NWHL Game Recap – 10/20/2019 – Minnesota Whitecaps v. Boston Pride

Minnesota Whitecaps (1-1-1 3pts) v. Boston Pride (4-0-0 8pts)

 

Game Recap:

In the second game of their back to back weekend series the Minnesota Whitecaps look to bounce back against the Boston Pride, but the Whitecaps would not do themselves any favors as they would take three consecutive penalties that would cause the Whitecaps to go down two women at one point. However, the Pride would not be able to capitalize on any of their three powerplay opportunities, especially with the extended 5 on 3 chance, but they would strike a little later as they would get on the board first with McKenna Brand’s sixth of the season on a beautiful tic tac toe play with Christina Putigna. Then Tori Sullivan would score her second of the season to give the Pride the 2-0 lead. The Pride would take a late penalty, but the Whitecaps would not be able to capitalize on their lone opportunity.

 

In the second period the Whitecaps would get an early powerplay opportunity to when Christina Putigna would be called for high sticking, but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity. However, they would get on the board with a Sydney Baldwin goal to cut the Pride’s lead to one. But Jonna Curtis would take an ill advised tripping penalty, and with this powerplay opportunity the Pride would get on the board with a Lexie Laing marker. both teams would continue to generate chances, but the goaltending of Lovisa Selander of the Pride and Amanda Leveille of the Whitecaps would keep this a 3-1 Pride lead heading into the second intermission.

 

In the third period the Whitecaps would get another early powerplay opportunity to start a period, and this time they would capitalize as Stephanie Anderson would score her first career NWHL goal to cut the Pride’s lead to one once again. However, that would not deter the Pride as they would strike 90 seconds later as Mary Parker would score her first goal of the season to regain the two goal lead. Then Christina Putigna would knock in the loose puck after a hard Jillian Dempsey drive to secure the Pride a 5-2 victory. Both Selander and Leveille would put up strong perfomances again as they faced a combined 84 shots.

 

Lineups:

Minnesota Whitecaps:

Jonna Curtis – Nicole Schammel – Meaghan Pezon

Audra Richards – Lauren Barnes – Allie Thunstrom

Megan Lorence – Halea Schmid – Stephanie Anderson

Kalli Funk –  –

Sydney Baldwin – Amanda Boulier

Emma Stauber – Chelsey Rosenthal

Kelsey Cline –

Amanda Leveille*

Allie Morse

 

Boston Pride:

McKenna Brand – Jillian Dempsey – Christina Putigna

Emily Fluke – Mary Parker – Alyssa Wohlfeiler

Carlee Toews – Lexie Laing – Tori Sullivan

Kaleigh Fratkin – Briana Mastel

Lauren Kelly – Lexi Bender

Mallory Souliotis – Jenna Rheault

Whitney Renn

Lovisa Selander*

Victoria Hanson

 

First Period:

MIN Penalty – 6:20 – Bench (Kelsey Cline) 2 minutes for Too Many Women

MIN Penalty – 7:15 – Chelsey Brodt Rosenthal 2 minutes for Interference

MIN Penalty – 9:17 – Kalli Funk 2 minutes for Slashing

BOS Goal – 15:21 – McKenna Brand (6) from Christina Putigna (6)

BOS Goal – 16:01 – Tori Sullivan (2) from Lexi Bender (2)

BOS Penalty – 17:14 – Alyssa Wohlfeiler 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 1st – MIN – 0       BOS – 2

Shots              10                 15

PP                   0/1                0/3

 

Second Period:

BOS Penalty – 2:33 – Christina Putigna 2 minutes for High Sticking

MIN Goal – 6:56 – Sydney Baldwin (2) from Amanda Boulier (6)

MIN Penalty – 12:55 – Jonna Curtis 2 minutes for Tripping

BOS PPG – 13:40 – Lexie Laing (2) from Lauren Kelly (3)

 

End of 2nd – MIN – 1       BOS – 3

Shots              20                 25

PP                   0/2                1/4

 

Third Period:

BOS Penalty – 1:29 – Kaleigh Fratkin 2 minutes for Cross Checking

MIN PPG – 2:31 – Stephanie Anderson (1) from Nicole Schammel (3)

BOS Goal – 3:58 – Mary Parker (1) from Emily Fluke (1) and Alyssa Wohlfeiler (3)

MIN Penalty – 8:48 – Chelsey Brodt Rosenthal 2 minutes for Cross Checking

BOS Penalty – 9:56 – McKenna Brand 2 minutes for Slashing

BOS Goal – 12:46 – Christina Putigna (2) from Jillian Dempsey (6)

 

End of 3rd – MIN – 2       BOS – 5

Shots              37                 47

PP                   1/4                1/5

 

Next Up:

Metropolitan (1-2-0 2pts) v. Boston (5-0-0 10pts) October 26th and 27th

Minnesota (1-2-1 3pts) v. Connecticut (0-2-1 1pts) October 26th and 27th

 

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