Marie-Philip Poulin and Jamie Lee Rattray had a goal and an assist apiece, Laura Stacey added two helpers and Canada held on late to edge the U.S. 4-3 on Thursday night. © Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Jamie Lee Rattray pushed the Rivalry Series to a third and deciding game.

Rattray’s third-period goal proved to be the winner as Canada earned a 4-3 decision over the arch-rival U.S. at Scotiabank Arena.

The series now all tied at a game apiece, will be decided winner take all Sunday afternoon in Detroit.

Quotes:

“Perry [Pearn] mentions it a lot that penalty kill and power play is super important and in the second period we slowed down a bit. We should have attacked a bit more and be more ready and that’s something we’ll keep practicing the next couple of days before Detroit. That first period we did well, but we have to get back and be better at making great passes on the power play.”

Poulin on special teams being the difference in the game

 

“For us to be better, we have to push harder and they need someone to push them. There’s a lot of respect given to them and it’s deserved, but even the best players – and I’ll take my NHL experience – even the best players need to be pushed. At the NHL level teams don’t win Stanley Cups until the best players are pushed and I think my push will be helpful from that standpoint. The players have open minds, they want to be better and they work hard at being better.”

– Team Canada head coach Perry Pearn (Stettler, Alta.) on his coaching style

 

“I just tried to get the puck to the far side of the net because I knew Stace (Laura Stacey) made a very good pass across the ice. I looked up, saw a hole and just tried to hit it; I was definitely really excited that I did. The building erupted and [not much] is more fun than putting that one in.”

Rattray on her game-winning goal