Canada crushes Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation in women's hockey

Team Canada beats Russia

11, the two Olympics women's hockey favorites got their tournament underway. Team Canada, gunning for their fifth straight gold medal, made a huge statement by beating the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation 5-0.

Johnston scored first when Brianne Jenner found her dashing to the net at 1:55 of the second period.

The world champion Americans were tested in the other round-robin group opener, but Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Kendall Coyne netted second-period goals to rally the US team to a 3-1 win over Finland, which got 39 saves from goaltender Noora Raty.

Less than three minutes later, Irwin was able to redirect Johnston's shot from the point to double Canada's lead.

Johnston picked up her second goal of the day in the third period.

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Canada already looked to be en route to the top of Group A with a 4-0 win, but Daoust's second of the match, assisted by Poulin, made sure of a comprehensive result in their Pyeongchang debut.

So far, their women's team looks as strong as ever.

At 15:58 of the middle frame, Daoust finished a pretty feed from Meghan Agosta to give Canada a 3-0 lead.

The United States will still count themselves as the most likely challengers to the throne of the defending champions, but Canada look like the early team to beat following Sunday's one-sided win.

As for OAR, they will face Team USA on Tuesday, starting at 7:10 a.m. ET.

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