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Canadian Women's National team defeats United States, 2-0

9,048 fans attended Sunday's game. Canada wins 2-of-3 games in inaugural Rivalry Series.

by Brett McWethy / DetroitRedwings.com

DETROIT (February 17, 2019) - The Canadian Women's National Hockey Team recorded a 2-0 win over the U.S. Women's National Team in front of 9,048 fans in the finale of the inaugural Rivalry Series at the award-winning Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Canadiens edged the United States in the three-game Rivalry Series, 2-1.  

Canada jumped out to a 1-0 lead after one period of play. Brianne Jenner scored a power play goal at 5:20, with the tally assisted by Renata Fast and Brigette Lacquette. The Americans out-shot Canada in the period, 8-6, with Canada goalie Shannon Szabados making eight saves and USA's Alex Rigsby turning aside five shots.

Canada's lead was extended to two goals (2-0) at 3:35 of the second period after a tally by Blayre Turnbull, who finished an initial shot by Laura Stacey. The Americans held a second-period advantage with 21 shots compared to Canada's seven attempts.  

Both teams were held scoreless in the decisive third period. At the 2:23 mark, the United States' Savannah Harmon beat Szabados, but the goal was called back after a crease violation. The Americans out-shot Canada, 9-4, in the third period.

For the game, the U.S. National Team out-shot Canada, 38-17. Szabados stopped all 38 shots she faced, while Rigsby tallied 15 saves.

The Rivalry Series consisted of three contests between the women's national teams of both the U.S. and Canada with games Feb. 12 in London, Ontario, Feb. 14 in Toronto and Sunday's game at Little Caesars Arena, which was presented by TCF Bank and kicked off the celebration of Hockey Week Across America.

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