LPHF | A ninth victory in a row for Toronto, which beats Montreal 3-0

The Toronto team beat the Montreal team 3-0 on Friday night in the Professional Women’s Hockey League.

It was Toronto’s ninth straight victory.

Hannah Miller, Rebecca Leslie and Emma Maltais, in an empty net, scored for the Toronto team.

Kristen Campbell recorded the shutout with 23 saves.

Elaine Chuli blocked 30 of 32 shots faced.

Laura Stacey had a partial breakaway in the first minute of the game, but couldn’t beat Campbell.

Toronto thanked its goalie a few moments later, when Miller took advantage of a rebound in the slot to open the scoring. Natalie Spooner and Sarah Nurse had the assists on Miller’s fifth goal of the season.

With nearly nine minutes remaining in the first period, the Montreal team got its first chance to score by creating traffic in front of the net. A loose puck in front of the goalie caused a rally near the semi-circle, but Toronto managed to get a hold of the puck and avoid damage.

Thirty seconds had passed in the second period when Montreal saw Stacey hit the boards hard after contact with an opponent. The attacker, however, remained on the bench for her team and remained in the match.

At 8:06 of play, six players, three from each team, were punished for roughness following a furious melee near the Montreal bench.

Toronto almost doubled its lead in the second minute of play in the third period. Chuli made a great save moving to her right, as Toronto’s attackers created a lot of traffic around her.

Chuli, however, could do nothing about Leslie’s perfect deflection, which redirected a shot from the point intended for him, into the upper right corner of the net.

While Montreal enjoyed a numerical advantage, Maltais scored into an empty net to bring the final score to 3-0 and cancel his team’s penalty at the same time.

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