Game Summary

2017-18 National Women's Team

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2017-18 NWT Series vs. USA
Game #6
Final (OT)
December 17, 2017 5:00 pm MST
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
11
4
6
5
26
8
12
13
2
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
8
0 / 4
8

Game Story

WAKEFIELD NETS OT WINNER IN SERIES FINALE

Wendy Graves

EDMONTON, Alta. – Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) scored with 26 seconds to play in overtime as Canada’s National Women’s Team defeated the United States 2-1 to close out the teams’ six-game pre-Olympic series.

Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) set up the game-winner with a great individual effort, taking the puck from mid-ice, driving along the boards and below the goal line, before throwing the puck out front. A trailing Wakefield buried the puck home in the crease.

Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) scored in regulation for Canada. Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL) earned the assists.

Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Hockey Canada) picked up her second 2-1 overtime win of the series.

After dropping the opener, Canada ran off five straight wins in the series.

The crowd of 17,468 saw Canada open the scoring late in the first period on Sunday.

Coming in, the Americans had enjoyed eight more power play chances than the Canadians. When it did have the man-advantage, Canada had struggled, converting only once in 18 opportunities.

In the series finale, the Canadian power play broke through for the first time since Game 2. Gigi Marvin and Meghan Duggan took back-to-back penalties, giving Canada a five-on-three advantage for 31 seconds.

Marvin’s penalty had just expired when Fortino fed a short pass to Poulin, whose slap shot from the top of the circle beat Maddie Rooney.

It was Poulin’s team-leading fourth goal of the series. Poulin – 4G 1A – and Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Hockey Canada) – 2G 3A – finished tied for the team lead in scoring, with five points each.

The United States equalized with the only goal of the second period, with Hilary Knight finishing off a centering pass from Kendall Coyne.

After playing eight times this fall – the teams also met twice at the 2017 4 Nations Cup, with Canada dropping both games – there’s no love lost between the two rivals. But they will now enjoy a two-month break from each other. Canada next faces the United States on Feb. 14, 2018, in the preliminary round of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Gigi Marvin
Hooking (2:00)
15:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Meghan Duggan
Holding (2:00)
16:42
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin (power play)

Assists: Rebecca Johnston, Laura Fortino
17:15
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Micah Zandee-Hart
Tripping (2:00)
00:53
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight

Assists: Kendall Coyne, Monique Lamoureux-Morando
14:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Philip Poulin
Hooking (2:00)
18:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Amanda Kessel
Tripping (2:00)
18:26
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dani Cameranesi
Hooking (2:00)
00:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
Tripping (2:00)
03:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Blayre Turnbull
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:28
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Natalie Spooner
04:34

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Shannon Szabados CAN 64 35 34 1 0.971
Maddie Rooney USA 64 26 24 2 0.923

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 17, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 17, 2017
3 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2017
1 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 15, 2017
2 - 0 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 5, 2017
0 - 2 L vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 5, 2017
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – OAR 0 (Preliminary)
Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust had two goals each, sending Canada to an Olympic-opening win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – ROY 1 (League)
Daoust had 2G 1A to help Canada to the win in the Esso Series finale.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – FLA 2 (League)
Rougeau and Nurse had 1G 1A each, and Canada hung on for the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 1 (OT) (Exhibition)
Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in the series finale.
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