Game Report 1868 NWT - Series vs. USA
PLAYED AT: Bell MTS Place
Date: Dec 5, 2017
GAME NOTES: LACASSE EARNS SHUTOUT, SAULNIER SCORES WINNER IN GAME 4 Wendy Graves WINNIPEG, Man. – Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) picked up her first career shutout against the United States, turning aside 32 shots as Canada’s National Women’s Team took Game 4 of the pre-Olympic series 2-0 on Tuesday. After dropping the series opener, Canada has won three straight games. The latest win marks the first time the home team has won a game in the series. Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) scored the game-winner with 3:10 left in regulation. Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) created a turnover along the boards; Saulnier picked up the loose puck and scored with a backhand from the low slot. Laura Fortino (Brampton, Ont./Markham, CWHL) iced it with 44 seconds to go, banking the puck off the boards in her own zone into an empty net. Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) picked up the assist. The game seemed destined for overtime, if not a shootout, as both Lacasse and her American counterpart, Alex Rigsby, stoned shooters all game long. Canada sent 21 shots Rigsby’s way. For Lacasse, it’s her second win of the series. She’s stopped 69 of 70 shots so far. She was her team’s best penalty killer in the first period, stopping four shots only minutes into the game, the biggest when she denied a left-alone-at-the doorstep Alex Carpenter as the penalty expired. Twice in the second period she came up with big saves on Kendall Coyne. First she flashed the glove during the penalty kill midway through the period. Minutes later, after Coyne deked around her defender, Lacasse turned her away at the doorstep. Overall, the Canadian penalty kill continued to shine. After allowing two power play goals in the series opening loss, the team has since killed off 19 straight penalties. Its own power play continued to struggle, though, unable to finish on five chances. For the series, it’s clicked only once in 15 opportunities. Before the game, Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) was presented a golden helmet to commemorate her 100th international appearance for Canada. The teams now take a 10-day break from each other. They next face off on Dec. 15 in San Jose, Calif.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G35  Desbiens, Ann-Renée
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jillian
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 14  Fast, Renata
 17  Bram, Bailey
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 21  Irwin, Haley
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Interference 1:381 1:383:38
2nd12 2:00 Interference 8:191 8:1910:19
2nd12 2:00 Holding 14:161 14:1614:16
2nd17 2:00 Roughing 19:36  19:361:36
2nd29 2:00 Roughing 19:551 19:551:55
3rd26 2:00 Body-Checking 6:461 6:468:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Hensley, Nicole
G33  Rigsby, Alex
  Stecklein, Lee
  Barnes, Cayla
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 14  Decker, Brianna
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 24  Cameranesi, Dani
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Pankowski, Annie
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
 38  Morin, Sidney
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st37 2:00 Hooking 4:261 4:267:26
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 0:521 0:522:52
2nd10 2:00 Body-Checking 5:241 5:247:24
2nd24 2:00 Roughing 14:16  14:161:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd16:50  11            
3rd19:16 EN 8-14            
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 3
UNITED STATES0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
UNITED STATES8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
UNITED STATES0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0022
UNITED STATES0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Lacasse (60:00) (W)1312732/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Rigsby (58:47) (L)78419/0:003rd/18:47
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - Series vs. USA Game Report.