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PWHL and NHL – Alina Muller wins final ticket with Boston – Sports

PWHL and NHL – Alina Muller wins final ticket with Boston – Sports

  • Alina Mueller moves into the final with Boston in the PWHL North American Women's League thanks to another overtime win.
  • In the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks have to settle for a tying goal from Pius Sutter in their quarterfinal series against Edmonton.
  • The Boston Bruins avoid a showdown against the Florida Panthers and pull it short.

Alina Müller will immediately play for the title in her first season in the newly founded Women's Professional Hockey League. On Wednesday night, she and Boston also won Game 3 against Montreal. The 3-2 winner came again in extra time, with Müller also playing a part.

Montreal's goalkeeper, Anne-Renée Debiance, allowed a shot from the Swiss player to rebound, so that Susana Tabanes had no difficulty putting the puck into the goal after 62 seconds of extra time. Tabane had already scored the winning goal in overtime in the first game against Montreal. Boston goalkeeper Erin Frankel also played a big role in the success, keeping her team in the game with strong saves after falling behind 2-0.

In the final, Boston will face Minnesota or Toronto. Toronto leads 2-1 in the series.


“Sweep” against Montreal

Boston with Alina Mueller (No. 11).

Getty Images/Minas Panagiotakis

Canucks get the equalizer

Meanwhile, Pius Sutter and the Vancouver Canucks suffered their second loss to the Edmonton Oilers. After 2:3, the quarterfinal series is balanced again. Vancouver's visitors resisted defeat in the final third and reduced their deficit to 2-0.

When many people were already gearing up for extra time at 2-2 in the 59th minute, Edmonton stepped up again. Defenseman Yvan Bouchard scored the winning goal for the home team with 39 seconds left in the game. Sutter, the only Swiss remaining in the NHL playoffs, remained without a point scored.

The Florida Panthers missed out on early entry into the next round. After three straight wins, the Panthers lost 2-1 to the Boston Bruins in front of their home fans. Defender Charlie McAvoy became the game-winner with the winning goal and an assist. Thus the Bruins shortened the quarterfinal series to 2:3.