots pair to keep Canada winless:

Hilary Knight scores a pair as U.S. defeat Canada for 3rd straight Rivalry Series win

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Hilary Knight scored two goals and notched one assist as the United States won 4-2 in Seattle to keep Canada winless in the Rivalry Series.

Poulin put Canada on the board 12:10 of the first period to knot the game at 1-1 after Harmon opened the scoring 40 seconds into the contest for the U.S.

A crowd of 14,551 at Climate Pledge Arena set a record for the highest attended home game in U.S. women's national team history.

The Americans won 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday and 2-1 on Thursday to begin the Rivalry Series.

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 Rivalry Series, which was cut short by the pandemic.

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

With files from CBC Sports

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