Alex Carpenter and Kacey Bellamy scored just 66 seconds apart in the first period as the US crushed Sweden 6-1 to reach the final of the Olympic women's ice hockey tournament.
The Americans dominated the semi-final from the opening faceoff, holding a whopping 29-1 shot advantage in the first period, with Sweden not managing their first shot until nearly 14 minutes into the contest.
Amanda Kessel, Megan Bozek, Brianna Decker and Monique Lamoureux also scored for the Americans, who have now beaten Sweden 12 out of the past 13 times they have faced each other in major international games.
"It's awesome," said American forward Lamoureux.
"I think it's something we were expected to do. We've been preparing for it for the last four years and putting in a lot of work."
Jessie Vetter made just eight saves for the USA while Swedish goaltenders Valentina Wallner and Kim Martin Hasson faced 70 shots between them.
Valentina was especially busy as the US peppered her with 47 shots in 32:21 minutes of playing time.
"They showed they are one of the best teams in the world," said Swedish coach Niclas Hoegberg.
If Canada win the second semi-final later on Monday, as expected against Switzerland, it will mark the fourth time in the past five Olympics, the USA and Canada have faced each other in the gold medal game.
The USA won four straight games against Canada in a pre-Olympic exhibition series including one by a commanding 5-1 score.
But the Canadians beat the US 3-2 in a preliminary round game of the Sochi tournament.