Led by captain Marie-Philip Poulin, the Canadian women making up the country’s national team beat the United States 2-1 in overtime in the fifth game of the Rivalry Series on Wednesday evening.
Facing off in at the Centene Community Ice Center in St. Louis, MO. Canada finished off the Americans with 1:09 left in overtime, as the Canadian leader scored her second goal of the game on Alex Cavallini.
Picking up the puck and carrying it through the neutral zone, Poulin found Ste. Anne’s Jocelyne Larocque on the two-on-one. The playmaking defenceman slipped the puck back to Poulin at the netfront, who deflected it high past the American netminder for the overtime win.
Marie-Philip Poulin wins the game for 🇨🇦 in overtime with her second goal of the night! pic.twitter.com/tNhHFK7Hxp
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 16, 2021
Ann-Renee Desbiens made 31 saves for the victory, while the Americans saw Cavallini stop 24 of 26 shots directed her way. Hilary Knight scored the United States’ lone goal.
After giving Canada a 1-0 lead on a second period power play, Poulin needed just 3:51 of overtime to seal the deal for the now 3-1-1 Canadian squad. Through five games of the nine-game travelling Rivalry Series, Canada has the edge on their American counterparts, who now sit at 2-2-1.
Next up in the series is a rematch in St. Louis on Friday, before the teams take a trip to St. Paul, MN. on Monday.