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Les Canadiennes uses shootout to best Brampton Thunder, 5-4 (1-0 SO)

Boisbriand Rink     Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Les Canadiennes defeated Brampton Thunder in a shootout 5-4 (1-0 SO).

The shootout featured six attempts between both teams.

Les Canadiennes overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Les Canadiennes fell behind 3-1 after a short handed goal by Brampton Thunder's Courtney Birchard at 18:00 in the second period. Les Canadiennes tied things up at 4-4 on a goal by Cathy Chartrand at 19:32 in the third period.

Les Canadiennes got the win behind a great game by Marie-Philip Poulin, who had two goals and two assists. Poulin scored the first of her two goals on the power play at 4:55 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Brampton Thunder. Les Canadiennes had gotten the advantage when Brampton Thunder's Rebecca Vint was sent off for holding stick. Poulin's next tally on the power play made the score 3-3 with 5:00 left in the third period. Ann-Sophie Bettez assisted on the tally.

Les Canadiennes excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Brampton Thunder was unable to stop Les Canadiennes from sending pucks towards the net, and Les Canadiennes eventually piled up 35 shots on goal. Les Canadiennes' defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. Les Canadiennes averages 1.5 goal allowed per game.

Les Canadiennes additionally got points from Bettez, who also finished with one goal and one assist. In addition, Les Canadiennes received assists from Caroline Ouellette, who had two.

Brampton Thunder got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

Brampton Thunder also had goals scored by Becca King and Sarah Edney, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Brampton Thunder were Laura Fortino, who had two and Jocelyne Larocque and Jenna McParland, who contributed one each.

Les Canadiennes' Charline Labonte stopped 17 shots out of the 21 that she faced. Les Canadiennes incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Erica Howe made 30 saves for Brampton Thunder on 34 shots. Brampton Thunder incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.