Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Women

Russia's Yevgenia Dyupina (94) and former UW player Brianna Decker of Team USA crash into the wall as they battle for the puck during the second period on Tuesday.

FRANK FRANKLIN II, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson can't remember ever scoring twice on the same shift. The three-time Olympian looking for her first gold medal is just happy to give the Americans a bit of a boost.

She did it in Olympic record fashion.

Lamoureux-Davidson had the fastest back-to-back goals in Olympic history, scoring 6 seconds apart in the second period as the United States shut out the Russians 5-0 on Tuesday night.

"I don't know if I'll ever come close to that again," Lamoureux-Davidson said. "But we'll see."

Lamoureux-Davidson's goals gave the U.S. a 3-0 lead. She forced a turnover and scored on a breakaway after the faceoff following her first goal.

Canada's Caroline Ouellette held the women's Olympic record at 16 seconds in 2006, and Sweden's Carl Goran Oberg owned the men's record at eight seconds in 1960.

The U.S. improved to 2-0 with a showdown against rival Canada on Thursday (9:10 p.m. Wednesday Madison time) to close the preliminary round.

U.S. captain Meghan Duggan, one of four former University of Wisconsin players on the team, had an assist and was plus-1.

Hilary Knight had six shots on goal and Brianna Decker had five. Alex Rigsby was the backup goalie.

Madison's Amanda Kessel had one shot on goal and was plus-1.

Rigsby may not have played yet in the Olympics, but the Delafield native — or, more accurately, her mask — was involved in a minor kerfuffle.

According to USA Today, the IOC ordered her and starting goalie Nicole Hensley to cover pictures of the Statue of Liberty on their masks, saying they violated rules about political symbols on uniforms.

The IOC later said, however, that it did not ask for the images to be removed.

• Former Badgers defenseman Meaghan Mikkelson played her 100th international game for Canada, which defeated Finland 4-1.

Mikkelson, one of five current or former UW players on Team Canada, was plus-1.

Sarah Nurse (1 shot on goal), Emily Clark (1 shot, plus-1) and Blayre Turnbull (2 shots, minus-1) also played for Canada. Goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens didn't dress for the game.

Megan Agosta and Melodie Daoust each had a goal and an assist for Canada.

Speedskating

Milwaukee resident Brian Hansen finished 15th of 35 skaters in the 1,500 meters at the Gangneung Oval.

Hansen, a Glenview, Illinois, native who moved to Milwaukee seven years ago, skated a 1:46.44, 2.43 seconds slower than gold medalist Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands.

American Joey Mantia finished eighth and Shani Davis was 19th.

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