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Canadiennes complete weekend sweep in Toronto

Les Canadiennes beat the Furies 3-1 Sunday afternoon, completing the weekend-series sweep in Toronto.

Chris Tanouye

Les Canadiennes came into Sunday afternoon's contest against the Furies with a 5-1 Saturday evening win in their back pocket, looking to complete the weekend sweep in Toronto.

Charline Labonté and Christina Kessler once again found themselves between the pipes for their respective teams, though it was the latter that had the most work, as les Canadiennes out shot the Furies 32-22.

Natalie Spooner would be the first one on the board though, beating Labonté top corner with a wrister set up by Sena Suzuki and Jessica Vella. Spooner's 16th goal of the season seemed to wake les Canadiennes up, as they immediately fired four shots on goal, before Ann-Sophie Bettez tied it up on a feed from Katia Clement-Heydra and Chelsey Saunders.

33 seconds later, Montreal would pull ahead, this time thanks to a Kim Deschênes goal. Bettez and Sophie Brault picked up assists on the marker.

After the Furies pulled Kessler for the extra attacker, Clement-Heydra sealed the deal via an empty netter with 38 seconds remaining.

Both teams lacked discipline, picking up 18 penalty minutes a side, but neither team was able to capitalize on the advantage. The lack of power play goals kept this a low scoring affair, which you might not expect in a game where five of league's top 10 scoring leaders are playing. Suzuki briefly left the game in the first period after blocking a Caroline Ouellette shot, but did return to action in time to set up Toronto's only goal of the game.

In the end, les Canadiennes beat the Furies 3-1 Sunday afternoon, completing weekend series sweep in Toronto.

Montreal is back at it Saturday evening in Boston, when they take on the last place Blades. The Brampton Thunder have next weekend off, giving les Canadiennes the opportunity to grab sole possession of second place in the CWHL.

THREE STARS:
3 -Kelly Terry (Toronto)
2 -Ann-Sophie Bettez (Montreal)
1 - Kim Deschênes (Montreal)