The Canadiennes finally figured out goalie Sebastian Hanulik in the third, scoring at 10:31, but it was too little and too late. The Panthers defense settled down, preventing any further goals, while Sliwinski added another Panther goal at 1:03 in the third and Zander Babich a final net with seconds to go.
Defenseman Sammy Holy was penalized for hammering a Canandienne into the boards, but the Panthers’ penalty kill (which has recently been terrific) came through again. The penalty could not have been considered too serious, as Panthers Coach Sliwinski gave Holy a fist-bump after he was escorted to the box. "Do it again," he said quietly.
Steadman delivers a hammerblow along the boards
Defenseman Sarah Steadman played an outstanding game, stopping everything. She was also seen swatting an errant glove away from its owner. “That wasn’t very sporting,” her mother chided her after the game. “I don’t want to see that again.” Coach Bertuca liked what he saw out of Steadman, however, putting a sticker on her helmet for hustle.