Boston defeats Montreal in thrilling PWHL semifinal with overtime victory – Montreal

Boston sweeps Montreal in PWHL semifinal with overtime win - Montreal

“**Boston Beats Montreal to Advance to Championship Series**

Susanna Tapani came through with her second overtime winner of the series, propelling Boston to a 3-2 victory over Montreal on Tuesday night. This victory secured their spot in the Professional Women’s Hockey League championship series.

**Boston Dominates Montreal**

In a best-of-five series, Boston managed to sweep Montreal with their impressive performance. Now, they will face off against either Minnesota or Toronto in the championship round. Boston has been on fire, winning five consecutive games, while Montreal struggled with a four-game losing streak to end their season.

**Key Players Shine**

Marie-Philip Poulin and Maureen Murphy put Montreal on the board during regulation, while Sophie Shirley and Amanda Pelkey scored for Boston. Tapani’s game-winning goal in overtime came just 62 seconds into the extra period, sealing the deal for Boston.

**Coaches Reflect on the Game**

Montreal coach Kori Cheverie expressed pride in her team’s effort, despite the disappointing loss. On the other hand, Boston’s Courtney Kessel acknowledged her team’s slow start but commended their resilience and eventual triumph.

**Overtime Thrillers**

The intense matchup between Boston and Montreal saw five of their seven games going into overtime. The longest game in PWHL history took place on Saturday, lasting over 111 minutes before Taylor Wenczkowski secured the win for Boston in triple overtime.

**Unprecedented Performances**

Aerin Frankel made history with a record-breaking 56-save performance in Saturday’s game, showcasing her exceptional skills and determination. Her stellar goaltending kept Boston in the game after falling behind 2-0 in the second period.

**In Conclusion**

As Boston celebrates their victory and prepares for the championship series, the intense rivalry between these two teams has showcased the incredible talent and resilience of both Montreal and Boston. The thrilling overtime battles and standout performances from key players have kept fans on the edge of their seats, highlighting the excitement and competitiveness of women’s professional hockey.”



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