Shannon Szabados Stonewalls USA In Shutout Win For Canada In Rivalry Series

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Shannon Szabados made 38 saves in a spectacular shutout performance, Brianne Jenner and Blayre Turnbull scored goals and Canada downed the U.S. 2-0 in the series finale. © Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Shannon Szabados made 38 saves, and Canada beat the United States 2-0 on Sunday to win the inaugural Rivalry Series.

The Americans generated a lot of offence, especially during goal-mouth scrambles during a 21-shot second period and in the final minutes. Savannah Harmon had a goal for the Americans negated by goaltender interference early in the third period.

Alex Rigsby made 15 saves for the U.S.

The Americans won the opener 1-0 on Tuesday, and Canada evened the three-game series with a 4-3 victory Thursday.

The Canadians beat their rivals nearly a year after the U.S. won Olympic gold in a shootout thriller and a few months after it won the Four Nations Cup against them.

This series proves that women’s hockey is a powerhouse and that we can expect more exciting news for years to come in Women’s Hockey.