2018-19 National Women's Team

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2018-19 NWT Rivalry Series (Feb)
Game #3
2019 Series vs. USA
Final
February 17, 2019 12:00 pm EST
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Mich.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
6
7
4
17
8
21
9
38

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
12
0 / 5
10

Game Story

SZABADOS STARS AS CANADA WINS RIVALRY SERIES

JASON LA ROSE

DETROIT, Mich. – Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Buffalo, NWHL) made 38 saves in a spectacular shutout performance, and Canada’s National Women’s Team blanked the United States 2-0 on Sunday afternoon to win the Rivalry Series.

The Canadians earned back-to-back victories to take the three-game set; they posted a 4-3 win Thursday in Toronto after a 1-0 loss in the series opener Tuesday in London, Ont.

Szabados was at her best in the second period when the Americans peppered her with 21 shots. It is the 18th career clean-sheet for the Canadian netminder, second all-time behind Kim St-Pierre (29).

Special teams were the story in the opening period; the teams combined for six minor penalties, three each.

Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) made good on the second Canadian man advantage, hammering a shot from the top of the circle through a Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) screen and past U.S. goaltender Alex Rigsby.

Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) doubled the lead early in the second period, driving to the net and redirecting a perfect feed from Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL) past the outstretched glove of Rigsby.

Both teams came inches away from goals in the third; Jenner ripped a slap shot that hit both posts behind Rigsby, and the Americans found iron twice in the final five minutes in their push to beat Szabados.

The U.S. finished with a 38-17 edge in shots on goal.

Next up is the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Espoo, Finland; Canada opens preliminary-round play April 4 against Switzerland, and takes on the Americans on April 6.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Lee Stecklein
Cross-Checking (2:00)
03:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Pfalzer
Tripping (2:00)
04:49
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brianne Jenner

Assists: Renata Fast, Brigette Lacquette
05:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Hilary Knight
Interference (2:00)
09:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
Interference (2:00)
10:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Natalie Spooner
Slashing (2:00)
14:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:56
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Blayre Turnbull

Assists: Jamie Lee Rattray, Laura Stacey
03:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Brigette Lacquette
Slashing (2:00)
07:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Dana Trivigno
Roughing (2:00)
07:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Halli Krzyzaniak
Roughing (2:00)
16:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Gigi Marvin
Cross-Checking (2:00)
18:42
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
Interference (2:00)
07:41

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Shannon Szabados CAN 60 38 38 0 1.000
Alex Rigsby USA 57 17 15 2 0.882

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 38 - SV% - 1.000
GA 2 - SVS - 15 - SV% - 0.882
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 0 W @ United StatesUSA
Feb 17, 2019
0 - 2 L vs. CanadaCAN
Feb 17, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 14, 2019
3 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Feb 14, 2019
0 - 1 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 12, 2019
1 - 0 W @ CanadaCAN
Feb 12, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 WWC: CAN 7 – RUS 0 (Bronze Medal)
Gabel scored twice to keep Canada on the podium at women’s worlds.
2019 WWC: FIN 4 – CAN 2 (Semifinal)
Rattray and Gabel scored, but Canada was edged by the host Finns.
2019 WWC: CAN 5 – GER 0 (Quarter-Final)
Turnbull opened and closed the scoring to send Canada to the semis.
2019 WWC: CAN 6 – FIN 1 (Preliminary)
Gabel scored twice and added an assist to help Canada beat the Finns.
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