Finland routs Switzerland to defend Olympic women's hockey bronze
Canada will play the U.S. on Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET for gold
Susanna Tapani scored her team-leading sixth goal, Anni Keisala stopped 15 shots and Finland claimed its fourth Olympic women's hockey bronze medal with a 4-0 win over Switzerland.
Wednesday night's victory earned Finland a bronze medal in consecutive Olympics.
Viivi Vainikka and Nelli Laitinen also scored in a rematch of last year's world championship bronze medal game, which Finland won 3-1. The Finns bounced back from a 3-2 loss to the Swiss in the preliminary round.
Switzerland's Andrea Braendli stopped 34 of the first 35 she faced, and 43 overall in a game the Finns pulled away by scoring three times in the third period. The Swiss fell short in an attempt to match their best finish at the 2014 Sochi Games, when they beat Sweden to win the bronze medal.
Back to back BRONZE 🥉🏒<br><br>Finland wins its second consecutive bronze medal in the women's Olympic hockey tournament after a 4-0 victory over Switzerland <a href="https://t.co/raJsMTxmw2">pic.twitter.com/raJsMTxmw2</a>—@CBCOlympics
Vainikka opened the scoring 11:38 into the first period by driving to the front of the net and slipping in a loose puck after Braendli stopped a shot from Noora Tulus. Tapani scored on a shorthanded 2-on-1 break 3:24 into the third period. Laitinen and Karvinen sealed the win with power-play goals in the final 5:36.
Canada will play the United States on Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET in the gold medal match for the sixth time in seven tournaments.
In PyeongChang 2018, the U.S. edged the Canadian squad 1-0 in a shootout after a 2-2 tie stood after overtime.
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