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Team USA Falls to Canada in OT, 2-1, in St. Paul

12/03/2017, 2:30pm EST
By USA Hockey

Keller Scores; Team USA outshoots Canada, 28-26

The U.S. Women's National Team fell to Canada in overtime, 2-1, here tonight before a crowd of  9,098 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, as part of The Time is Now Tour, presented by Toyota.

“I thought that we played pretty well, but I don’t think we played with enough speed,” said Robb Stauber, head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. “We did a good job of controlling the puck and getting some chances. We’ve got to turn around and do it again [on Tuesday].”

Team USA went on back-to-back power plays around the 15-minute mark of the first period, but could not convert despite several good chances on net. Neither team could break the ice in the first 20 minutes of play, leaving the game scoreless entering the second period. 

Just under a minute and a half into the second frame, Megan Keller (Farmington, Mich.) tucked in a rebound goal on the power play to put the U.S. on the board. Team Canada netted the equalizer with 2:08 left in the second period to tie the contest, 1-1, after 40 minutes of play.

Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.) made two consecutive point-blank saves on a net-front scramble less than three minutes into the final period to keep the game tied, and finished with 12 stops in the last stanza to force overtime with the teams still even, 1-1.

Three-on-three play lasted just 37 seconds before Team Canada won a faceoff, skated the puck down the right side, and shot high-blocker side past Rooney, ending the game at 2-1. Rooney stopped 24 of 26 shots in the loss.

The U.S. returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 8:00 p.m. ET against Canada at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

NOTES: The U.S. outshot Canada 28-26 … Maddie Rooney was U.S. Player of the Game...For complete game statistics, click here… The Time is Now Tour consists of a series of games in the U.S. to assist the U.S. Women's National Team in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. For more information, including the full schedule and ticket information, visit TheTimeisNowTour.com … For full coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Team, click here. Follow along on social media @USAHockey on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook.com/uswomenshockey.

 

 

 

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2017-18 USWNT Schedule

Date Opponent TIme (Local/ET)/Result Venue Location Broadcast/Stream Tickets
Sun., Oct. 22 Canada W, 5-2 Centre Videotron Quebec City, Que. NHL Network
Wed., Oct. 25 Canada* L, 1-5 Agganis Arena Boston, Mass. NHL Network
Tues., Nov. 7 Finland
Four Nations Cup*
W, 8-2 Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV
Wed., Nov. 8 Canada
Four Nations Cup*
W, 4-2 Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV
Fri., Nov. 10 Sweden
Four Nations Cup*
W, 5-0 Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV
Sun., Nov. 12 Canada
Championship Game
Four Nations Cup*
W, 5-1 AMALIE Arena Tampa, Fla. HockeyTV
Sun., Dec. 3 Canada* L, 1-2 OT Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minn. NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports App
Tues., Dec. 5 Canada L, 0-2 Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Man. NHL Network
Fri., Dec. 15 Canada* 7:00 p.m./10:00 p.m. SAP Center San Jose, Calif. NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports App
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Sun., Dec. 17 Canada 5 p.m./7 p.m. Rogers Place Edmonton, Alta. NHL Network

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