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Canada squashes USA in Game 7 of Rivalry Series

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Natalie Spooner and Emma Maltais each scored a pair of goals as Canada cruised past the United States 6-1 in Game 7 of the Rivalry Series on Sunday.

It was the fourth straight victory for Canada after trailing 3-0 in the series, which was played over four months.

Game Date Winner Location
1 Nov. 8 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tempe
2 Nov. 11 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Los Angeles
3 Dec. 14 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Kitchener
4 Dec. 16 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Sarnia
5 Feb. 7 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Saskatoon
6 Feb. 9 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Regina
7 Feb. 11 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ St. Paul

It marks the second straight year in which Canada has erased a 3-0 deficit to win the series. Overall, Canada has won the series three years in a row.

Canada chased American goaltender Nicole Hensley midway through the second period after Ashton Bell scored her country's third goal of the contest. Abbey Levy didn't fare any better in relief, allowing three goals on 10 shots.

Spooner and Maltais each added an assist. Sarah Nurse's playmaking skills were on display with a three-assist effort. Erin Ambrose and Brianne Jenner each recorded a pair of helpers, too.

Ann-Renee Desbiens was stellar between the pipes for Canada, stopping 24 of 25 shots.

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