IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 2-0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 05 Dec 2017


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canadaย 2-0ย United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Exhibition Game
Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Geneviรจve Lacasse picked up her first career shutout against the United States, turning aside 32 shots as Canadaโ€™s National Womenโ€™s Team took Game 4 of the pre-Olympic series 2-0 on Tuesday.

After dropping the series opener, Canada has won three straight games. The latest win marks the first time the home team has won a game in the series.

Jillian Saulnier scored the game-winner with 3:10 left in regulation. Jennifer Wakefield created a turnover along the boards; Saulnier picked up the loose puck and scored with a backhand from the low slot.

Laura Fortino iced it with 44 seconds to go, banking the puck off the boards in her own zone into an empty net. Renata Fast picked up the assist.

The game seemed destined for overtime, if not a shootout, as both Lacasse and her American counterpart, Alex Rigsby, stoned shooters all game long. Canada sent 21 shots Rigsbyโ€™s way. For Lacasse, itโ€™s her second win of the series. Sheโ€™s stopped 69 of 70 shots so far.

She was her teamโ€™s best penalty killer in the first period, stopping four shots only minutes into the game, the biggest when she denied a left-alone-at-the doorstep Alex Carpenter as the penalty expired.

Twice in the second period she came up with big saves on Kendall Coyne. First she flashed the glove during the penalty kill midway through the period. Minutes later, after Coyne deked around her defender, Lacasse turned her away at the doorstep.

Overall, the Canadian penalty kill continued to shine. After allowing two power play goals in the series opening loss, the team has since killed off 19 straight penalties.

Its own power play continued to struggle, though, unable to finish on five chances. For the series, itโ€™s clicked only once in 15 opportunities.

Before the game, Haley Irwin was presented a golden helmet to commemorate her 100th international appearance for Canada.

The teams now take a 10-day break from each other. They next face off on 15 December in San Jose, California.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:38 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Fast, interference
04:26 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Pelkey, hooking

2nd Period
20:52 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – team, too many players
25:24 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Duggan, body checking
28:19 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Mikkelson, interference
34:16 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Mikkelson, roughing
34:16 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Cameranesi, roughing
39:36 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Bram, roughing
39:55 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Poulin, roughing

3rd Period
46:46 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Clark, body checking
56:50 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Saulnier
59:16 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย EN GOAL – Fortino (Fast)

GOALTENDERS
W:ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Lacasse (32-32)
L: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Rigsby (20-21)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 7+8+7 = 22
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 13+12+7 = 32

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Ann-Renรฉe Desbiens, Geneviรจve Lacasse. Defence: Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Halli Krzyzaniak, Brigette Lacquette, Jocelyne Larocque (A), Meaghan Mikkelson. Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Bailey Bram, Emily Clark, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner (A), Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey, Jennifer Wakefield.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Nicole Hensley, Alex Rigsby.ย Defence: Cayla Barnes, Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Kali Flanagan, Megan Keller, Sidney Morin, Emily Pfalzer, Lee Stecklein.ย Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Annie Pankowski, Amanda Pelkey.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. UNITED STATES ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
current champion
(since
03 Dec 2017)
Last Title 03 Dec 2017
212 All-Time Wins
123
79 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
60 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 2-1 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 21 Apr 1987 โ€“ WWT โ€“ North York ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 2-1 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) โ€“ 03 Dec 2017 โ€“ EX โ€“ Saint Paul ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 2-1 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) โ€“ 03 Dec 2017 โ€“ EX โ€“ Saint Paul ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-1 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 15 Dec 2017 โ€“ EX โ€“ San Jose ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
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