GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA -- The USA women's hockey team erased an early deficit to beat Finland, 3-1, on Sunday, and Sun Valley's Hilary Knight played a key role in the comeback.

The Americans fell behind late in the first period, when Finland forward Venla Hovi tallied the first goal of the game. Hovi found the back of the net with just 5.8 seconds left in the opening period to give her country a 1-0 lead.

Team USA would respond with two goals in a span of two minutes and 31 seconds to take the lead midway through the second period.

First, Monique Lamoureux-Morando was able to rebound and score her own miss at the 8:58 mark to tie it at one. Then, less than three minutes later, Knight found Kendall Coyne for the go-ahead goal.

WATCH: Kendall Coyne scores on the power-play to give USA the 2-1 lead over Finland. Hilary Knight tallied the assist.

The assist was the first for Knight at the 2018 PyeongChang Games, but the 11th overall of her Olympic career. The two-time silver medalist tallied seven assists in her debut trip to the Olympics back in 2010. She then added three more in her return trip in 2014.

Knight and Team USA will be back in action on Tuesday at 5:40 a.m. MT.

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