Hilary Knight will soon stand alone in the record books. She tied former United States women's hockey star Cammi Granato's goals record on Sunday night with her 44th career score in the United States' 3-0 win over Finland. In her 11th appearance in women's world hockey championship play, Knight scored with 6:58 remaining in the final period
In addition, the 32-year old tallied her 75th point and is now within three points of Granato's points record of 78.
Kelly Pannek and Grace Zumwinkle also scored goals for the Americans against Finland. The team improved to 2-0 in Group A play. Goaltender Nicole Hensley stopped 10 shots for the United States. The United States will now take on Russia, which fell 5-1 at the hands of Canada earlier on Sunday, next.
The Americans defeated Switzerland, 3-0, on Friday to record a win in their opening game of the tournament. The United States have won gold medals in eight of the last nine women's world hockey championships.
In the 2019 championship game, which was the last time the event was played, the United States beat Finland, 2-1, in a shootout