Furies Head Down South to the Boston Igloo for a Playoff Push.
Coming off a disappointing December, the Furies were looking to start the New Year off right, unfortunately so were the Boston Blades. The Blades got out to an early start taking the lead just seven minutes in from #17 Megan Grieves. The Furies didn’t have time to think about what happened when #5 Ng put another one on the board to take an early 2-0 lead. After that, the Furies final returned the favour as #17 Fulton buries a shot from the half boards, making it 2-1. With only two minutes left in the first period, Furies Danielle Gagne, put one in the back of the net for her very first CWHL goal. Both teams’ head to the dressing room all tied up at two.
Again the Blades got out to a quick start as #19 Wsylk tallies her first of the season to put the Blades back in the lead. The Furies would head to the Power play twice in the second coming up empty handed both times. Despite the Blades out shooting Toronto 17-10, the Furies were able to keep the score at 3-2 Blades.
The third period saw back and forth action with both teams getting great chances. The Furies would defend two penalty kills to keep the score at 3-2 Blades. With ten minutes left Boston would put the final nail in the coffin as #28 Leary would get her fourth of the season and increase the lead by two. Despite the Furies pulling their goalie at the three-minute mark, they were unable to capitalize. The Blades would take their first win of the season 4-2 over the Furies.
Melissa Bizzari – Boston Blades
Hayley Williams – Toronto Furies
Lauren Dahm – Boston Blades
The Furies were looking for redemption as they handed over the last place team, their first win of the season. The Blades must have been hungry that weekend as they again jumped out to an early start, taking the lead just two minutes into the game. #15 for the Blades would burry her 3rd of the season on an early power play opportunity. The Furies would defend another Boston power play and receive two opportunities of their own, but would come up empty handed. Despite the Furies out-shooting and chancing the Blades, the score would remain 1-0 for Boston.
The second period was a game of tennis. Lost of back-and-forth action with equal opportunities on each side. Boston would go to the power play once, but Toronto would easily defend that, allowing zero shots net. Heading into the third period the score remained 1-0 Boston.
At the start of the third, Emily Fulton would tally her seventh of the season to tie the game at one. Just minutes after that Toronto would have to defend a heart-stopping penalty kill. Furies goaltender Van der Bliek was on her game as she stoned a couple of good opportunities to keep her team tied at 1. Toronto was still pressing and still looking for their first win of the New Year. With just four minutes left Carolyn Prevost would also tally her seventh of the season to put the Furies in the lead. Despite the Blades pulling their goalie at the two-minute mark Toronto would hang on for the win and snap a ten game losing streak.
Emily Fulton – Toronto Furies
Meghan Grieves – Boston Blades
Carolyn Prevost – Toronto Furies