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Gameday: Team USA Closes Out Rivalry Series in Anaheim

By USA Hockey, 02/08/20, 12:30PM EST


Puck drops at 10 p.m. ET; Live on NHL Network

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The U.S. Women’s National Team closes the 2019-20 Rivalry Series against Canada tonight (Feb. 8) at 7 p.m. PT at Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Ducks. The game will be broadcasted live on NHL Network. 

GAMEDAY: Today will marks the fifth and final 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 NHL Network, and following along with @USAHockey using #RivalrySeries on Twitter.

LAST TIME OUT: Team USA enters tonight's finale with a 3-1 lead in the series after defeating Canada, 3-1, in the fourth game of the five-game slate Wednesday (Feb. 5). Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) and Hayley Scamurra (Williamsville, N.Y.) provided goals for the U.S., and netminder Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.) notched her first win as a member of the senior national team. 

RECORD CROWD: It is anticipated a crowd of 11,000-plus will be on hand Saturday (Feb. 8) at Honda Center  in Anaheim, Calif., when the U.S. and Canada meet in the final game of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series. The most attended women's national team game in the U.S. (including Olympic competition) had 10,158 spectators on Jan. 6, 2002, when the U.S. faced Canada at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. U.S. Soccer legend Julie Foudy, gymnast Katelyn Ohashi and this year's 21st Duck, Lera Doederlein, will drop tonight's ceremonial puck. 

2019-20 Series Schedule

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
Hartford, Conn.
NBCSN Alex Cavallini Stats
Tue., Dec. 17 Canada W, 2-1 Avenir Centre
Moncton, N.B.
NHL Network Alex Carpenter Stats
Mon., Feb. 3 Canada L, 2-3 (OT) Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Victoria, B.C
NHL Network Hilary Knight Stats
Wed., Feb. 5 Canada W, 3-1 Rogers Arena
Vancouver, B.C.
NHL Network Katie Burt Stats
Sat., Feb. 8 Canada W, 4-3 (OT) Honda Center
Anaheim, Calif.
NHL Network Megan Bozek Stats

*The December 14 game in Hartford was part of the 2019 Team USA Champions Series, presented by Xfinity.

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