IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT) – 08 Feb 2020

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT)
Rivalry Series, Game 5
Honda Center, Anaheim ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Saturday, 08 February 2020

Megan Bozek scored on the power play 42 seconds into overtime to lift the U.S. Women’s National Team to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Canada in the final game of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series before a record-breaking crowd here tonight at Honda Center.

The U.S. captured the Rivalry Series crown, winning four of the five games played.

“It was a wonderful environment here tonight and a very exciting game,” said Bob Corkum, head coach of the U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team. “Both teams laid it all out there. I thought everyone on our team played well. The compete was there, the effort was there and certainly the crowd helped us, especially in the third period.”

The two teams played in front 13,320 fans, which set a record for the most-attended women’s national hockey team game ever played on U.S. soil. The previous record was 10,158, which was established on 06 January 2002, when the U.S. faced Canada at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Hilary Knight opened the scoring at the 2:37 mark of the opening period, redirecting a shot from Megan Bozek past Canadian goaltender Geneviรจve Lacasse to give the U.S. a 1-0 advantage. With the goal, Knight extended her point streak to three games.

Canada responded with a goal of its own 24 seconds later and added another at the 16:32 mark of the period to take a 2-1 lead, but Dani Cameranesi fired a shot that beat Lacasse glove-side to knot the game up at 2-2 heading into the first intermission.

Canada took a 3-2 lead early in the second period, and despite a pair of quality chances, including a shot from Hannah Brandt that rang off the crossbar, the U.S. could not find the equalizer and found itself down by a goal through 40 minutes.

Nearly five minutes into the third period, the U.S. almost tied up the game, but Alex Carpenterโ€™s redirected shot in front of the net deflected off the post and into the far corner.

The U.S. tied the game at the 11:00 mark of the third period when Monique Lamoureux-Morando deflected Emily Mathesonโ€™s shot past Lacasse. Annie Pankowski, who grew up a short distance from the Honda Center and had more than 200 family and friends in attendance, also earned an assist on the play.

With 11.7 seconds remaining in the third, the U.S. went on the power play and nearly ended the game with four seconds left, but Lacasse was able to make a save to send the game into overtime.

The U.S. began overtime on a four-on-three power play and less than a minute into the extra period, Bozek collected the puck in the slot and put home the game-winner with Megan Keller gaining an assist.

Alex Cavallini (nรฉe Rigsby) made 17 saves and earned the victory.

NOTES: Team USA outshot Canada by a 30-20 count…The U.S. went 1-for-4 on the power play, while Canada was 0-2.

1st Period
02:37 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Knight (Bozek, Bellamy)
03:01 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Saulnier (Bach, Johnston)
16:32 –
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Gabel (Saulnier)
18:24 –
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Cameranesi (Scamurra, Decker)

2nd Period
20:29 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Eldridge, interference
22:56 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Daoust (Eldridge)
24:36 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Stacey, hooking
31:21 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – J. Lamoureux, hooking
39:56 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Bozek, cross checking
39:56 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Daoust, roughing
39:56 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Bellamy, roughing

3rd Period
42:34 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Fast, body checking
49:00 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – M. Lamoureux (Pankowski, Matheson)
59:48 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Ambrose, tripping

60:42 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PP GOAL – Bozek (Keller)

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Rigsby (17-20)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Lacasse (26-30)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 10+6+12+2 = 30
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 4+8+8+0 = 20

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Goaltenders: Nicole Hensley, Alex Rigsby. Defence: Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Kali Flanagan, Savannah Harmon, Megan Keller, Emily Matheson. Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne (C), Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight (A), Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Annie Pankowski, Kelly Pannek, Hayley Scamurra.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Ann-Renรฉe Desbiens, Geneviรจve Lacasse. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Brigette Lacquette, Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Mikkelson, Lauriane Rougeau. Forwards: Victoria Bach, Emily Clark, Mรฉlodie Daoust, Jessie Eldridge, Loren Gabel, Brianne Jenner (A), Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse, Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey, Blayre Turnbull (A).

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. CANADA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
current champion
(since 05 Feb 2020)
Last Title 05 Feb 2020
139 All-Time Wins
69 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
87 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 2-1 USAย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย โ€“ 21 Apr 1987 โ€“ WWT โ€“ North Yorkย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-1 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 05 Feb 2020 โ€“ RS โ€“ Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-1 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 05 Feb 2020 โ€“ RS โ€“ Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 6-0 ROC ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 18 Aug 2021 โ€“ EX โ€“ Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: The Public’s Radioย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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