Team Canada huddles before its game against Switzerland.

The Canadian women’s hockey team opened its Olympic tournament with a 5-0 rout of Switzerland, an expected result for the three-time defending Olympic champions.

Canada moves to the top of the Group A standings with the United States, which earned a 3-1 victory against Finland earlier on Saturday.

The U.S. will play Switzerland next on Monday at 5 a.m., while Canada will play Finland on Monday at 10 a.m.

The U.S. and Canada will play each other in their final game of the group stage on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. before both teams head into the elimination round as medal favorites.

The Post Sports Live crew debates whether hockey during the Winter Olympics or the NHL Playoffs are more exciting to watch. (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post)

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U.S. women beat Finland in Olympic opener

U.S. and Canada ready to fight it out

Women’s hockey scores and schedule