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Senior goaltender Madison Myers earned her sixth shutout of the season with 17 saves for the Friars
Myers Backstops Providence To 2-0 Win Over Merrimack To Open Playoff Series
Senior goaltender Madison Myers earned her sixth shutout of the season with 17 saves for the Friars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's hockey team defeated the Merrimack Warriors in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinal series on March 1 at Schneider Arena.

SCORE

Providence - 2 | Merrimack - 0

RECORDS

Providence: 23-10-2 (16-9-2 HE) | Merrimack: 16-12-7 (12-10-5 HE)

VENUE

Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.


GAME FLOW & NOTES

- The Friars outshot the Warriors 14-5 in the opening period. Five different Friars recorded two shots.

- Providence continued to outshoot Merrimack, holding an 8-6 edge in the second.

- Through two periods, each team had two power-play opportunities. Providence totaled four shots on the attempts, while holding Merrimack to zero on their extra-man opportunities.

- Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) broke the 0-0 stalemate with a goal at the 11:35 mark of the third period. Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) took a shot that went wide. Chloe Gonsalves (Toronto, Ontario) corralled the puck and played a nice pass across the top of the crease for Rickard to tap in.

- Rickard's goal was her ninth of the season. It also extended her point streak to seven games.

- Gonsalves assist was third of the season, while Murphy's was her 21st.

- Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) capped the game with an empty-net goal at 19:24. The goal was her 14th of the season and pushed her point streak to five games.

- Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) made 17 saves in her sixth shutout of the season. She improved her record to 22-9-2.

- Samantha Ridgewell made 29 saves for Merrimack at the other end, allowing just one goal.

- Providence improved to 23-10-2 overall and has now posted the most wins since the 2002-03 season, when the Friars had a program-high 24 wins.


HOW THEY SCORED

1-0 (Providence) - 11:35/3rd - EV - Meaghan Rickard (Gonsalves, Murphy) - Pass across the top of the crease for a tap in

2-0 (Providence) - 19:24/3rd - EN - Christina Putigna (unassisted) - Empty netter


GOALTENDERS

Providence: Madison Myers, 22-9-2: 17 saves, 0 goals against
Merrimack: Samantha Ridgewell, 16-12-7: 29 saves, 1 goal against


STAT COMPARISON

Providence-
Shots: 31
Face-offs: 29/57
Power plays: 0-2 (0%)
Penalty kill: 2-2 (100%)

Merrimack-
Shots: 17
Face-offs: 28/57
Power plays: 0-2 (0%)
Penalty kill: 2-2 (100%)


PC GAME HIGHS

Shots: Putigna (6)
Goals: Rickard, Putigna (1)
Assists: Gonsalves, Murphy (1)
Points: Rickard, Putigna, Gonsalves, Murphy (1)


LOOKING AHEAD

The Friars will continue the series with the Warriors tomorrow (March 2). Puck drop is set for 6:00 p.m.

Game Summary

Friday, March 1, 2019
Hockey East Quarterfinals

0
2
Game statistics
17 Shots 31
0 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 2
2 / 4 PIM 2 / 4
16-12-7 Records 23-10-2
GOAL SCORERS
Merrimack Providence
Meaghan Rickard (9)
3rd/11:35  GW
Christina Putigna (14)
3rd/19:24  EN
GOALTENDERS
Merrimack Providence
Samantha Ridgewell
58:48, 29 Saves, 1 GA
(L, 15-9-7)

Empty Net
1:12, 1 GA
Madison Myers
60:00, 17 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 22-9-2)