2019-20 National Women's Team

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2019-20 NWT Series vs. United States
Game #1
Series vs. USA
Final
November 8, 2019 7:00 pm EST
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
Cranberry Township, Pa.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
10
5
8
23
5
12
6
23

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 6
12
0 / 6
12

Game Story

CANADA BEATS U.S. IN SERIES OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) scored a pair of goals and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) added a goal and an assist, leading Canada’s National Women’s Team to a 4-1 win over the United States on Friday in the first of two games between the long-time rivals.

The game marked the 148th meeting between the North American neighbours since 1990; Canada improved its record to 83-64-1 with the victory.

Bach needed just over six minutes to get Canada going, taking a feed from Poulin on a two-on-one and tucking a backhand around U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney.

Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont.) doubled the advantage four minutes later, going under the arm of Rooney from the slot, but Hilary Knight batted a tipped puck past Canadian netminder Ann-Renee Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.) before the end of the opening period.

After outshooting the U.S. 10-5 in the first period, Canada continued its offensive push early in the second and was rewarded with a pair of early goals.

Poulin was first, forcing a turnover at the Canadian blue-line and racing away to roof a backhand on a shorthanded breakaway at 4:12, and Bach got a shot through a maze of bodies and past Rooney just over two minutes later to make it a 4-1 game.

That would be it for scoring as the goaltenders closed the door the rest of the way despite a handful of power plays each way over the final 30 minutes; Desbiens made 22 saves to record the win, while Rooney stopped 19 of 23 in defeat.

The series wraps up Sunday afternoon (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT) at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin
06:03
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Fillier

Assists: Loren Gabel, Mélodie Daoust
10:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Sydney Brodt
Body-Checking (2:00)
10:48
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight

Assists: Dani Cameranesi, Emily Matheson
14:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:15
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill
Holding (2:00)
03:31
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

04:12
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Bach

06:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Emma Maltais
Roughing (2:00)
09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
Roughing (2:00)
09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Blayre Turnbull
Tripping (2:00)
10:20
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Cayla Barnes
Interference (2:00)
04:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Hannah Brandt
Interference (2:00)
09:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Mélodie Daoust
Slashing (2:00)
14:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Haley Scamurra
Holding (2:00)
14:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Body-Checking (2:00)
16:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
Roughing (2:00)
19:50

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Ann-Renée Desbiens CAN 60 23 22 1 0.957
Maddie Rooney USA 60 23 19 4 0.826

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 3 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 10, 2019
3 - 5 L vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 10, 2019
4 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 8, 2019
1 - 4 L vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 8, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019-20 NWT: CAN 5 – USA 3 (Game 2)
Clark had a hat trick (ES, PP, SH) to lead Canada to a series sweep.
2019-20 NWT: CAN 4 – USA 1 (Game 1)
Bach scored twice and Poulin had 1G 1A in the series-opening win.
2019 WWC: CAN 7 – RUS 0 (Bronze Medal)
Gabel scored twice to keep Canada on the podium at women’s worlds.
2019 WWC: FIN 4 – CAN 2 (Semifinal)
Rattray and Gabel scored, but Canada was edged by the host Finns.
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