The Canadian women’s hockey team squandered a two-goal lead in the third period and the United States came back to win 3-2 in overtime in the Rivalry Series on Sunday.
American Hilary Knight scored the winner 54 seconds into overtime after netting the third-period equalizer.
Hayley Scamurra began the rally for the U.S. with a goal early in the third period.
Marie-Philip Poulin, on the power play, and Sarah Fillier scored for the Canadians in the second period.
U.S. goaltender Nicole Hensley made 18 saves. Canada’s Emerance Maschmeyer stopped 21 pucks in defeat.
The teams are using the series both as preparation for February’s Winter Olympics and for evaluation to determine their 23-player rosters for Beijing.
Game 4 of the series goes Tuesday in Ottawa. The Rivalry Series then shifts to the U.S. with games 15 and 17 December in St. Louis and 20 December in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
On Sunday, Scamurra buried a puck 2:44 into the third period to cut Canada’s lead to one, and Knight tied the game 1:22 later on a feed from Kendall Coyne Schofield.
Hensley did her part to keep the Americans in the game, making a flurry of saves in the dying minutes of the third to send it to overtime.
Canada led 1-0 through Poulin’s power-play marker 3:11 into the second with Scamurra in the box for cross-checking.
Fillier doubled the lead at the five-minute mark from Poulin and Micah Zandee-Hart. Fillier of Georgetown, Ontario, leads Canada in scoring with four goals.
“I thought we showed a great degree of resilience,” said U.S. coach Joel Johnson. “I don’t think we changed our style of play between the first, second and third and it was impressive that we stayed after it.
“Usually, you start to panic a little bit and try to play out of character and I was excited to see us continue to play the same way and find a way to put the puck in the net.”
22:55 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Scamurra, cross checking
23:11 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Poulin (Ambrose, Johnston)
25:00 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Fillier (Zandee-Hart, Poulin)
26:23 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Dunne, body checking
33:29 – 🇨🇦 PEN – O’Neill, tripping
42:44 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Scamurra (Curl, Stecklein)
44:06 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Knight (Coyne)
53:01 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Harmon, holding
58:12 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Fast, body checking
60:54 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Knight (Coyne, Barnes)
W: 🇺🇸 Hensley (18-20)
L: 🇨🇦 Maschmeyer (21-24)
SHOTS ON GOAL
🇺🇸 7+8+8+1 = 24
🇨🇦 3+11+6+0 = 20
🇺🇸 Goaltenders: Nicole Hensley, Maddie Rooney. Defence: Cayla Barnes, Megan Bozek, Jincy Dunne, Savannah Harmon, Megan Keller, Lee Stecklein (A), Anna Wilgren. Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne (C), Britta Curl, Brianna Decker (A), Lacey Eden, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight (A), Abbey Murphy, Kelly Pannek, Hayley Scamurra, Grace Zumwinkle.
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Ann-Renée Desbiens, Emerance Maschmeyer. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Jaime Bourbonnais, Renata Fast, Jocelyne Larocque (A), Ella Shelton, Claire Thompson, Micah Zandee-Hart. Forwards: Victoria Bach, Emily Clark, Mélodie Daoust, Sarah Fillier, Brianne Jenner (A), Rebecca Johnston, Emma Maltais, Kristin O’Neill, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jamie Lee Rattray, Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey.
|🇺🇸 UNITED STATES
||vs.||CANADA (C) 🇨🇦
(previous 26 Aug 2021)
|Last Title||reign ends
(since 26 Aug 2021)
(+ 1 tie)
|First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 21 Apr 1987 – WWT – North York 🇨🇦
|Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN vs. USA 🇺🇸 – 25 Oct 2021 – RS – Hartford 🇺🇸
|Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 5-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 14 Nov 2021 – EX – Turku 🇫🇮
|Next IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 2-0 CAN 🇨🇦 – 23 Nov 2021 – RS – Ottawa 🇨🇦