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Montreal drops third straight game against Toronto in Battle in Steel City

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Montreal lost a third game in a row on Sunday and has yet to beat Toronto this season who won their 10th straight game continuing their hot streak.

Kori Cheverie who made a triumphant return to Pittsburgh after being a guest coach this past summer with the Pittsburgh Penguins was looking for redemption but her team lost 2-1 to their arch-rivals from down the 401 highway.

Hannah Miller opened the scoring while Kali Flanagan scored the game-winning goal to clinch another win for Toronto who jumped into first place in the PWHL standings thanks to their unbeaten streak. Kristen O’Neil scored her first-ever PWHL in the loss for Montreal.

” I liked our game today”, Cheverie mentioned in a press release. ”  I am really happy for Kristin O’Neill and that she was able to score. She has been relentless all season. She is gritty and plays a good defensive game.”

Toronto who was technically the visitors opened the scoring at PPG Paints Arena in front of 8850 fans opened the scoring eight minutes into the contest when Miller fired a wrist shot that went top shelf on Montreal goalkeeper Anne Renee Desbiens. Six minutes later O’Neil tied the game with a powerful wrist shot of her own also beating Toronto goaltender Kristen Campbell top corner.

Seven minutes into the second period Flanagan scored the game-winning goal as she shot the puck from the side of the net and somehow found a slight opening between Desbiens and the post and the puck went into the net to the surprise of everyone on the ice.

After the game, Laura Stacey despite the loss had nothing but praise for the Penguins organization for hosting the event.

” The crowd was awesome”, Stacey said. We had a community event yesterday and the people were great. This organization welcomed us with open arms.”

Montreal will look to get back in the win column this weekend when they head back to St Paul to face Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday afternoon.

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