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Brampton wins tough contest against Boston, 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
Brampton and Boston were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Brampton made the most of its opportunities and won, 3-2.
Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Ashley Riggs' goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.
Brampton was paced by Riggs, who tallied one goal. Riggs scored 18:46 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Brampton. Molly Engstrom provided the assist.
Brampton excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Brampton kept Boston's goalie busy throughout the game, and Molly Schaus made 30 saves on 33 shots.
Brampton additionally got points from Vicki Bendus, who also had one goal and one assist. Brampton also got a goal from Britney Selina as well. More assists for Brampton came via Jayna Hefford, who had two and Tara Gray and Lori Dupuis, who each chipped in one.
Boston managed to stay out of the box better than usual, registering one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Boston finished below its season average of 9.0 penalty minutes per game. Boston did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Boston puts an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game. Boston found itself stymied offensively, and got off a mere 10 shots against Brampton's defense.
Boston was helped by Jessica Koizumi, who racked up one goal. Koizumi scored 10:31 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Erika Lawler also scored for Boston.
Liz Knox recorded eight saves for Brampton. Brampton incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.