U.S. women’s hockey team beats Russia 13-0

Jenny Potter scored a hat-trick and Natalie Darwitz had two goals and three assists as the U.S. women’s hockey team beat Russia 13-0 on Tuesday in Vancouver.

Potter, who also scored three goals in the game opener against China, added an assist to her four-point performance, while Kelli Stack and Hillary Knight combined for seven assists.

The American team scored five goals in the first period, seven in the second, and one in the third, outshooting Russia 34-7.

Seven of the 13 goals came on power plays, where the Russians could not hold the American charge.

U.S. Goaltender Jessie Vetter did not have much work to do, saving all seven Russian shots.

Anna Prugova made 16 saves for Russia, who now falls to 0-2 and will face China on Thursday.

The Americans, who improve to 2-0 and advance to the next round, will face Finland on Thursday for the last game in group B before the medal rounds.

Canada and Sweden will determine the group A leader on Wednesday.