Game Recap – 2/18/2019 – Boston Pride vs. Metropolitan Riveters

Boston Pride (9-4-0 18pts) v. Metropolitan Riveters (3-10-0 6pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Boston Pride and the Metropolitan Riveters face off for a President’s Day matinee, which is also their makeup game from January 20th when it was postponed due to a snow storm, and it would be the Pride to strike early as Mary Parker would knock in a rebound from a Kaleigh Fratkin point shot three minutes into the game. The Pride would keep on pushing the game in their favor as McKenna Brand would score on the wraparound to give the Pride a 2-0 lead. The Riveters would generate some offense, but it has been all Boston so far. Then to add on to their lead, Czech forward Denisa Krizova would score her fourth of the season to give the Pride a 3-0 lead.

 

In what would be considered an “even” back and forth period, it would be the Pride who would be dominant over the Riveters. Katie Burt stood on her head making miraculous save after save, and then in the minutes of the second period the Riveters would take a bench minor for too many women on the ice to which the Pride made them pay for quickly as Gigi Marvin would score seconds into the powerplay, and then 23 seconds later score her second of the game giving the Pride a 5-0 lead over the Riveters.

 

To start the third period, the Riveters would switch their goalie as Maria Sorokina would come in to replace Kimberly Sass, but it would not matter as less than three minutes into the third period Mary Parker would score her second of the game from a tight angle. Then it would be Rockville, MD native Haley Skarupa getting feed a pass in the slot and she would just skate in unopposed to make it 7-0 for the Pride with her 5th of the season. The Pride would not let up however as Jillian Dempsey would score an NWHL record 34th career goal as the Pride would go up 8-0. The Riveters would end the Katie Burt’s shutout bid as Amanda Kessel would not quit as she would score her second goal of the season to get the Riveters on the board.

 

First Period:

Pride Goal – 3:00 – Mary Parker (1) from Emily Field (3) and Kaleigh Fratkin (4)

Pride Goal – 7:39 – McKenna Brand (6) from Jordan Smelker (4)

Pride Goal – 11:14 – Denisa Krizova (4) from Mallory Souliotis (2) and Kaleigh Fratkin (5)

 

End of 1st РBOS Р3       MET Р0

Shots              12                07

Faceoffs         08                06

PP                 0/0                 0/0

 

Riveters Penalty – 18:51 – Bench (Rebecca Morse) 2 minutes for Too Many Women

Pride PPG – 19:04 – Gigi Marvin (7) from Kaleigh Fratkin (6) and Mallory Souliotis (3)

Pride Goal – 19:27 – Gigi Marvin (8) from Amanda Pelkey (5) and Lexi Bender (6)

 

End of 2nd РBOS Р5        MET Р0

Shots               20                 20

Faceoffs          19                 10

PP                   1/1                  0/0

 

Third Period:

Riveters Goalie Change – Kimberly Sass pulled for Maria Sorokina

Pride Goal – 2:37 – Mary Parker (2) from Kaleigh Fratkin (7) and Jordan Smelker (5)

Pride Goal – 5:19 – Haley Skarupa (5) from Gigi Marvin (5)

Pride Goal – 8:00 – Jillian Dempsey (10) from McKenna Brand (8) and Denisa Krizova (7)

Riveters Goal – 9:58 – Amanda Kessel (2) from Miye D’Oench (5) from Madison Packer (5)

Pride Penalty – 17:24 – Amanda Pelkey 2 minutes for Tripping

Pride Penalty – 19:25 – Kaleigh Fratkin 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 3rd РBOS Р8         MET Р1

Shots              28                   33

Faceoffs        31                    14

PP                 1/1                    0/2

 

Next Up:

Boston (10-4-0 20pts) @ Connecticut (2-9-2 6pts)

Metropolitan (3-11-0 6pts) @ Buffalo (9-4-0 18pts)

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