Game Report 2933 NWT - Series vs. USA
PLAYED AT: Honda Center
Date: Feb 8, 2020
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED IN OT IN RIVALRY FINALE JASON LA ROSE ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S.) scored a goal and set up another, but Canada’s National Women’s Team dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the United States in the final game of the Rivalry Series on Saturday night. Including the two-game series in Pittsburgh in November, the Canadians posted three wins and an overtime loss in seven showdowns with the U.S. during the season. Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont.) and Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) had the other goals for Canada, while Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont.) turned aside 26 shots between the pipes. The Americans opened the scoring early when Hilary Knight redirected a Megan Bozek shot upstairs on Lacasse just 2:37 in, but Saulnier went skate-to-stick off a set-up from Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.) to get Canada even 24 seconds later. Gabel gave the Canadians their first lead at 16:32, racing down the left wing and beating U.S. netminder Alex Cavallini under the arm, only for Dani Cameranesi to go short-side 1:52 later and send the game to the intermission even at 2-2. Daoust had the only goal of the second period; Jessie Eldridge (Barrie, Ont.) jumped on a turnover deep in the U.S. zone and slipped a cross-crease pass to Daoust, who snuck a backhand just inside the post. The assist was the first international point for Eldridge, who made her national team debut Monday in Victoria, B.C. Canada tried to guide home the victory in the third period, but Monique Lamoureux-Morando tipped an Emily Matheson point shot five-hole on Lacasse nine minutes into the final frame to force overtime. A Canadian penalty in the dying seconds of regulation time put the U.S. on the power play in the extra period, and Bozek finished off a scramble in front of the Canadian net just 42 seconds in for the win. The two teams were part of history; the 13,320 fans in Anaheim was the largest crowd to ever watch an international women’s hockey game in the United States. Next up for both is the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Nova Scotia. Canada will face off against Finland in its opener on March 31 and will take on the U.S. to wrap up prelim play on April 5.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
Associate Coach: Troy Ryan
Assistant Coach: Doug Derraugh
Assistant Coach: Danielle Goyette
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G33  Cavallini, Alex
G35  Hensley, Nicole
  Stecklein, Lee
  Barnes, Cayla
  Keller, Megan
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Matheson, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 11  Roque, Abby
 12  Pannek , Kelly
 14  Decker, Brianna
 15  Brodt, Sydney
 16  Scamurra, Haley
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 18  Compher, Jesse
 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
 32  Browne, Kelly
 34  Harmon, Savannah
 38  DeGeorge, Clair
 39  Buchbinder, Natalie
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd17 2:00 Hooking 11:211 11:21
2nd22 2:00 Roughing 19:56  19:56
2nd2:00 Body-Checking 19:561 19:56
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G35  Desbiens, Ann-Renée
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 14  Fast, Renata
 15  Daoust, Mélodie
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 36  Gabel, Loren
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 51  Bach, Victoria
 55  Eldridge, Jessie
   
   
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd55 2:00 Interference 0:291 0:29
2nd2:00 Hooking 4:371 4:37
2nd15 2:00 Roughing 19:56  19:56
3rd14 2:00 Body-Checking 2:341 2:34
3rd23 2:00 Tripping 19:491 19:49
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:37  21-9-22            
1st18:24  24-16-14            
3rd9:00  7-27-8            
1st OT:42 PP 9-5            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st3:01  11-51-6            
1st16:32  36-11            
2nd2:56  15-55            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 4
CANADA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
UNITED STATES20114
CANADA21003
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
USA - Cavallini (60:42) (W)278017/0:001st OT/0:42
CAN - Lacasse (60:42) (OTL)8611126/0:001st OT/0:42
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