BRIDGEPORT, CT (March 20, 2024) – Brianne Jenner had a goal and an assist and Emerance Maschmeyer earned her first shutout of the season as Ottawa won 3-0 against New York at Total Mortgage Arena on Wednesday.


With the regulation victory, Ottawa moves into fourth place in the PWHL standings with 24 points. They entered the game one point behind Boston, who lost 2-1 in regulation against Toronto tonight.


Jenner started the play that led to the game’s first goal, stealing the puck off a New York player’s stick in the high slot. She then found Kateřina Mrázová inside the right circle who backhanded a pass to the far side of the net to Daryl Watts, who tapped the puck in to give her team a 1-0 lead.


The score remained 1-0 until 2:37 remaining in the third period when Jenner factored into the scoresheet again, with her fourth goal of the season.


After receiving the outlet pass from Jincy Roese, Jenner entered the offensive zone and attempted a pass across to Mrázová, which a New York player got a stick on. Ottawa’s captain was able to regain possession of the puck in the slot before roofing a wrist shot past Abbey Levy to make the game 2-0.


Emily Clark iced the game for Ottawa with an empty net goal at 18:58 of the final frame, her fourth goal of the season. Mrázová collected her second primary assist of the game on the goal and moves into fifth in league scoring.


New York’s best chance to even the game came early in the second period during a 5-on-3 advantage after Tereza Vanišová, making her Ottawa debut following a trade from Montréal on Monday, took a 5-minute major for boarding. New York’s Jill Saulnier also took a penalty on the play, which gave her team three minutes of powerplay time to work with after her penalty expired.


With New York on the 5-on-4 advantage, Roese then took a penalty with three minutes remaining in Vanišová’s major, giving New York a 5-on-3 powerplay for a two full minutes.


Ottawa was able to kill off both the 5-on-3 and the remaining minute of Vanišová’s penalty, which kept the game at 1-0.


New York also had three third period powerplays, which they could not capitalize on, as Maschmeyer shut the door.


Maschmeyer made 26 saves for the shutout and her sixth win, which moves her into a tie with Minnesota’s Nicole Hensley for second-most victories in the PWHL, behind league leader Kristen Campbell (TOR) who has 12.


Levy also made 26 saves in the loss. New York has now lost seven straight games.


Up next, Ottawa looks to end Toronto’s eleven game win streak on Saturday as they host their provincial rivals at The Arena at TD Place at 1 p.m. ET. Then, on Monday, March 25, New York hosts Boston at UBS Arena. It will be the final game before the PWHL’s International Break, which runs from March 26 to April 18.



Postgame Quotes:


Ottawa goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer on her first PWHL shutout: “It’s a good feeling. We have gotten close a few times. My team did a great job of keeping it simple in front of me. They were gritty whenever they needed to be. I really appreciate that. New York is a great team. To get a shutout or just to win a game, it takes a solid 60-minute effort.”


Ottawa head coach Carla MacLeod on the 2-minute long 5-on-3 in the third: “I think it was a big moment for us. Because it was done so well, with all those blocked shots, it really does rally a group. I think it gave us a little bit of our energy back. We lost a little bit of the wind in our sails in the second period. You don’t wish to be killing a 5-on-3 but it proved to be beneficial for us tonight.”


New York forward Jessie Eldridge: “With a loss you can always do more. That’s first and foremost. We play a team sport, and we have to try to find ways to get the puck in the back of the net. We’re pushing. We’re going to continue working and it’ll fall our way eventually.”



  • Attendance: 1,702 — Total Mortgage Arena, Bridgeport, CT.
  • Three Stars: 1) Daryl Watts 2) Emerance Maschmeyer 3) Abbey Levy
  • Shots finished 29-26 in favor of Ottawa — Ottawa led in shots in the first (15-5), while New York led in the second (11-8) and third period (10-6).
  • Emily Clark (OTT) led all players with five shots on goal — Teammates Savannah Harmon and Brianne Jenner, and New York’s Alex Carpenter had four each.
  • New York has been outshot in 17 of 18 games – Ottawa has outshot opponents in 12 of 18 games.
  • Ottawa was 0/3 on the powerplay — New York was 0/5.
  • Ottawa’s powerplay goal streak ends at three games — They remain first in powerplay conversion percentage in the PWHL at 26.9% and in total powerplay goals with 14 – New York ranks second at 20.7% and with 12 powerplay goals.
  • Jincy Roese led all skaters in time-on-ice at 29:47 — Ella Shelton (NY) finished second at 29:16.
  • Harmon logged 28:24 and Aneta Tejralová played 27:32, both for Ottawa.
  • Carpenter led all forwards with 26:46.
  • Tereza Vanišová played 14:27 in her Ottawa debut before her second period major led to an ejection — Shiann Darkangelo played 5:55 in her Ottawa debut.
  • Jenner moves into the top-ten in league scoring for the first time this season, sitting in a three-way tie for ninth with 12 points — She’s now second in team scoring.
  • Jenner recorded her third multi-point performance in four games.
  • Kateřina Mrázová moves to fifth in league scoring with 15 points — She sits three points behind league leaders Natalie Spooner (TOR) and Alex Carpenter (NY).
  • Mrázová recorded her fourth multi-point game and led all players with a plus-3 rating.
  • Clark moves to third in team scoring with 11 points — Watts sits tied for fourth with 10 points.
  • Clark extends her point streak to three games – Watts has four points in her last four games.
  • Ottawa improves to 6-0-3-1 when scoring first – All six of their wins are when scoring first.
  • New York has lost all four of its games at Total Mortgage Arena.
  • Ottawa (6-0-6-6) sits in fourth place with 24 points— They are two points ahead of Boston and seven points ahead of New York.
  • New York (2-4-3-9) remains in sixth place with 17 points — They are five points behind Boston and seven points behind Ottawa with six games remaining in the regular season.
  • With New York’s loss and Toronto’s win, New York can no longer mathematically finish first.
  • The league’s regular-season schedule is officially three quarters of the way complete with 18 games remaining – Six games per team.
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