U.S. advances to gold medal game in women's hockey

CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 2/17/2014, 11:56 a.m.
The United States is now just one win away from taking gold in women's ice hockey. The Americans beat Sweden ...
2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team (Long Photography)

By CNN Staff

The United States is now just one win away from taking gold in women's ice hockey.

The Americans beat Sweden 6-1 in a lopsided Winter Olympics semifinal Monday in Russia's Shayba Arena, earning a place in Thursday's gold medal game.

The United States, which fired 70 shots to Sweden's nine, will next play the winner of Monday's Canada-Switzerland semifinal.

Only the United States and Canada have won gold in Olympic women's ice hockey tournaments since their debut in 1998.