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Canada 18, Slovakia 0
The quest for a three-peat got off to an emphatic start as Team Canada overwhelmed an outclassed Slovakia. Scoring seven goals in the first period to tie its own Olympic record, six more in the second and five in the third, Canada also broke its own Olympic team record for most goals in a game (16), which it had set against Italy at the 2006 Games. With Canada already up by 10 in the second period, Haley Irwin was sent off for two minutes for hooking. Not a minute passed before the score was 12-0 on shorthanded goals by Jayna Hefford and Caroline Ouellette. Hefford and Meghan Agosta each had hat tricks.
Canada 10, Switzerland 1
Nine women scored goals and 10 had assists for Team Canada, with Cherie Piper and captain Hayley Wickenheiser leading the way with three points each. However, the score was no indication of the play of Swiss goaltender Florence Schelling, who was spectacular at times, stopping 45 shots in 51:55 in net as her sagging defensemen allowed Canada to set up even-strength shots nearly at will. Late in the second period Switzerland's Darcia Leimgruber beat Shannon Szabados for a goal, ending Canada's Olympic shutout streak just 14 seconds shy of 100 minutes.
Canada 13, Sweden 1