Canada beats US 4-3 in dramatic shootout at Women’s Worlds IG News

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Ann-Renée Debussy flourishes in the shootout.

The one-on-one showdown is right in the decorated Canadian goaltender’s wheelhouse.

After a late fall against her country’s arch-rival, she reset and pulled ahead in a big way.

DeSabian made key saves in overtime and made six more saves in the shootout before Jamie Lee Rattray scored the winning goal in the ninth period as Canada defeated the United States 4–3 in the final preliminary round game, 3–1 in regulation. took a late lead. Both teams in the Women’s World Hockey Championship on Monday.

“It ain’t over until it’s over,” DeSabian said. “Really proud of how we responded in overtime.

“We’ve always found different ways to win. Today was a new way.

It definitely was.

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Things looked icy for the tournament hosts when Laura Stacy scored into an empty net with 2:27 left in regulation.

But the Americans were far from done.

Hilary Knight buried a rebound to within one with 39 seconds remaining—the arena that lost scoreboard power during the game was challenged for offside—inside the suddenly tense CAA Center.

“When there was no clock I was like, ‘I don’t know how much time is left. Hopefully we have another minute or something,'” Knight said.

Canada’s head coach Troy Ryan shared a line after a lengthy video review to illustrate the bizarre situation with some of his teams in the past.

“Sometimes we say, ‘If a scoreboard falls off the roof, we need to do as we expected,'” he said. “You fall for the plan that you have done in the past. Everyone just did their job.

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But Amanda Kessel then scored for the Americans with 3.4 seconds left on the clock after a chaotic scramble and added an impossible equalizer to force the crowd into more time-outs.

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The young American squad killed Knight with a penalty in the extra period before the American captain was later robbed by the Debians on a break in OT.

This set the stage for a long shootout – DeBiens and American counterpart Erin Frankel went head-to-head after allowing a goal on the first attempt – before the under-utilized Rattray scored the clincher on a good deke.

“A player who is very valuable to us,” said Ryan. “At times she has been our 13th forward, sometimes she has played on the left wing in the first line.

“Someone who always finds a way to make the big move.”

The powerhouse nations now turn their attention to Thursday’s quarter-finals after topping Group A 1-2.

Sarah Fillier, with a goal and an assist, and Marie-Philippe Poulin also scored in regulation for Canada.

USA goalie Erin Frankel (31) defends against Canada forward Marie-Philippe Poulin (29) during the first period of hockey action at the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships in Brampton, Ontario, Monday, April 10, 2023.

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Desbiens made 26 saves in 65 minutes of action before starring in the shootout.

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“Big-game player,” Ryan said of his goalkeeper, who turned 29 on Monday. “She celebrates a good win.”

“Extraordinary,” added Fillier. “It’s so easy to play in front of Ann. He has so much faith in himself, so much faith in us.

Hannah Bilka added a goal and an assist for the Americans, who got 33 stops from Frankel. Taylor Hayes had two assistants.

“They’re loaded,” US head coach John Wroblewski said of Canada. “They’re big, they’re fast, they’re skilful. I’m so proud of our girls that they put them away and then were able to take our swings.

“We’re too young. There’s got to be confidence in that room that they can play with them and hopefully beat them someday. Hopefully that’s Sunday when we earn our way to the gold-medal game.

The U.S. took a 1-0 lead midway through the first on the power play, when Bilka beat Debiens with her blocker.

Canada, which is looking to claim its fourth major tournament in less than 20 months, responded four minutes later when Sarah Nurse barely carried the puck over the net to level the score after 20 minutes. Filer returns.

Black-clad Canada went ahead on a 5-on-3 power play three minutes into the second when Poulin blew up a one-timer to set the stage for another wild chapter in an intense rivalry.

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“A strange end to the game,” said Fillier. “We got into every special situation that we could have had. But it’s a good experience for us.”

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Marie-Philippe Poulin helping local community ice rink

Some fans took advantage of the spring weather in this suburb west of Toronto to tailgate in the parking lot hours before the puck dropped.

The Canadians broke the Americans’ streak of five straight world titles at the pandemic-delayed 2021 event in Calgary before securing Olympic gold at the 2022 Beijing Games.

Canada took a second consecutive win at worlds in September in Denmark for the event’s third podium-topping performance in 12 months.

The US entered the tournament 5–1 against Canada in the teams’ previous six preliminary round meetings at the event, including a 5–2 victory in Denmark.

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Members of the Canadian and American rosters remain bitter rivals on the ice, but tensions have been taken off the rink by working together as members of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association (PWHPA), which has set a goal of starting a league in 2023. has told. -24.

This past season players from both countries competed in the PWHPA’s Dream Gap Tour – a four-team exhibition circuit that crisscrossed the continent with rosters that saw multiple international foes skate on the same side for the first time.

Canada and the US also played a seven-game rivalry series that spanned from November to February as they looked to continue to grow the game on and off the ice.

Knight said of Monday, “Ultimately we just didn’t go our way.” “But what a game for the fans.”