NWHL Recap – 1/26/2020 – Boston Pride v. Minnesota Whitecaps

Boston Pride (19-1-0 38pts) v. Minnesota Whitecaps (13-4-2 28pts)

 

Game Recap:

In the second game of their weekend series in Minnesota, the Whitecaps look to give the Boston Pride their second loss of the season before going into the All Star Break. In the first period the Pride would take the early charge as McKenna Brand would score her 17th of the season to give the Pride the 1-0 lead. The Pride however would get themselves into penalty trouble, but on both powerplay opportunities the Whitecaps would be unable to capitalize to tie the game at one as the Pride took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

 

In the second period the Whitecaps would gain another powerplay to start the period, but once again the Pride would keep the Whitecaps off the board, but that wouldn’t last as Allie Thunstrom would net her 18th of the season to tie the game at one midway through the period. The Whitecaps would gain another powerplay, but after having it killed by the Pride Mary Parker would net her 12th of the season to retake the lead for the Pride as they entered the second intermission with the 2-1 lead.

 

Then in the third period Whitecaps would be blanked once again on the powerplay by the Pride, but while the Pride would be on their first powerplay opportunity of the game it would be Thunstrom scoring shorthanded for the Whitecaps to tie the game at two. However, the tie would not last long as Lexi Bender would strike on the powerplay to retake the lead. Then with 15 seconds left in the game Christina Putigna would score the empty netter to secure the 4-2 victory to give the Pride their 20th win of the season.

 

Lineups:

Boston Pride:

McKenna Brand – Jillian Dempsey – Christina Putigna

Tori Sullivan – Lexie Laing – Carlee Toews

Emily Fluke – Jordan Juron – Mary Parker

Whitney Renn

Lexi Bender / Kaleigh Fratkin

Briana Mastel / Mallory Souliotis

Lauren Kelly / Jenna Rheault

Lovisa Selander

Victoria Hanson

 

Minnesota Whitecaps:

Nicole Schammel – Haylea Schmid – Megan Lorence

Jonna Curtis – Meaghan Pezon – Allie Thunstrom

Stephanie Anderson – Lauren Barnes – Audra Richards

Kalli Funk

Sydney Baldwin – Winny Brown

Kelsey Cline – Amanda Boulier

Chelsey Rosenthal – Rose Alleva

Amanda Leveille

Allie Morse

 

First Period:

BOS Goal – 5:23 – McKenna Brand (17) from Jillian Dempsey (21)

BOS Penalty – 6:31 – Emily Fluke 2 minutes for Holding

BOS Penalty – 16:57 – Jenna Rheault 2 minutes for High Sticking

 

End of 1st – BOS – 1       MIN – 0

Shots              09                 12

PP                 0/0                  0/2

 

Second Period:

BOS Penalty – 4:12 – Kaleigh Fratkin 2 minutes for Cross Checking

MIN Goal – 11:32 – Allie Thunstrom (18) from Jonna Curtis (14) and Meahan Pezon (11)

BOS Penalty – 14:32 – Briana Mastel 2 minutes for Tripping

BOS Goal – 17:27 – Mary Parker (12) from Tori Sullivan (13)

 

End of 2nd – BOS – 2       MIN – 1

Shots              17                 21

PP                 0/0                  0/4

 

Third Period:

BOS Penalty – 1:03 – Kaleigh Fratkin 2 minutes for Tripping

MIN Penalty – 4:20 – Jonna Curtis 2 minutes for Holding

MIN SHG – 4:59 – Allie Thustrom (19) from Lauren Barnes (8)

BOS PPG – 5:34 – Lexi Bender (4) from Tori Sullivan (14) and Mallory Souliotis (11)

BOS Penalty – 14:55 – Mary Parker 2 minutes for Cross Checking

BOS ENG – 19:15 – Christina Putigna (7) from Jillian Dempsey (22)

 

End of 3rd – BOS – 4       MIN – 2

Shots              26                 35

PP                 1/1                  0/6

Next Up:

NWHL All Star Game – Team Packer v. Team Dempsey – February 9th

 

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