Women's Professional Ice Hockey

Power Play Shines as PWHL NY Breaks 7-Game Skid Before the Break

On Monday night, PWHL New York hosted PWHL Boston at UBS Arena, and the teams faced off for the fourth time this season. Monday’s game was the last for both teams before the almost month-long break for the Women’s World Championship. Coming into this game, New York was looking to break a seven-game winning streak, and Boston was also looking to get back into the win column. 

Both sides started the game with heightened intensity and were hungry to score the game's first goal. Both sides were able to get their opportunities on net, Boston with 12 and New York with 10 at the end of the period, but ultimately, it was the goaltenders who shined in the first. New York goaltender #30 Corinne Schroeder and Boston goaltender #31 Aerin Frankel combined for 22 saves in the period. 

New York got a powerplay opportunity just seconds into the second period, giving them an opportunity to display their lethal powerplay unit. Like so many times this season, New York was able to convert on the mad advantage when #28 Michah Zandee-Hart rocketed a shot from the top of the zone that #27 Jade Downie-Landry deflected into the back of the net. Downie-Landry’s goal was just the spark New York was looking for to shift the game in their favor.

A few minutes later, New York got another opportunity on the man advantage and again scored. This time, it was #18 Elizabeth Giguère who took the puck down low and slipped it past Frankel after a cross-ice pass from Downie Landry, registering her second point of the night.

Boston wasn’t going to let the game get away from them that easily, as they scored their own goal before the end of the second period. Boston came into the zone on a 2-on-1 opportunity, and #11 Alina Müller fooled Schroeder with a fake pass but instead took the shot. For the rest of the period, both sides got chances, but no other goals were scored, giving New York the 2-1 advantage going into the third.

To start off the third period, both teams were battling it out, but a lethal New York power play got another opportunity eight minutes into the period, and for the third time, they capitalized. Good forchecking in the offensive zone led to the opportunity as Giguère was able to send a crisp pass to Downie-Landry who one-timed the puck into the net, scoring her second of the game. Boston tried to make a push late to try and tie the game, but New York’s defense stood tall to secure the win and snap their seven game losing streak.

With the long break, PWHL New York isn’t back in action until April 20th, when they’ll host Boston again and look to make a push for the playoffs. 

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Adriana Leone

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