Game Report 1869 NWT - Series vs. USA
PLAYED AT: Agganis Arena
Date: Oct 25, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA’S SPECIAL TEAMS SHINE IN SERIES-TYING WIN Wendy Graves BOSTON – Canada scored once shorthanded and once on the man advantage, and successfully killed off nine American power play opportunities to notch a 5-1 victory and even its six-game series with the United States at one win each. Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) led the way with two goals. Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Hockey Canada), Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) also scored for Canada. Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) was outstanding in net, turning aside 37 shots in picking up the win. The goaltender improved her record to 6-1 all-time against the U.S. Coming off a disappointing performance and result in the opener, Canada didn’t get the start it hoped for in Game 2. Spending four of the first six minutes killing penalties, Canada couldn’t find its offensive presence. Finally fully settled – and back at full strength – the Canadians opened the scoring seven minutes in, with Agosta driving down the boards and feeding Spooner in front. The U.S. drew even less than four minutes later, when Emily Pfalzer scored on her own rebound. Shorthanded, Canada retook the lead five minutes into the second period, with Fortino converting a pass from Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) on the rush. Incredibly, it was the team’s only shot of the second until the 15-minute of the period. Over the final five of the frame, though, the team fired off six more, two of which found the back of the net to take control of the game. On the power play, Spooner scored her second, pouncing in front on a rebound from a Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, Alta./Calgary, CWHL) shot. And 1:22 later, Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC) sent a quick pass to Agosta in the slot; Agosta rang the puck off the post and in. Alex Rigsby relieved Natalie Hensley in the American net to start the third period. Canada got the only goal of the third. Poulin intercepted a pass in the offensive zone and rifled a shot from the circle top shelf, short side. After two games in four days, the series steps aside for the 2017 4 Nations Cup, Nov. 7-12 in Tampa, where Canada and the U.S. could play two more times. The series resumes on Dec. 3 in St. Paul, Minn.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G35  Desbiens, Ann-Renée
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jillian
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 14  Fast, Renata
 17  Bram, Bailey
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 28  Zandee-Hart, Micah
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 46  Potomak, Amy
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 Tripping 0:531 0:532:53
1st2:00 Hooking 3:381 3:385:38
1st46 2:00 Roughing 14:461 14:4616:46
2nd19 2:00 Holding 3:301 3:305:30
2nd14 2:00 Hooking 6:321 6:328:32
2nd40 2:00 Roughing 11:031 11:0313:03
3rd46 2:00 Holding 1:371 1:373:37
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 4:241 4:246:24
3rd2:00 Body-Checking 18:161 18:1620:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Hensley, Nicole
G33  Rigsby, Alex
  Stecklein, Lee
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 12  Pannek , Kelly
 14  Decker, Brianna
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 19  Marvin, Gigi
 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
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 Roughing 14:461 14:4616:46
1st2:00 Interference 18:061 18:060:54
2nd14 2:00 Elbowing 17:341 17:3418:23
3rd24 2:00 Hooking 2:111 2:114:11
3rd26 2:00 Cross-Checking 10:091 10:0912:09
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:08  24-2            
2nd4:52 SH 8-11-17            
2nd18:23 PP 24-12-29            
2nd19:45  2-9            
3rd15:06  29            
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st10:55  8            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 5
UNITED STATES0 / 9
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA18 min / 9 inf
UNITED STATES10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA5 G + 6 A = 11 Pts
UNITED STATES1 G + A = 1 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1315
UNITED STATES1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Lacasse (60:00) (W)16111037/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Hensley (40:00) (L)75012/0:002nd/20:00
USA - Rigsby (18:10) 0066/0:003rd/18:10
USA - Rigsby (1:44) 0000/18:163rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - Series vs. USA Game Report.