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Goal by Goal: Canada beats USA in first exhibition series meetup, 4-1

Bach and Poulin dominate while Knight gets on the board

Natalie Spooner #24 of Canada attempts a shot under pressure from Hannah Brandt #20 of the United States in the third period during the game at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on November 8, 2019 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
Photo by Justin Berl/For The Ice Garden

Team Canada and Team USA competed for the first time this season in game one of their exhibition series in Pittsburgh to prepare for their second annual Rivalry Series starting in December.

Canada scored early with two goals in the first half of the first period. USA was able to answer for one but didn’t come back from there. Canada was able to notch two more goals in the second period, and after a scoreless third, they ended it there 4-1.

Twelve penalties were called total, six on each side, most of which came in the third period after tensions escalated throughout the game.

These teams will face off again on Sunday Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. EST at Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, PA, which they sold out for game one.

CANADA GOAL

Victoria Bach (Marie-Philip Poulin) at 6:03 of the first period

USA: 0 - CAN: 1

CANADA GOAL

Sarah Fillier (Loren Gabel) at 10:04 of the first period

USA: 0 - CAN: 2

USA GOAL

Hilary Knight (Dani Cameranesi, Emily Matheson) at 14:31 of the first period

USA: 1 - CAN: 2

CANADA GOAL

Marie-Philip Poulin at 4:12 of the second period

USA: 1 - CAN: 3

CANADA GOAL

Victoria Bach at 6:27 of the second period

USA: 1 - CAN: 4