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Sarah Lefort scores twice as Les Canadiennes defeat Markham Thunder 3-2

Les Canadiennes win in overtime - again

Jess Bazal / CWHL

Sarah Lefort hadn’t scored in Les Canadiennes’ first three games, but that slow start came to a halt on Sunday. Lefort scored two goals against the Markham Thunder, including the overtime winner as Montreal won their fourth straight game.

It was the second straight day that Montreal and Markham went to overtime, and Les Canadiennes were able to complete the sweep with a 3-2 victory.

Cathy Chartrand, who scored the only goal on Saturday opened the scoring at 13:53 of the first period.

Markham would get it right back when Jamie Lee Rattray scored her league-leading fifth goal of the season just over three minutes later.

Lefort would score her first of the game in the second period off a pass from Chartrand. It would give Montreal a 2-1 lead and be the only goal of the middle frame.

It would stay that way until there were under two minutes left in the third period. Laura McIntosh would put one past Emerance Maschmeyer and tie the game up at two to force overtime.

Lefort would score the winner just 1:18 into the extra frame and that goal was also unassisted.

Maschmeyer started her second consecutive game in the back-to-back and made 34 saves in the win. She moves to 3-0 on the season.

Liz Knox got the start for Markham and made 26 saves in the game. She is now 1-2 in her three games.

Montreal now moves into top spot in the CWHL with a perfect 4-0-0 record. Markham has the same amount of points with a 3-1-2 record but has played two more games.

Lineup changes for Montreal included Erinn Noseworthy in for Lore Baudrit. Natalie Barrette was not listed on the lineup after being listed on Saturday.

Les Canadiennes next game will be November 11 at the Bell Centre when they take on the Kunlun Red Star. Kunlun is off to a 1-3-0 start this season.

Tickets for the Bell Centre game are available here.