The second ever game for the Montreal Force took place today. In their first game, they went toe to toe with the Buffalo Beauts, beating them in a shootout to earn their first franchise victory. Montreal, looking to try and make it two for two on the weekend, here is how the teams would line up.
In the first period, it would be the home Buffalo Beauts, who would strike first, the goal coming from Whitney Dove, her second goal of the season. A blast from the point that would get by everyone, including the goaltender.
Before the end of the first period, the Beauts would double their lead in the game. The goal coming from Allison Attea, her first goal of the season, and her first career PHF goal. Another shot from the blue line that would elude everyone, including the goalkeeper’s glove and the puck would fly into the top corner of the net. The Beauts would take a 2-0 lead heading into the second period.
Early in the second period, the Force would get on the board and cut into the Buffalo lead. The goal coming from Deziray De Sousa, her first goal of the season. She carried the puck up the left side of the offensive zone and let go a low shot that would get through the legs of Hofmann. The Force would still be down a goal heading into the third period.
Early in the third period, Montreal would tie up the game. The goal would come from Kristina Shanahan, her first goal of the season. A shot from the point by Kaity Howarth would somehow avoid the bodies in front and the puck would find the stick of Catherine Dubois, who would make a backhand cross crease pass that would find Shanahan to deposit the puck into the net.
Four minutes later, the Beauts would once again take the lead. The goal coming from Autumn MacDougall, her first goal of the season. MacDougall would slip behind the Force’s defense and she would bust in on the breakaway. She looked like she was going to lose the puck, but at the last moment, she regained possession and was able to lift the puck and shoot it into the roof of the net.
According to the boxscore, that was the only shot taken by the Beauts in the third period, and it would prove to be the game winner, as the Beauts would hold on to defeat Montreal by a score of 3-2.
Tera Hofmann would get the start for the Buffalo Beauts, and she would face 33 shots, making 31 saves. While Marie-Soleil Deschenes would start for the Montreal Force, she would face 18 shots, making 15 saves.
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The next game for the Buffalo Beauts will be against the Connecticut Whale on November 19th at 6p. While the next game for the Montreal Force will be against the Metropolitan Riveters on November 26th at 2p.
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