The US women provided another blowout yesterday afternoon at UBC Thunderbird arena. In fact, they looked more dominant against a stronger team in Russia than they did against China two days earlier.

Jenny Potter became the first female to record two hat tricks in one Olympics – her hat tricks also came in back-to-back games. Her teammates chipped in with an Olympic record seven power play goals and two shorthanded goals. Back to Potter, she is slowly creeping up on the all-time Olympic goal scoring lead.

With all the attention that the men received, a near miracle took place yesterday evening. The Chinese women carried a 1-0 lead over Finland for the better part of 30 minutes before they knocked one into their own net and later surrendered the game winner. This creates two interesting scenarios. One-the Chinese have a chance to leave the Russian women without a win if they can continue their hot streak strong play. Two-the US women easily handled both China and Russia, while the Finns struggled with both.

My interest is with the Chinese giving Russia a knockout punch tomorrow and sending the 2014 hosts into the Sochi Games with their tails between their legs.

Canada and Sweden play today, this should be the most entertaining women’s game thus far. Although, the Chinese gave their best yesterday and the Slovaks played with Sweden for a period two days ago.

Record watch for tomorrow – Jenny Potter all-time Olympic goal scoring crown.

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