U.S. Women's National Team Defeats Canada, 2-1

Team Earns Shootout Victory Over Rival Canada

Monday, 11.28.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio -Sarah Parsons (Dover, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal and Chanda Gunn (Huntington Beach, Calif.) denied all four shots in the shootout as the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Canada, 2-1, in the fourth game of the Hilton Family Skate to 2006 Tour at Nationwide Arena tonight. The team is now 4-0 on the Tour, which resumes in Chicago on Thursday, Dec. 2.

“Anytime you play Canada, you're going to expect tough competition,” said Head Coach Ben Smith (Gloucester, Mass.). “And when you can get an edge on them, in the shootout win, you're going to be pleased.”

The teams played more than 35 scoreless minutes before a pair of penalties made for four-on-four hockey. Katie King (Salem, N.H.) took a centering pass from Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) and buried it high to the glove-side to give Team USA a 1-0 lead at 15:01 of the second stanza.

With less than four minutes left in the third period, Jayna Hefford evened the tilt with a shot from the right face-off circle that sent the game into overtime. Gunn turned away a pair of Canadian shots in the scoreless five-minute sudden-death overtime.

In the ensuing shootout, Natalie Darwitz (Eagan, Minn.) opened the competition and went top shelf for the 1-0 shootout lead. Play turned to the other end where Gunn denied Megan Agosta's shot to the stick-side. The following three players on each side failed to score before Parsons deked and potted a low shot to give Team USA a 2-1 win.

Team USA and Canada will meet again at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, Dec. 2. Game time is set for 7 p.m. CST.

Notes: Piqua, Ohio native Kristin King received an enthusiastic ovation from the hometown crowd … Coach Ben Smith praised the venue and the city of Columbus in his post-game comments. “What we found, right out of the shoot, is that this was an ideal hosting situation. From the facilities to the staff to the meet and greets with the public, we found Columbus to be a great location.” … Team USA will practice at the Corecomm Ice Haus in Columbus tomorrow before departing for Chicago.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0-1-0-0-1 -- 2

CAN 0-0-1-0-0 -- 1

First Period - Scoring: none. Penalties: USA, Stephens (cross-checking), 4:52; USA, Wendell (body-checking), 8:39; USA, Kennedy (body-checking), 9:30; CAN, Agosta (interference), 11:59. USA, Darwitz (holding the stick), 13:22; CAN, Apps (cross-checking), 13:35; USA, Resor (cross-checking), 17:46.



Second Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Ka. King (Potter), 15:01. Penalties: CAN, Wickenheiser (tripping), 2:07; CAN, Apps (high-sticking), 8:42; USA, Cahow (body-checking), 13:16; CAN, Sunohara (interference) 14:18.



Third Period - Scoring: 2, CAN, Hefford (Sunohara, Agosta), 16:48. Penalties: CAN, Sunohara (high-sticking), 3:03; USA, Parsons (body-checking), 9:16; CAN, Wickenheiser (body-checking), 12:42; CAN, Kellar (holding), 13:30; USA, Darwitz (roughing), 14:09; CAN, Sostorics (roughing), 14:09.

Overtime - Scoring: None. Penalties: None.

Shootout - USA: Darwitz, Parsons. CAN: None.



Shots By Period 1 2 3 OT Total

USA 4 13 10 0 27

CAN 12 5 7 2 27

Goaltending (SH-SV) 1 2 3 Total

USA, Gunn 12-12 5-5 7-6 27-26

CAN, Small 4-4 13-12 10-10 27-26

Power Play: USA 0-8; CAN 0-7

Penalties: USA 7-14; CAN 8-16

Officials: Referee- Danielle Howard; Linesmen- Megan Hishmeh, Andrianna Sable.

Attendance: 2,286

National Car Rental Players of the Game:

USA, Chanda Gunn; CAN, Jennifer Botterill

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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