2016-17 National Women's Team

2016 NWT December Series
Game #2
Ex/Hc
Final (OT)
December 19, 2016 7:00 pm EST
Progressive Auto Sales Arena
Sarnia, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
1
1
0
0
2
1
0
1
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
7
13
5
0
25
7
1
11
1
20

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 10
12
0 / 4
8

Game Story

POULIN’S OT WINNER GIVES CANADA SERIES SWEEP

WENDY GRAVES

SARNIA, Ont. – Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) scored 52 seconds into overtime to give Canada’s National Women’s Team a 3-2 win over the United States and a sweep of the inaugural two-game December Series.

The captain – who has a habit of coming up clutch against the Americans – took the puck from her own blue-line and went five-hole from the slot.

For the second straight game Canada had to rally for the win. Trailing late in regulation, the team pulled goaltender Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Fort Saskatchewan, CHL) for an extra attacker and called a timeout. Off the ensuing offensive zone face-off, Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) won the draw back to Poulin, who fed Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) for a wicked one-timer to tie the game with 24 seconds to play.

Canada was outshot 25-20 overall, but stellar goaltending from Szabados – especially in the second period, when the team was outshot 13-1 – allowed the team to stay in it until the end.

Just like in Game 1 it was Canada getting on the board first. Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) took a pass from Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and kept the puck on a two-on-one with Wakefield, surprising Nicole Hensley with a shot that beat the American netminder five-hole. It was the forward’s fourth goal of the series.

The Americans equalized with four minutes to go in the opening period. Emily Pfalzer moved the puck from one end of the ice to the other, dropping a pass back for Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson to finish off top shelf from the left circle.

That lead became two with five minutes to go in the second period. With Canada unable to clear its zone, the United States sent the puck down low and around the net. Hilary Knight’s shot from the side boards appeared to go off Meaghan Mikkelson’s (St. Albert, Alta./Calgary, CWHL) stick and in.

Canada had two great chances to tie the game before the late minute of regulation. It started the third period on a two-man advantage for 1:40, and Poulin rang a one-timer from Spooner off the post. And just short of halfway through the period, Amy Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pacific, JWHL) was awarded a penalty shot, but her attempt to go five-hole was turned aside by Hensley.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston

Assists: Brianne Jenner
03:24
GOAL
Goal: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson

Assists: Emily Pfalzer
15:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Monique Lamoureux-Morando
Hooking (2:00)
15:56
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Bozek
Interference (2:00)
02:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Meghan Duggan
Roughing (2:00)
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Erin Ambrose
Roughing (2:00)
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Holding (2:00)
07:49
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight

Assists: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique Lamoureux-Morando
14:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Roughing (2:00)
15:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Meghan Duggan
Slashing (2:00)
19:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
High-Sticking (2:00)
19:40
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kacey Bellamy
Body-Checking (2:00)
15:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Haley Irwin
Roughing (2:00)
15:03
GOAL
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin, Natalie Spooner
19:36
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Shannon Szabados

19:36
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

00:52

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GAA SAV%
Nicole Hensley USA 60 20 17 3 0.850
Shannon Szabados CAN 60 25 23 2 0.920

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 19, 2016
3 - 2 W v United StatesUSA
Dec 19, 2016
3 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 17, 2016
5 - 3 W v United StatesUSA
Dec 17, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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