The new Olympic format gave fans a chance to see hockey powers face off early in the tournament. Canada and the United States did not disappoint, even if one team needed the early victory more.
U.S. forward Sydney Leroux, whose dual citizenship has made her a lightning rod for Canadian fans' previous abuse, said that she has been the target of racial taunts in the past but not at Sunday's match.
More than 22,000 fans attended, booing U.S. star Abby Wambach and hounding British Columbian-born Sydney Leroux.
In the two teams' first meeting since their epic clash in the Olympic semifinals last summer, the United States and Canada each have specific goals for Sunday's "friendly."