Game Report 221 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: USA Hockey Arena – A1
Date: Mar 31, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKED BY U.S. TO OPEN WOMEN’S WORLDS JASON LA ROSE PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Fort Saskatchewan, CHL) returned to the IIHF Women’s World Championship with a 28-save performance, but Canada’s National Women’s Team couldn’t find a goal in a tournament-opening 2-0 loss to the United States on Friday night. The Canadians have dropped six in a row to the U.S. at women’s worlds, dating back to a shootout win in the preliminary round in 2013, and haven’t scored a goal against the Americans in more than 152 minutes. Szabados, who made her first appearance at the tournament since 2013, was the story early and often, keeping the Canadians in the game as they struggled to produce offence through the first two periods. The U.S. held a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, and had a 21-8 edge through 40 minutes. While Canada managed just three shots in the second period, it was two chances that didn’t register that were their best; captain Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) hit the post early in the period, before Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) rang a backhand off the iron just minutes later. With the second intermission approaching, the U.S. finally found a way past Szabados; Megan Bozek carried the puck into the Canadian zone and circled the net before swinging a cross-crease pass onto the stick of Brianna Decker, who made it 1-0 with a tap-in at 17:54. Gigi Marvin doubled the American advantage less than five minutes into the third, letting go a wrist shot from the point that deflected off Poulin and eluded Szabados for a 2-0 lead. Canada pressed in the final stanza, directing 10 shots at U.S. goaltender Nicole Hensley, but couldn’t find the scoreboard. The Americans outshot the Canadians 30-18 overall. Despite the game being a physical affair – as Canada-U.S. showdowns usually are – the teams combined for just six minutes in penalties and a single power play. The Canadians are right back to action Saturday at USA Hockey Arena, taking on Finland. Watch that game live on TSN, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G30  Maschmeyer, Emerance
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 17  Bram, Bailey
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 21  Irwin, Haley
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 36  Fast, Renata
 37  Davis, Sarah
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 43  Stacey, Laura
 44  Potomak, Sarah
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Roughing 14:191 14:1916:19
3rd23 2:00 Roughing 2:37  2:374:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Hensley, Nicole
G35  Rooney, Madeline
  Stecklein, Lee
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 11  Skarupa, Haley
 12  Pannek, Kelly
 14  Decker, Brianna
 16  Stack, Kelli
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 19  Marvin, Gigi
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
3rd37 2:00 Cross-Checking 2:37  2:374:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd17:54  14-9            
3rd4:53  19            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 0
UNITED STATES 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
UNITED STATES 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA0 G + A = 0 Pts
UNITED STATES 2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0000
UNITED STATES 0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Szabados (58:18) (L)128828/0:003rd/18:18
USA - Hensley (60:00) (W)531018/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Women's World Championship Game Report.