Team USA forward Hilary Knight sets a new scoring record

Team USA forward Hilary Knight has scored her way into the record books.


Not only did Team USA earn a 6-0 victory over Russia on Tuesday night in the women’s world hockey championship, but one of the faces of the team made a bit of history. 

With her third period goal, forward Hilary Knight became the all-time scoring leader in women's world hockey championship history Tuesday with her 45th goal, passing the previous highest scorer in Cammi Granato

"It's really a magical moment, and a dream come true," Knight said. "I hope the next girl looking up is going to shatter that record, because that's what it's all about."

Thanks to their shutout victory, it marks the third occasion that Team USA has begun the tournament with three straight goose egg victories, along with 2001 and 2009. They'll be taking on Team Canada on Thursday in a Group A showdown.