Posted: Feb 5, 2010 12:00 AM
Updated: Feb 5, 2010 12:00 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Jessie Vetter saved 24 of 25 shots and the U.S. women's hockey team wrapped up its 10-game exhibition slate with a 5-1 win over Finland on Thursday night at the World Arena.
Four-time Olympians Jenny Potter and Angela Ruggiero scored for the U.S., which had 57 shots on goal, and Erika Lawler had a goal and an assist during a third-period flurry that turned a close game into a rout and rendered Vetter mostly a spectator at the other end of all the action.
The Americans again played without top scorer Hilary Knight, held out as a precaution as she recovers from a lower-body injury that has sidelined her for three weeks.
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