For the third time this season, the Minnesota Whitecaps and the Boston Pride played a game against each other. In the previous two matchups, the Boston Pride won both games. Here is how the Whitecaps would line up.
There was no scoring in the first period, as both Amanda Leveille and Katie Burt would shut the door on any offensive chances by both teams. In the second period, it would take till almost the end of the period before we would get the games’ first goal. It would be the Whitecaps who would grab the lead. While Minnesota was short handed, Curtis would rip off the puck at the blue line. She would race up the middle and skate in-between the two defenders. Curtis would then be tripped up between the circles, and while she was sliding on the ice, she managed to tip the puck and place it 5 hole on Katie Burt for the short handed goal.
That would be all the scoring needed in this game, as both goalies were standing on their heads and keeping the puck out of the net. Late in the game, in an attempt to tie the game, the Pride pulled their goalie for the extra skater. A Pride turnover at the offensive blue line gave the puck to Jonna Curtis, who then added the insurance marker empty net goal. It would be her second goal of the game, and third goal of the season. The goal would also seal the game and preserve the shutout for Amanda Leveille.
Officially on the boxscore states that Katie Burt of the Boston Pride faced 21 shots, making 20 saves; while Amanda Leveille of the Minnesota Whitecaps faced 28 shots, making 28 saves and earning the shutout.
These two teams will square off again tomorrow at 2p CST.