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Boston beats Montreal 5-3 after comeback scare

Burbank Ice Arena    Sat, Feb 25, 2012

Montreal tried to dig itself out of a four-goal hole, but Boston held on for a 5-3 victory.

A goal by Alyssa Wohlfeiler put Boston up 5-1 in the second period, but Montreal pulled to within two on Caroline Ouellette's tally 19:38 into the third period.

Erika Lawler was all over the ice for Boston, as she finished with two goals in the win. Lawler's tallies came on the power play at 13:21 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Boston and 2:31 into the second to make the score 4-1 Boston.

Boston stifled Montreal's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.

Boston also got points from Kelli Stack, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Boston received assists from Caitlin Cahow, Gigi Marvin, and Kacey Bellamy, who contributed one each and Jaclyn Hawkins and Jessica Koizumi, who each chipped in two.

Montreal's offense operated below it season average. Montreal puts an average of five pucks into the net per game. Montreal's offense efficiently hummed along to the tune of 43 shots put on Boston's net. Montreal's defense was uncharacteristically lax during the game. Montreal is averaging two goals against for the season.

Montreal was led by Emmanuelle Blais, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Blais scored 3:05 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Montreal. Vanessa Davidson assisted on the tally. Montreal additionally got points from Blais, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Sabrina Harbec also scored for Montreal. Other players who recorded assists for Montreal were Stephanie Denino, Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux, and Meghan Agosta, who contributed one each.

Molly Schaus turned away 40 pucks between the pipes for Boston. Boston incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Jenny Lavigne recorded 21 saves for Montreal. Montreal incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.