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Amanda Kessel shines as U.S. women blow out Switzerland

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 3 - United States v Switzerland

during the Women’s Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Martin Rose

The U.S. women’s ice hockey team dominated again on Monday, and the score presented a more accurate reflection of that reality this time around. They beat Switzerland 9-0 in another impressive performance.

Amanda Kessel and Kendall Coyne starred in the game, generating four-points apiece (two goals, two assists each) and matching +4 ratings. One could argue that Coyne might have had the best performance of all, as she fired a team-leading eight shots on goal. Switzerland only managed 10 overall.

WATCH: Team USA strikes fast, often in win

Obviously, Molly Schaus didn’t really get tested very often in grabbing an easy shutout. It’s unclear if head coach Katey Stone was able to compile any useful information in these past two games regarding which goalie she should turn to as the U.S. gears up for what could be a fascinating first game against Canada.

VIDEO: Emrick, Mlecczko break down the victory

The United States began with a 5-0 lead in the first period and cruised to victory after that.

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