NWHL Gameday Preview – Whale Prep For Clash Against Riveters

 

Connecticut Whale (0-3-0 0pts) v. Metropolitan Riveters (1-5-0 2pts)

Time – 2p EST

Location – Barnabas Health Hockey House – Newark, NJ

Watch Live on Twitter

 

Preview:

After what seems like a forever wait, the Connecticut Whale actually has a game against the Metropolitan Riveters today at 2:00pm at the Barnabas Health Hockey House. So as the schedule of games resume, let’s take a look back at how the Whale has done the past three games.

Unfortunately, it has not been a good start of the year for the Whale. They have only scored two goals in three games. The goals came from captain, leader, legend Emily Fluke and Katerina Mrázová. Interestingly enough, both of the tallies have come in the second period. What also is unfortunate, in the three games, only five players have registered points; Mrázová, Fluke, Michelle Löwenhielm, Nina Rodgers, and Taylor Marchin. It is Mrázová leading the team with two points, a goal and an assist.

Some bright spots that the Whale have had this season is that they boast a 90% penalty kill, as they have only allowed one powerplay goal in three games. And probably the biggest bright spot on the team this season is Meeri Räisänen. Who despite having a 0-3 record still has a .876 save percentage. This may not seem all that great but considering the amount of shots that she has faced this season, has been excellent.

Things that I would like to see the Whale do is take more shots. They do a great job of moving the puck in the offensive zone, but at the same time, they don’t really shoot the puck. I have seen this team move the puck great low to high, but then the points don’t really shoot the puck in a timely manner.

Hopefully they come out strong against the Riveters, as they look to avenge the playoff loss that they suffered at the hands of the champions last season.

 

You can watch TXHT Live this Tuesday at 8p EST on both Twitch and Facebook Live.

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