The U.S. Women’s National Team will open the 2019-20 Rivalry Series tonight (Dec. 14) at 7 p.m. ET in Hartford, Connecticut, at the XL Center.
The game, which is part of the 2019 Team USA Champions Series, presented by Xfinity, will be broadcasted live on NBC Sports Network.
GAMEDAY: Today will mark the opening contest of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series, a five-game series between the U.S. and Canada. The first event of its kind between the rival nations took place in a three-game format last February. Fans can catch all the action live in the U.S. by tuning into NBC Sports Network, and following along with @USAHockey using #RivalrySeries on Twitter.
LAST SERIES: The U.S. won the opening game in London, Ontario, with Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scoring the game-winning goal and Alex Cavallini (Delafield, Wis.) recording a 33-save shutout to secure a hard-fought 1-0 victory. Canada struck back in game two, claiming a 4-3 win over Team USA in Toronto despite eight members Americans getting onto the score sheet. In the series finale at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, the U.S. fell to Canada, 2-0, despite a 15-save outing for Rigsby.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: A total of six players are making their U.S. Women’s National Team debut, including Kelly Browne (Burlington, Mass.), Natalie Buchbinder (Fairport, N.Y.), Britta Curl (Bismarck, N.D), Clair DeGeorge (Anchorage, Alaska), Aerin Frankel (New York, N.Y.) and Abby Roque (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.). Five of the six newcomers participated in the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship, combining for four medals at the 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 tournaments, including three gold and one silver.
|Date||Opponent||TIME (ET)/Result||Location||Broadcast||Tickets/U.S. Player Of The Game||Game Stats|
|Sat., Dec. 14*||Canada||W, 4-1||XL Center
|Tue., Dec. 17||Canada||W, 2-1||Avenir Centre
|NHL Network||Alex Carpenter||Stats|
|Mon., Feb. 3||Canada||L, 2-3 (OT)||Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
|NHL Network||Hilary Knight||Stats|
|Wed., Feb. 5||Canada||W, 3-1||Rogers Arena
|NHL Network||Katie Burt||Stats|
|Sat., Feb. 8||Canada||W, 4-3 (OT)||Honda Center
|NHL Network||Megan Bozek||Stats|