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Women's Olympic Recap: Canada 4, United States 2

Desbiens finished with 51 saves and Jenner scored twice to help Canada to a win over the U.S. in the prelim finale

February 8, 2022


BEIJING, China – Canada’s Women’s Olympic Team closed out a perfect preliminary round at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games on Tuesday afternoon (Monday night in Canada), getting three goals in 5:25 late in the second period to earn a come-from-behind 4-2 win over the United States.

• Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.) made 51 saves, setting the record for most stops in an Olympic game by a Canadian goaltender (men’s or women’s hockey).
• Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) scored a pair of goals.
• Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.) netted the game-winning goal.
• Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) converted a shorthanded penalty shot (the first successful penalty shot by a Canadian woman at the Olympics) and added an assist.
• Canada extended its winning streak in the preliminary round to 19 games, dating back to 2002.
• Canada scored on its lone power-play opportunity, and killed five of six U.S. advantages.
• The United States outshot Canada 53-27.

Next Game:
Quarterfinals – opponent, date and time to be determined

Quotes :
“First off you congratulate the team on winning the [group in the] preliminary round. As a team you have to talk and share the successes that have made it worthwhile, but the biggest thing is that we know we didn’t play our best game. It’s great that we were able to win, but we have to go back to the drawing board and look at some of the areas we can improve, in particular our puck management. [We will have to] just tighten up a bit and make some adjustments moving forward.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on a perfect prelims

“It was a little bit of a messy win. I think our special teams were huge for us, our goaltender was huge and our defence blocked a lot of shots down the stretch. It was a good sign that we could find a way to win.”
- Jenner on the key to defeating the U.S.

“As a goalie you just need to give your team an opportunity to win. I know it might not have been the start we wanted as a team, but sometimes when your team needs you, you have to be there and that’s what I did today.”
- Desbiens on her 51-save performance

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