GAME RECAP: DOWNIE-LANDRY GETS HAT TRICK, SCHROEDER BACKSTOPS NEW YORK TO ROAD WIN OVER BOSTON

LOWELL, MA (January 20, 2024) – Jade Downie-Landry scored her first three goals of the season and Corinne Schroeder made 32 saves as New York topped Boston 4-1 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Saturday afternoon.

 

Downie-Landry recorded goals in each of the game’s three periods, starting with her first period tally at 17:12, which gave New York a 1-0 lead.

 

After Boston attempted to break out of their own zone, Downie-Landry pounced on the puck just inside the blue line and, after her initial pass attempt was blocked, the 29-year-old recovered the puck and fired a shot from the top of the slot and into the top corner behind Boston goaltender Emma Söderberg.

 

Downie-Landry extended her team’s lead to 3-0 at 2:04 in the second period, capitalizing on Boston’s neutral zone turnover — one she created—which allowed for a give-and-go play with linemate Kayla Vespa. Downie-Landry got the puck back from Vespa just inside Boston’s zone, and the forward then snapped the puck far-side, beating Söderberg.

 

Downie-Landry completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal at 17:07 of the third to seal the victory for her team. The hat trick is the third in the PWHL this season, and first-ever for New York.

 

Schroeder was exceptional for New York, who was outshot by Boston in each period, including 11-3 in the third. Despite strong pressure from the home team, Schroeder made 32 saves to backstop her team to a victory, her third win of the season.

 

New York forward Jessie Eldridge scored what would be the eventual game-winner just 26 seconds into the second period. Assisted by Alex Carpenter, the goal gave New York a 2-0 lead, and Eldridge her fourth straight game with a goal.

 

Loren Gabel scored the lone tally for Boston, at 1:12 in the third period, which is the forward’s third goal in the last two games. Alina Müller and Emily Brown recorded the assists.  Müller now has four primary assists in her last two games played.

 

Aerin Frankel replaced Söderberg at 2:04 of the second period following New York’s third goal. Frankel made four saves in relief.

 

Up next, Boston hits the road to visit Ottawa on January 24 at TD Place, the first game between the squads. Then, on January 26, New York plays its fourth road game in a row when they visit Toronto at Mattamy Athletic Centre. The teams have already met twice this month, with each team taking a victory on the road.

 

Notes:

  • Attendance: 4,007 – Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Three Stars: 1) Jade Downie-Landry 2) Corinne Schroeder 3) Loren Gabel
  • Final shots were 33-19 in favor of Boston.
  • Boston outshot New York in all three periods — 11-9 in the first, 11-7 in the second, 11-3 in the third.
  • Hilary Knight of Boston led all players in shots on goal with 7 — Teammates Megan Keller and Gigi Marvin were second with 4 shots.
  • Downie-Landry and Alex Carpenter each had 3 shots, the most amongst New York skaters.
  • Boston was 0/2 on the powerplay — New York did not have an advantage in the game.
  • Boston is the first team this season to play a penalty-free game.
  • Jessie Eldridge is now on a five-game point streak – She has four goals and two assists in that time.
  • Carpenter takes over sole possession of the league’s scoring lead with eight points.
  • Carpenter and Alina Müller are now tied with three other players atop the league’s assist category with five.
  • All five of Müller’s helpers this season have been primary assists.
  • Downie-Landry joins Montréal’s Marie-Philip Poulin as the second player to record each of their first three goals in the same game.
  • All three of New York’s wins this season have come on the road — Schroeder has started all three and is tied with Minnesota’s Nicole Hensley for the league-lead.
  • With a record of *2-1-0-3, New York now sits in third place with **8 points.
  • League Standings | League Schedule | League Stats

 

*Team Records display as follows:
Regulation Wins (RW) – OT/SO Wins (OT/SOW) – OT/SO Losses (OT/SOL) – Regulation Losses (RL)

** Teams are awarded points as follows:
RW (3) – OT/SOW (2) – OT/SOL (1) – RL (O)