On Tuesday, the US took game one of the Rivalry Series and in game 2, the Canadians have evened the score with a 4-3 victory over the Americans.
Tonight’s game took place at the Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto, where the Toronto Maple Leafs also play. The seats hosted passionate hockey fans from all around US and Canada, and they were on their feet for this nail-biting game. This game had more intensity and excitement than the US’ victory over Canada this past Tuesday.
Alex Carpenter gave the US the lead seven minutes into the game. The lead didn’t last very long because Canada’s captain, Marie-Philip Poulin, scored evening the game 1-1. Hannah Brandt pulled the Americans back into the lead 9 minutes before the end of the first period. 2-1 Americans. Canada came back with fire power though. On two separate power plays, Laura Fortino and Brianne Jenner scored for Team Canada, thus putting themselves in the lead at 3-2.
The second period was scoreless, both teams evenly matched and eager to either maintain or take the lead.
Into the third, the teams were at it again in an intense power struggle. Finally, 7 minutes in Jamie Lee Rattray of Canada scored, putting Canada up 4-2. Team USA barraged Canadian goaltender, Genevieve Lacasse with 15 shots on goal in the third and only 1 slipped by her. That goal was by Brianna Decker, who beat the Men in the NHL’s All-Star passing contest(not a big deal), 10 minutes into the period, setting the final score at 4-3 Canadians.
Due to the Canadians’ victory today, the Rivalry Series is tied. Get ready for the photo finish that will take place in Detroit on Sunday, February 17th at 12 PM ET. This game is going to be the best yet!
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