2018-19 National Women's Team

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2018-19 NWT Rivalry Series (Feb)
Game #2
2019 Series vs. USA
Final
February 14, 2019 7:00 pm EST
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
0
1
3
3
0
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
7
15
27
14
9
7
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
12
2 / 6
6

Game Story

CANADA EDGES U.S., EVENS RIVALRY SERIES

JASON LA ROSE

TORONTO, Ont. – Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL) led the way with a goal and an assist each, and Canada’s National Women’s Team held off a late push to edge the United States 4-3 on Thursday night and square up the Rivalry Series at a win apiece.

The teams split the two games on Canadian ice (the U.S. earned a 1-0 win Tuesday in London, Ont.), and will face off Sunday (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) in the rubber match in Detroit, Mich.

Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL) added a pair of assists for the Canadians, who netted a pair of power-play goals in a busy first period to take a lead they would not relinquish.

After combining for just a single goal in the series opener, both teams exploded offensively in the opening 20 minutes in Game 2 – there were five goals scored in just over 12 minutes.

Alex Carpenter got it started just past the seven-minute mark, beating Canadian goaltender Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Montreal, CWHL) over the glove for a power-play goal, but Stacey set up Poulin to make it 1-1 only 1:44 later.

The U.S. took its second lead at 10:30 when Hannah Brandt knocked a bouncing puck past Lacasse, but Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL) got a quick shot through traffic on the power play to pull the Canadians even again less than three minutes later.

Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) put Canada ahead for good in the final minute of the opening period with another man-advantage marker, poking a shot through U.S. netminder Katie Burt to make it 3-2 after one.

The American penalty-kill was the story of a goalless second period; Canada had eight minutes of power-play time in the middle frame, including almost six-consecutive minutes, but couldn’t add to its lead.

Rattray finally put a fourth puck past Burt seven minutes into the third period off another pretty Stacey feed, and that turned into the game-winning goal when Brianna Decker scored for the Americans midway through the final frame.

Lacasse stood tall in the third with 14 saves, none bigger than a sprawling stop off Hilary Knight with just over a minute to go. She finished with 24 saves in her first international start since beating the U.S. 2-1 in the preliminary round at the Olympics last February.

Despite being outshot 15-7 in the third period, Canada had a 30-27 edge in shots on goal overall.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Erin Ambrose
Tripping (2:00)
05:36
GOAL
Goal: Alex Carpenter (power play)

Assists: Kacey Bellamy, Emily Pfalzer
07:03
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

Assists: Laura Stacey, Jamie Lee Rattray
08:47
GOAL
Goal: Hannah Brandt

Assists: Sidney Morin, Hilary Knight
10:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Decker
Body-Checking (2:00)
12:19
GOAL
Goal: Laura Fortino (power play)

Assists: Erin Ambrose, Marie-Philip Poulin
13:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Amanda Pelkey
Hooking (2:00)
18:46
GOAL
Goal: Brianne Jenner (power play)

Assists: Natalie Spooner, Renata Fast
19:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Kacey Bellamy
Body-Checking (2:00)
19:56
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Hannah Brandt
Cross-Checking (2:00)
05:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Kendall Coyne Schofield
Tripping (2:00)
07:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Lee Stecklein
Hooking (2:00)
09:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Halli Krzyzaniak
Holding (2:00)
17:17
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jamie Lee Rattray

Assists: Laura Stacey, Blayre Turnbull
07:06
GOAL
Goal: Brianna Decker

Assists: Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight
10:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Erin Ambrose
Cross-Checking (2:00)
20:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Katie Burt USA 58 30 26 4 0.867
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 60 27 24 3 0.889

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Feb 14, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 14, 2019
1 - 0 W @ CanadaCAN
Feb 12, 2019
0 - 1 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 12, 2019
Videos
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2018-19 NWT: CAN 4 – USA 3 (Game 2)
Poulin and Rattray had 1G 1A each to help Canada even the series.
2018-19 NWT: USA 1 – CAN 0 (Game 1)
Maschmeyer made 20 saves, but Canada was blanked in the opener.
2018 4NC: USA 5 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Fortino and Bourbonnais scored, but Canada finished with silver.
2018 4NC: CAN 3 – FIN 0 (Preliminary)
Daoust and Johnston scored early, helping Canada reach the final.
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