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Rivalry Series Recap: Canada 3, United States 2 (OT)

Poulin was the overtime hero again, giving Canada a St. Louis sweep and the series lead

December 17, 2021


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) scored the winner in overtime for the second consecutive game as Canada’s National Women’s Team earned a 3-2 victory over the United States in Game 6 of the Rivalry Series on Friday night at the Centene Community Ice Center.

• Poulin finished with a goal and an assist.
• Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont.) and Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask.) added Canada’s other goals.
• Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) had a pair of assists in the win.
• Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) and Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man.) added an assist each.
• Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta.) turned aside 28 shots.
• Canada narrowly outshot the U.S. 31-30.

Next Game:
Canada vs. United States – Monday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

“As the game went on, we got a bit better breaking the puck out of our end. I thought our defence did a better job getting the puck in the forwards’ hands and obviously it’s nice to see Poulin score another big goal; she’s definitely a special player.”

“I thought Emerance was outstanding; there were times we were scrambling in our defensive zone and she came up with some big saves. She did a good job moving the puck and getting us going on offence, and gave us the opportunity to get the win.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on his team’s performance

“I think it was a great play by Joce [Larocque] and [Brianne] Jenner, I think I’ve said that a couple of times. They make it easy for me, it was a great drive by Jenner, Joce was hard on her stick and lucky enough I was in the slot. Shift after shift we kind of had momentum during the overtime, we kept possession, the goal happened and it was a great feeling getting the win for sure.”
- Poulin on scoring the game-winning goal

“Any game against the U.S. is going to be tight. Being able to rise to the high-pressure situation as a group, and especially having our captain lead the way – it’s huge for us. She’s the heartbeat of our team; a couple of special days for her, but it’s a big group effort as well.”
- Clark on back-to-back overtime victories

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