PWHL RECAP: Toronto Defeats Minnesota in Game 2 Goalie Battle

Toronto holds Minnesota scoreless again as they claim Game 2 of the playoff series.

PWHL RECAP: Toronto Defeats Minnesota in Game 2 Goalie Battle
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Toronto and Minnesota battled in Game 2 of the five-game playoff series on Friday night. After never having a scoreless period through the entire season or the first game of this series, these two teams headed to the third at 0-0.

Kristen Campbell was in net for Toronto after a stellar shutout performance in the first game of the series, but it was Maddie Rooney who got the nod for Minnesota this time around.

Four minor penalties were given in the first period, giving two power plays to each side however no goals were scored with the player advantage. The lone penalty in the second period was given to Mellissa Channel, giving Toronto a power play but they still could not capitalize.

After two periods, Toronto was outshooting Minnesota 19-13 and did look to have the edge when it came to possession and shot attempts.

Minnesota earned two power play opportunities in the third period after roughing and tripping calls against Toronto but, say it with me now, no goals.

Time ticked down on regulation, with no goals headed into the last four minutes despite many great chances on both ends.

It wasn't until 18:36 in the third when the 0-0 tie was broken by Jesse Compher with her first playoff goal and point to make it 1-0. Renata Fast and Emma Maltais had the assists on that goal.

Minnesota pulled Rooney from the net shortly after and Toronto was able to score again on the empty net. Hannah Miller scored with the help of Brittany Howard to make it 2-0 before time expired on the game.

Kristen Campbell, more affectionately named 'Soupy' by her friends and fans, has now posted back-to-back shutouts to start Toronto's playoffs.

These two teams will be back for Game 3 on Monday night in Minnesota where Toronto will go for the sweep and Minnesota will look to break their losing streak on home ice.