In the second game of the NWHL night would see the Twitter rivals Boston Pride faceoff against the Toronto Six for the first time. Here is how the lineups would look heading into the game:
In the first period, Toronto would come out hot trying to establish control but Selander would have all the answers to keep everything scoreless. It would take a little over halfway through the period before we would have the breakthrough. It would come from the Boston Pride, when Christina Putigna would score on the power play. The assists on the play would come from Taylor Turnquist and Lauren Kelly.
The first period would end with the Pride being outshot by the Six but leading in the all important scoring category.
In the second period, both teams would bring more balance to the game. The shot count was even at 11, and there were 5 penalties called in the period as both teams were playing more defensive hockey. No scoring happened in the second period.
In the third period, the Six would come out strong again like they did in the first period, looking for the equalizer in the game. It would come early on in the period by Brooke Boquist on the powerplay. A great shot in the slot and Boquist would collect the rebound and put it behind Selander. The assist on the play would come from Emma Woods.
The Six, riding the momentum, would nab a second goal and take the lead for the first time in the game. It would come a minute after the Boquist goal. It came in the form of an even strength goal from Mikyla Grant-Mentis. Assist on the play came from Amy Curlew.
Boston would find themselves getting into penalty trouble but their penalty kill came up big and would keep Toronto from scoring and taking advantage. There was a late penalty by Shiann Darkangelo giving Boston the chance to tie the game. The Toronto penalty kill would come up big and stop the Boston surge. Toronto would hang on to get their first NWHL win.
Lovisa Selander would face 38 shots and would come up with 36 saves, while Elaine Chuli would face 25 shots and would make 24 saves.
You can check out the box score of the game here:
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