KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Team USA looks to continue its momentum tonight against Canada in game two of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET) at the Sandman Centre. The game can be viewed live on NHL Network.
Today's meeting between the U.S. and Canada marks the second game of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series and the second matchup between the two teams in three days. The U.S. currently leads the series 1-0 following a 4-3 shootout victory, the first shootout in Rivalry Series history, in Kelowna, B.C. on Tuesday.
Team USA jumped out to an early 2-0 lead off goals from Hannah Brandt (Vadnias Heights, Minn.) and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), but Canada battled back to take a 3-2 lead heading into the last 10 minutes of the third. With 1:29 remaining in the game, Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) tied it, sending the game to overtime. The U.S. would ultimately take the game, 4-3, winning in a shootout. Knight and Carpenter tallied the shootout scores, while Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.) stood tall in net.
Following Tuesday's shootout victory, the U.S. holds a 4-2-1-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record over Canada all-time in the Rivalry Series. Canada won the 2018-19 Rivalry Series by a 2-0-0-1 record, while the U.S. won the 2019-20 Rivalry Series by a 3-1-1-0 record.
Goaltender Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.) made 28 saves in Tuesday's shootout victory over Canada, including a key stop on a penalty shot attempt by Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin with less than a minute left in overtime. She also stopped all four Canadian shootout attempts. It marked her first-ever shootout as a member of the U.S. Women's National Team.