Game Report 2454 NWT - Series vs. USA
PLAYED AT: Budweiser Gardens
Date: Feb 12, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKED IN RIVALRY SERIES OPENER JASON LA ROSE LONDON, Ont. – Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Montreal, CWHL) kept things close with a 20-save performance, but Canada’s National Women’s Team couldn’t find the back of the net in a 1-0 loss to the United States to open the Rivalry Series on Tuesday night. The Canadians held a 33-21 advantage in shots on goal, including 12-2 in the third period, but were turned away time and time again by U.S. goaltender Alex Rigsby to kick off the three-game set. A capacity crowd of 8,435 at Budweiser Gardens was loud from the first drop of the puck, and Canada gave its fans plenty to cheer about during an opportunity-filled first period. Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and Ann-Sophie Bettez (Sept-Îles, Que./Montreal, CWHL) worked their magic early, and Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) drove hard to the net for the best chance of the opening frame, but Rigsby kept it scoreless after 20 minutes. Both teams picked up the pace in the second period, combining for 25 shots on goal (Canada had a 13-12 edge), but it was the Americans who finally struck first. With less than two minutes to go in the middle stanza, a high point shot from Savannah Harmon found its way to Hilary Knight at the side of the net and she made no mistake, sending the U.S. to the intermission up a goal. That would be all Rigsby would need; she was at her best in the third period to become the first goaltender to shut out Canada since the opening game of the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship, a span of 27 games. The series continues Thursday night (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) in Toronto before heading south of the border for the finale Sunday afternoon (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) in Detroit.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G33  Rigsby, Alex
G41  Burt, Kaitlin
  Stecklein, Lee
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 11  Skarupa, Haley
 14  Decker, Brianna
 16  Scamurra, Hayley
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 23  Morin, Sidney
 24  Cameranesi, Dani
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Picard, Shelly
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 32  Trivigno, Dana
 34  Harmon, Savannah
 36  Hickel, Zoe
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
   
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Roughing 16:51  16:510:44
2nd14 2:00 Hooking 15:171 15:1717:17
3rd28 2:00 Slashing 4:001 4:006:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G38  Maschmeyer, Emerance
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 14  Fast, Renata
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 39  Bettez, Ann-Sophie
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 41  Howard, Brittany
 45  Gosling, Katelyn
 47  Rattray, Jamie Lee
 49  Leslie, Rebecca
 51  Bach, Victoria
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 Goaltender Interference 9:101 9:1011:10
1st18 2:00 Roughing 18:44  18:440:44
3rd2:00 Tripping 2:431 2:434:43
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:22  21-20-34            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0101
CANADA0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Rigsby (60:00) (W)8131233/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Maschmeyer (59:26) (L)711220/0:003rd/19:26
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - Series vs. USA Game Report.