Furies Postgame: Furies Sweep Blades

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Toronto Furies’ goaltender, Christina Kessler as she makes a save. (Photo Credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL)

The Toronto Furies took the second to last weekend of the 2016-17 in a decisive fashion. With a solid 3-1 win on Saturday night, and an impressive 5-1 win today, the Furies swept the weekend, and clinched their place in the Clarkson Cup Playoffs.

THE RUNDOWN

  • Starting in goal for Toronto is Christina Kessler. Starting in goal for Boston is Lauren Dahm.
  • Toronto takes an early bench minor for too many men, Shannon Moulson serves it and sits for 2. Furies on the penalty kill.
  • Boston takes an early lead with a goal from Dakota Woodworth, and assists by Kayla Tutino and Chelsey Goldberg. 1-0 Boston.
  • Boston’s Megan Myers takes a hooking penalty. Furies on the powerplay.
  • Toronto’s Jenna Dingeldein scores on the powerplay with the assist from Kelly Terry. 1-1 tied game.
  • Toronto’s Natalie Spooner scores with the assists from Michela Cava and Julie Allen. 2-1 Furies.
  • Boston’s Meghan Grieves takes a tripping penalty. Furies on the powerplay.
  • Toronto’s Renata Fast scores with the assist from Allen. 3-1 Furies.
  • Toronto’s Shannon Moulson takes a tripping penalty. Furies on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto’s Jenelle Kohanchuk scores with the assists from Terry and Carlee Campbell. 4-1 Furies.
  • Toronto’s Spooner takes a bodychecking penalty. Furies on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto’s Fast scores with the assists from Cava and goaltender Christina Kessler. 5-1 Furies.
  • Shots on goal: Toronto – 31, Boston – 18.

BLUE WARRIOR

Today’s Blue Warrior is Renata Fast. Renata scored two goals in this game, the Furies’ third and fifth goals. She was also a great two-way player for the Furies today, fighting for the puck, and challenging the Blades constantly.

She’s also up to be voted in to the CWHL All Star Game’s Captain’s Race. The CWHL All Star game takes place on Saturday February 11th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

SHOUTOUT

Today’s shoutout goes to goaltender, Christina Kessler. Kessler got her first point of the season on an assist on the last goal of the game. She was also a wall in net today for the Furies, allowing only 1 goal past her.

COMING UP NEXT

The Toronto Furies next play against les Canadiennes de Montreal in the final weekend of the 2016-17 CWHL regular season. The next game will be played on Saturday February 4th at Complexe Sportif Bell, with the puck dropping at 3:45pm EST. 

Saturday February 4th’s game will also be broadcast live on Sportsnet. Sportsnet telecast will begin at 3:30pm EST / 12:30pm PST.