2018-19 National Women's Team

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2018 4 Nations Cup
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
November 6, 2018 7:00 pm CST
Sasktel Centre
Saskatoon, Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
1
2
6
0
0
1
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
23
15
52
4
10
4
18

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
8
1 / 4
8

Game Story

DAOUST SCORES TWICE, CANADA BEATS SWEDES IN 4 NATIONS OPENER

ALI WILSON

SASKATOON, Sask. – Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL) had two goals and an assist, Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) chipped in with four helpers and Canada’s National Women’s Team downed Sweden 6-1 to kick off the 2018 4 Nations Cup on Tuesday night.

Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) added a goal and two assists for the Canadians, who improved to 19-1 all-time against the Swedes at the annual tournament.

Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL) started off the scoring with a shorthanded goal nine minutes in off a set-up from Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL).

Daoust scored her first at 14:23 of the opening period before Canadian rookie Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC) hammered home her first goal with the senior team with a minute left in the first.

The lone goal of the second period came off the stick of Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL), who scored from Fast and Johnston on a Canadian power play.

The line of Poulin, Daoust and Johnston struck twice more before the third period was seven minutes old; the captain pushed the advantage to 5-0 at 3:48 before Daoust tucked in her second of the game three minutes after that.

Sweden finally found the back of the net on a power-play goal by Emma Nordin with 3:09 to go, ending the shutout bid of Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Buffalo, NWHL), who finished with 17 saves.

Canada will next get set for a showdown with the United States on Wednesday night (7 p.m. CT) – the first meeting between the rivals since the Olympic gold medal game in February – while Sweden takes on Finland in an all-Nordic match-up (3 p.m. CT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Isabell Palm)
Too Many Players (2:00)
02:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Philip Poulin
Tripping (2:00)
08:37
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Laura Stacey

Assists: Renata Fast
08:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Micah Zandee-Hart
Holding (2:00)
10:18
GOAL
Goal: Mélodie Daoust

Assists: Rebecca Johnston, Marie-Philip Poulin
14:23
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Fillier

Assists: Natalie Spooner, Sarah Nurse
19:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sofia Engström
Body-Checking (2:00)
02:15
GOAL
Goal: Laura Fortino (power play)

Assists: Renata Fast, Rebecca Johnston
02:50
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

Assists: Mélodie Daoust, Rebecca Johnston
03:48
GOAL
Goal: Mélodie Daoust

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin, Rebecca Johnston
06:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
Body-Checking (2:00)
13:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessica Adolfsson
Hooking (2:00)
14:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Holding (2:00)
15:04
GOAL
Goal: Emma Nordin (power play)

Assists: Emmy Alasalmi, Fanny Rask
16:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Sofia Engström
Body-Checking (2:00)
17:48

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Shannon Szabados CAN 60 18 17 1 0.944
Lovisa Selander SWE 60 52 46 6 0.885

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 4 - Points 4
G 0 - A 4 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 10, 2018
2 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2018
3 - 0 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 9, 2018
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2018
2 - 3 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 4NC: USA 5 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Fortino and Bourbonnais scored, but Canada finished with silver.
2018 4NC: CAN 3 – FIN 0 (Preliminary)
Daoust and Johnston scored early, helping Canada reach the final.
2018 4NC: USA 2 – CAN 1 (Preliminary)
Gabel scored her first career goal, but Canada finished a goal short.
2018 4NC: CAN 6 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Daoust had two goals and an assist to lead Canada to an opening win.