Boston, MA – Calgary showcased their depth earning back to back victories against the Blades. With 12 regular players out of the line up the defending Clarkson Cup champs were able to keep on rolling.
Delayne Brian picked up her second win of the season, starting both games this weekend. Calgary has now given up only 7 goals over four games, utilizing three goaltenders, while putting 20 goals past their opposition.
Without 9 regular forwards, the defense helped kick start the offense scoring two power play goals to give the Inferno a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes.
Reserve player Jenna Cunningham opened the scoring with last years Rookie of the Year, Elana Lovell picking up her second assist in as many games.
The third period saw a flurry of early action with four goals being scored in the first five minutes and 3 within a 1 minute and 38 seconds.
Kayla Tutino of the Blades would answer back for Boston on their first shot of the third period and Dakota Woodworth would quickly make it 3-2. Both goals were the first CWHL goals for both Boston rookies.
Calgary’s Jillian Saulnier would respond just 50 seconds after Woodworth’s goal to retake the 2 goal lead. The goal also came on Calgary’s first shot of the third period.
An Elana Lovell hooking penalty 40 seconds later would lead to a Boston power play goal by Casey Picket just 52 seconds after Saulnier’s goal.
Jill Saulnier would once again restore Calgary’s 2 goal lead with a power play marker half way thru the final frame. Brittany Esposito would cement the game just over a minute later with her third goal on the season.
Saulnier would finish with 4 goals and an assist with a pair of two goal games against Boston this weekend to lead the way for the Inferno.
Next up for Calgary is a two game set with Natalie Spooner and the Toronto Furies on November 12 and 13 at Winsport. The Inferno will help celebrate the CWHL’s tenth season on November 12th which will be the Inferno’s Heritage Game. The Inferno will welcome back members of teams history for a pregame celebration and will sign autographs during the first intermission.