LPHF Series: Toronto won the first game of the series against Minnesota

Toronto kicked off the first playoffs in LPHF history by dominating Minnesota 4-0 on Wednesday in a best-of-five matchup.

The other semi-final between Montreal and Boston will begin Thursday evening at Place Bell. This meeting will also be presented on RDS and RDS.ca from 7 p.m.

Who else than the league’s top scorer and top scorer to start the hostilities. Natalie Spooner opened the scoring at 9:47 of the first period with a precise shot into the top of the net and also had two assists.

Kristen Campbell earned the shutout thanks to her 26 saves, compared to 15 on 19 shots directed at Nicole Hensley.

Toronto gained the advantage of choosing its opening round opponent by finishing atop the overall standings this season.

Emma Maltais doubled the lead in the second period, then Spooner fed team captain Blayre Turnbull for the third goal of the game. The latter completed the scoring with 38 seconds left in the game for the double.

Second best scorer on the circuit tied with Marie-Philip, of the Montreal team, Sarah Nurse collected an assist. Hannah Miller and Renata Fast each had two.




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