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Alex Carpenter lifts PWHL NY to win in OT thriller

After 13 days without a game, PWHL NY was back in action Saturday afternoon when they visited PWHL Boston and were looking to add another win to the column. 

New York showed just how well rested they were as they came out firing on all ends of the ice, but Boston, being resilient, kept New York off the score sheet for the majority of the period. While playing critical defense, they also had their fair share of offensive chances with power play opportunities, but New York's defense stood tall. The game went back and forth during the first period, but Emma Woods broke the tie and gave New York the lead when she put away a rebound left by Aerin Frankel. Woods' goal gave New York a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission. 

The second period saw Boston with a heightened energy as they dominated most of the period. Despite their strong showing and push in the offensive zone, PWHL NY head coach Howie Draper's team was able to defend their net with the help of spectacular goaltending from Corinne Schroeder. Her goaltending is why New York went into the third period with the lead. 

The third period resembled the back-and-forth play of the first period, with both sides getting offensive opportunities and playing stellar defense. This time, Boston would get the goal after trading opportunities. #5 Megan Keller would make space for herself and rocket one right past Schroeder to tie the game up with 1:05 to go. Keller's late tying goal would ultimately send this game into overtime. 

The energy of the third period carried over into the overtime period, which made for some exciting 3-on-3 hockey. In the first minute, both teams had opportunities to seal the win, but both goaltenders came up with big saves to keep the game going.

New York would score the golden goal after Jamie Bourbonnais dished a pass to Alex Carpenter, who sniped one right past Frankel. Carpenter’s goal lifted New York over Boston and extended their winning streak to two games.

PWHL NY is back in action on Wednesday, where they will retake the ice at UBS Arena at 7:00 PM and look to get revenge over PWHL Montreal from the last time the two teams faced off at UBS.

Adriana Leone

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