PWHL Playoffs 2014
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MISSISSAUGA uses early goal to top BLUEWATER, 3-1
Story by Narrative Science.
Ainsley MacMillan scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and MISSISSAUGA held off the challenges of BLUEWATER in a tough 3-1 win.MISSISSAUGA took over the lead for good with a goal by MacMillan at 13:16 in the first period. Alex Finlayson assisted on the tally.
The win gave MISSISSAUGA a 1-0 lead in the best of one series.
MISSISSAUGA was led by goalie Alysia DaSilva, who finished with 31 saves while allowing one goal. DaSilva managed to improve on her goals against average, which stood at 1.49 prior to the game.
BLUEWATER's power play was ineffective against MISSISSAUGA's penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
MISSISSAUGA's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on nine BLUEWATER power plays. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Others who scored for MISSISSAUGA included Kristen Lucas and Caitlyn Sadowy, who scored one goal each. In addition, MISSISSAUGA received assists from Nadine Edney and Kaitlin Lowy, who each chipped in one.
BLUEWATER forced MISSISSAUGA goalie DaSilva to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
MISSISSAUGA totaled 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 2-for-7 on the power play. MISSISSAUGA ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Victoria Bach was ejected from the game. Molly Jenkins recorded 19 saves for BLUEWATER. BLUEWATER incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.