Danielle Serdachny scored a goal in 2:16 of extra time against Canada in a 3-2 win over the USA in Game 5 of the Rivalry Series on Monday night.
Serdachny defeated goalkeeper Nicole Hensley with a short field goal in front of 8,640 fans at the Crypto.Com Arena.
“they took [Marie-Philip] “Poulin is naturally 2 to 1, so he decided to take a shot and the shot went,” said Serdachny, who scored the first goal of the series.
“We didn’t reveal their weaknesses in the first three games,” said Canadian striker Sarah Nurse. “We were too passive and sat too far back.” “The big thing was to take their time and space. They can’t score if they can’t get out of their zone.”
US forward Taylor Heise drew 2-all from the kick-off ring with a shot past Canadian goalkeeper Emerance Maschmeyer’s blocker at 9:44 in the third quarter.
Cayla Barnes also scored for the USA and Hensley stopped 25 shots.
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In the arrangement for Canada, Laura Stacey and Sarah Fillier scored. Maschmeyer made 32 saves.
Barnes, the only member of the USA team from Southern California, opened the score with a shot through traffic that beat Maschmeyer at 4:06 of the first game.
Barnes grew up in Eastvale, just an hour from Los Angeles, and played for junior and junior teams supported by the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
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“I got a nice pass from the corner and saw a lane leading to the net. I think the traffic in front blocked the keeper and found his way,” Barnes said.
Stacey went to the short side at 2:29 of a second and tied. Fillier took Canada 2-1 lead in 17:11 with the first power-play goal of the series. Canada hadn’t converted their top 16 chances with a skater advantage.
It was the second game of the series to be won in overtime or penalty shootout. Four of the five matches resulted in a goal.
The final two games of the series will be played in Canada next year. Dates and venues have not been determined by Hockey Canada.