LPHF Desbiens sensational in front of a record audience

LPHF: Desbiens sensational in front of a record audience

Thanks to a spectacular performance from Ann-Renée Desbiens, Montreal beat Ottawa 2-1 in overtime at Place Bell on Saturday.

The Montreal goaltender made 43 saves in her team's victory to the delight of the 8,646 spectators in the stands, a record attendance for a professional women's hockey game in Canada.

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It was Maureen Murphy who gave Montreal the win with 1:30 left in overtime.

Midway through the first period, Laura Stacey scored the first goal after rounding Emerance Maschmeyer's goal.

Nevertheless, the Ottawans completely dominated the action afterwards and shot Desbiens 31 times in the last 40 minutes of regular time. These successive attacks paid off for the visitors as they equalized early in the third period through Hayley Scamurra.

This is the third time in a row that Montreal has allowed at least 40 or more shots to its opponents. Despite everything, Kori Cheverie's players are in first place in the overall standings of the LPHF.

Marie-Philip Poulin's teammates will face Boston on February 4th.