Riveters Split Series with Beauts as Playoffs Approach

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The Metropolitan Riveters took three points on the weekend to inch closer to clinching the third-place spot, as they split their series with the Beauts, but not without a shootout and a few game ejections and penalties.†

The Beauts took the first game 6-5 in a shootout, while the Riveters bounced back on Sunday and won 4-3 with goalie Dana DeMartino getting her first win of the season. Captain Madison Packer also hit a career-high 30 points in Saturdayís game and then tacked on two more on Sunday.†

Photo from Kate Frese/Riveters

Game Summaries†

What has certainly shaped up to be the leagueís biggest rivalry, these two teams once again squared off and earned some hefty penalties in Saturday nightís game. With a still-injured Sam Walther getting the start against Tiffany Hsu in her debut, both teams had something to prove. 

The Beauts got on the board early with two goals in the first period by Corrine Buie and Kandice Sheriff with her first goal of the season. Leila Kildfuff got one back with just three seconds left in the period to gain some momentum before the second period. Kim Brown got another goal for Buffalo as well, but then the Riveters dominated the rest of the period and with three goals from Dosdall-Arena, Nash, and Leary, the Riveters looked to close out the game from there. 

That didnít happen, however, and Buffalo added two goals, as well as another goal from Brooke Avery for the Rivs, which led the teams into overtime. However, they did so without a prominent player from each team.

At the end of the second period Packer and Sara Bustad of the Beauts were both ejected from the game after fighting. Bustad ultimately received a match penalty and sat out the following day as well for kicking Packer. 

After five minutes of overtime, the teams headed to a shootout. No Riveters scored, and all three Beauts representatives did, ending with Ana Orzechowski who sealed the deal for them.†

In Sundayís match, Hsu got the start once again, however, Riveters goalie Dana DeMartino started in Waltherís usual place. The team also signed goalie Zoe Zisis to a PTO that morning, indicating Waltherís injuries are more serious than they previously seemed.†

Leary opened the scoring with two goals in the first period, but the Beauts took one back on a Becki Bowering goal. Cassidy MacPherson tied it up in the second, but Leila Kilduff scored again and then Mallory Rushton was finally able to notch her first goal of the season. Kristin Lewicki got her first goal of the season late in the third period, but it wasnít enough to win. After much effort to get Kate Leary the hat trick on the open net, it did not happen, however, the Riveters came away with the win.

Looking Ahead

The Riveters will play the Boston Pride one final time on Sunday, Feb. 23, before a two-game season-ending series with the Buffalo Beauts, who currently trail them in the standings by six points.†

Metropolitan needs just three points to clinch third place and avoid playing a play-in game with the Connecticut Whale for the playoffs. However, Buffalo has one more game than they do against a more-beatable team. They would have to win their four remaining games, two of which against the Riveters, to take possession of third place. Considering how dominant Minnesota has been this year, and that the Riveters have found success against them, that seems unlikely. 

The first game in the playoffs has an official date and time. Hosted by the first-place Boston Pride, the winner of the play-in game will face off with them on March 8 at Warrior Ice Arena at 2:30 pm.

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DAB NHL Trade Deadline Tracker 2020

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NamesPositionAgeTeamYr. LeftAAV ($)Possible DestinationsTrade Details
Chris KreiderLW28NYRUFA4,625,000BOS, COL, FLA, STL 
Jean-Gabriel PageauC27OTTUFA3,100,000COL, EDM, PIT, NYI
Sami VatanenLD28NJUFA4,875,000LV, TOR, CAR, WIN
Ilya KovalchukRW36MTLUFA700,000BOS, EDM, CGY 
Alec MartinezRD32LAK14,000,000CAR, WPG, LV 
Tyler ToffoliLW27LAKUFA4,600,000CGY, BOS, PHIVAN trades F Tim Schaller, F Tyler Madden, 2020 2nd round pick. LAK trades F Tyler Toffoli.
Brenden DillonLD29SJSUFA3,270,000WPG, CAR, BOS
Andreas AthanasiouLW25DETRFA3,000,000STL, EDM
Derek GrantRW29ANAUFA700,000COL, VAN, EDM
Erik GustafssonLD27CHIUFA1,200,000LV, WSH
Erik HaulaC28CARUFA2,750,000COL, STL, NYI
Alexandar GeorgievG24NYRRFA792,500SJ 
Tomas TatarLW29MTL15,300,000PIT, EDM, CGY
Mike Hoffman**RW30FLAUFA5,187,500COL, DAL, EDM 
Josh AndersonRW25CBJRFA1,850,000VAN, CGY, BOS 
Dylan DemeloRD26OTTUFA900,000CBJ, WPGWPG trades ’20 3rd round pick. OTT trades D Dylan Demelo
Jesse PuljujarviRW21EDMRFAUnsignedOTT, NYR, TB, NJ
Wayne SimmondsRW31NJUFA5,000,000VAN, BOS,
Jeff Petry**RD32MTL15,500,000WSH, LV, WPG
Zach BogosionRD29BUFUFA5,142,857CBJ, LV 

*- have been traded

**- contains Modified NTC

Trades Completed (Feb. 5th – Present)

February 5th: TOR acquire G Jack Campbell and F Kyle Clifford, LAK acquire F Trevor Moore, 2020 3rd round pick, and 2021 3rd round pick

February 10th: PIT acquire F Jason Zucker, MIN acquire F Alex Galchenyuk, D Calen Addison, 2020 1st round pick (conditional)

February 16th: NYI acquire D Andy Greene, NJ acquire 2021 2nd round pick and D David Quenneville

February 16th: TBL acquire F Blake Coleman, NJ acquire F Nolan Foote and 2020 1st round pick (VAN) (conditional)

February 17th: VAN acquire F Tyler Toffoli, LAK acquire F Tim Schaller, F Tyler Madden, and 2020 2nd round pick

February 18th: NYR acquire F Julien Gauthier, CAR acquire D Joey Keane

February 18th: WPG acquire D Dylan Demelo, OTT acquire 2020 3rd round pick

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