Game Report 2455 NWT - Series vs. USA
PLAYED AT: Scotiabank Arena
Date: Feb 14, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES U.S., EVENS RIVALRY SERIES JASON LA ROSE TORONTO, Ont. – Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL) led the way with a goal and an assist each, and Canada’s National Women’s Team held off a late push to edge the United States 4-3 on Thursday night and square up the Rivalry Series at a win apiece. The teams split the two games on Canadian ice (the U.S. earned a 1-0 win Tuesday in London, Ont.), and will face off Sunday (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) in the rubber match in Detroit, Mich. Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL) added a pair of assists for the Canadians, who netted a pair of power-play goals in a busy first period to take a lead they would not relinquish. After combining for just a single goal in the series opener, both teams exploded offensively in the opening 20 minutes in Game 2 – there were five goals scored in just over 12 minutes. Alex Carpenter got it started just past the seven-minute mark, beating Canadian goaltender Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Montreal, CWHL) over the glove for a power-play goal, but Stacey set up Poulin to make it 1-1 only 1:44 later. The U.S. took its second lead at 10:30 when Hannah Brandt knocked a bouncing puck past Lacasse, but Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL) got a quick shot through traffic on the power play to pull the Canadians even again less than three minutes later. Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) put Canada ahead for good in the final minute of the opening period with another man-advantage marker, poking a shot through U.S. netminder Katie Burt to make it 3-2 after one. The American penalty-kill was the story of a goalless second period; Canada had eight minutes of power-play time in the middle frame, including almost six-consecutive minutes, but couldn’t add to its lead. Rattray finally put a fourth puck past Burt seven minutes into the third period off another pretty Stacey feed, and that turned into the game-winning goal when Brianna Decker scored for the Americans midway through the final frame. Lacasse stood tall in the third with 14 saves, none bigger than a sprawling stop off Hilary Knight with just over a minute to go. She finished with 24 saves in her first international start since beating the U.S. 2-1 in the preliminary round at the Olympics last February. Despite being outshot 15-7 in the third period, Canada had a 30-27 edge in shots on goal overall.
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
 19  Marvin, Gigi
 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
1st14 2:00 Body-Checking 12:191 12:1914:19
1st37 2:00 Hooking 18:461 18:460:46
1st22 2:00 Body-Checking 19:561 19:561:56
2nd20 2:00 Cross-Checking 5:411 5:417:41
2nd26 2:00 Tripping 7:211 7:219:21
2nd2:00 Hooking 9:191 9:1911:19
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
  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
1st23 2:00 Tripping 5:361 5:367:03
2nd18 2:00 Holding 17:171 17:1719:17
3rd23 2:00 Cross-Checking 20:00  20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:03 PP 25-22-8            
1st10:30  20-23-21            
3rd10:34  14-26-21            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:47  29-7-47            
1st13:13 PP 8-23-29            
1st19:24 PP 19-24-14            
3rd7:06  47-7-40            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 2
CANADA 2 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
CANADA 4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES2013
CANADA3014
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Burt (58:49) (L)119626/0:003rd/18:49
CAN - Lacasse (60:00) (W)371424/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - Series vs. USA Game Report.