ELMONT, NY (March 25, 2024) – Jade Downie-Landry had two goals and an assist, all on the powerplay, as New York defeated Boston 3-2 on Monday at UBS Arena. The win ends New York’s seven-game losing streak.


New York went 3-for-6 on the advantage, matching a season high for the team, who won for the first time since February 21 — and first time in regulation since January 20.


Elizabeth Giguère contributed a goal and an assist and Chloé Aurard had two helpers for New York, as the two players joined Downie-Landry on New York’s second powerplay unit, which accounted for all the team’s offense on Monday.


Downie-Landry made the game 1-0 at 2:12 of the second period with her fifth goal of the season.


Captain Micah Zandee-Hart took a pass at the point from Aurard and sent a wrist shot toward the Boston net. Downie-Landry, parked in front, was able to get a stick on it, deflecting the puck over the right shoulder of goaltender Aerin Frankel.


New York doubled up their lead with another powerplay goal at 5:29, this time coming off the stick of Giguère in front of the net. Alex Carpenter received a pass from Downie-Landry in the slot and displayed great patience before sliding the puck to her right and onto the stick of Giguère, who took it to the net and powered the puck past the goaltender for her second tally of the season to make the game 2-0.


Downie-Landry’s third powerplay point of the game came at 7:14 of the third period after Boston made the score 2-1 in the second period.


Multiple players were involved in a board battle for the puck, but New York’s Aurard ultimately broke free of the pack and sent the puck cross-ice to teammate Giguère. Giguère then spotted Downie-Landry driving to the net and put the puck perfectly on her stick for a tap-in for the forward’s second of the game and sixth of the season.


Downie-Landry now has seven points in four games against Boston.


Boston twice cut the deficit to one goal with tallies from Alina Müller in the second period and Sophie Shirley in the third.


Their first goal came less than a minute after Giguère made it 2-0 for New York when Hilary Knight fed the puck to Müller on the rush. Müller tried to send the puck cross-crease but instead deflected the puck off the stick of New York defender Ella Shelton and into the net, making the game 2-1 at 6:27 of the middle frame. The assist was Knight’s third of the season. Emily Brown also picked up her third assist on the play.


After Downie-Landry’s second of the game, Boston again cut the deficit to one midway through the third.


Shirley picked up the puck at the red line with speed and carried it into the attacking zone, deftly using the lone defender as a screen as she ripped a shot from the top of the circle up and over Corinne Schroeder’s right shoulder. Megan Keller started the play behind her own net by ringing it around the boards where it was tipped by newcomer Lexie Adzija and onto Shirley’s stick. The goal was Shirley’s third of the year.


Schroeder made 29 saves to secure her sixth win of the season. Frankel made 31 saves in the loss.


Up next is the PWHL’s International Break for the IIHF Women’s World Championship. Boston returns to action on April 18, when they host first-place Toronto at 7:00 p.m. ET. Two days later, on April 20, New York looks to make it two in a row against Boston when the two teams face-off again.


Postgame Quotes:


Jade Downie-Landry on her mindset going into the game: “There’s been games where we haven’t had the outcome we’ve wanted, and it’s easy to get lost in the competition, the outcome. We work hard and sometimes things don’t go our way. We make mistakes. And I think one of the focuses going into this game for me was just to have fun, especially with my linemates. Bringing them up and having fun with each other was a big factor in our game and I think that was felt throughout the whole team.”


Elizabeth Giguère on the key to her team’s win: “We played a good, full 60 [minutes] this game, and I think we haven’t done that really all season long. So, it was nice to get a full 60, get ahead and just get the win.”


Boston forward Alina Müller on the team’s discipline: “We need to play smarter. Today we had too many penalties. We have a great group in the locker room, all of us players believe in each other. We’re a tight group, we’re going to get through this.”


Boston head coach Courtney Kessel on the team’s playoff outlook: “The three teams in the bottom are wanting more wins and I think we’re battling. The parity across this league is tremendous. Ottawa plays Toronto, the top seed, and they win. Anyone can win on any given night. Especially New York and us, we’re struggling right now to win, and I think our players are gripping their sticks a little tighter than they normally do.”



  • Attendance: 2,834 – UBS Arena, Elmont, NY.
  • Three Stars: 1) Jade Downie-Landry 2) Elizabeth Giguère 3) Alina Müller
  • New York outshot Boston 34-31 — They outshot Boston 11-3 in the second period but Boston had the edge in the first (12-10) and third (16-13).
  • New York matches a season-high with 34 shots on goal, equalling the total they had against Minnesota on January 28.
  • New York outshoots a team for the first time since January 16 against Montréal and just the second time all season.
  • Boston’s 16 shots in the third period are tied for their most in a single period all season.
  • Alex Carpenter (NY) led all players with six shots on goal — Boston players Sidney Morin, Hilary Knight and Hannah Brandt finished second in the category with five each.
  • New York was 3/6 on the powerplay — Boston was 0/1.
  • New York matches a season-high with three powerplay goals — They also scored three on March 6 against Montréal.
  • New York now has 15 powerplay goals which ties them for most in the league with Ottawa — They remain second in powerplay percentage at 23.4% with Ottawa clicking at a 26.8% rate.
  • Boston has allowed a powerplay goal in each of their last four games — All goals allowed in their last three games have been powerplay goals and seven of their last eight have been PPG against.
  • Boston’s six minor penalties were the most the team has recorded in a game all season.
  • Ella Shelton (NY) led all skaters with 31:06 time-on-ice — Micah-Zandee Hart logged 24:59, second most in the game.
  • Hannah Brandt led all Boston players with 24:55 of ice time.
  • Downie-Landry now has seven points (5G, 2A) against Boston in four games this season — She has ten points (6G, 4A) in total.
  • Downie-Landry’s first powerplay goal was New York’s first PPG of the season without a point from either Carpenter or Shelton – The league’s top two PP producers contributed to the team’s first 12 PPG.
  • Downie-Landry’s two powerplay goals ties teammate Jessie Eldridge for the most in a single game in the PWHL this season – Eldridge scored two PPG on March 6 against Montréal.
  • Giguère records her first multi-point game of the season and first powerplay goal – All three of her points this season have come against Boston.
  • Chloé Aurard records her first multi-point game since January 1, the first game of season, when she had two assists against Toronto.
  • Carpenter now has 19 points on the season, one behind PWHL scoring leader Natalie Spooner (TOR).
  • Corinne Schroeder has faced 30 or more shots in 11 of her 12 starts this season.
  • Lexie Adzija recorded her first point since being acquired by Boston on March 18 — Tonight was her second game with the team.
  • Müller snapped a 12-game goalless drought — Her last goal was January 27 against Minnesota.
  • Megan Keller (BOS) recorded an assist to give her 12 points on the season – The defender is now one point behind Shelton for the scoring lead at the position.
  • New York’s last win in regulation was a 4-1 victory against Boston – New York has won three of four meetings against Boston and leads them 9-3 in points.
  • New York has won two of its four games at UBS Arena.
  • Boston has lost five straight road games all in the month of March.
  • New York (3-4-3-9) now has 20 points on the season and sits two points behind fifth-place Boston and seven points behind fourth-place Ottawa.
  • Boston (4-4-2-9) remains in fifth with 22 points on the season — They sit five behind Ottawa and nine behind Montréal.
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