Russia beats Sweden 3-1 in Olympic women’s hockey
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia beat Sweden 3-1 on Thursday to finish unbeaten in Olympic women’s hockey pool play and earn a quarterfinal matchup against Switzerland.
Both teams won their first two games to clinch berths in the quarterfinals. Sweden will play third-seeded Finland, the defending Olympic bronze medalist.
Anna Prugova stopped 15 shots for the hosts. Anna Shukina and Alyona Khomich scored to give Russia a 2-0 lead midway through the second period. Sweden’s Pernilla Winberg made it a one-goal game with 62 seconds left in period. Yekaterina Smolentseva scored with 1:53 left in the game to help clinch it.
Valentina Wallner made 27 saves for Sweden.