Rooney secures her second shutout in the PWHL to lead Minnesota to victory over New York and end a three-game losing streak.

Movie DetailerSports Rooney secures her second shutout in the PWHL to lead Minnesota to victory over New York and end a three-game losing streak.
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Kelly Pannek and Abby Boreen notched goals just 2 minutes and 22 seconds apart early in the second period, propelling Minnesota to a 2-0 victory over New York in Professional Women’s Hockey League action. The win halted a three-game losing streak for Minnesota and propelled them into second place in the PWHL standings with 25 points. Meanwhile, New York, on a three-game losing skid, remains at the bottom of the standings with 16 points.

Minnesota Head Coach Ken Klee expressed the significance of the victory, stating, “Those are three huge points for us. We played well in every facet of the game today. We put pressure on New York, didn’t give them many good looks, and Maddie Rooney shut the door. It was a total team effort today.”

The lone goal needed for Minnesota came early in the second period as Denisa Křížová created a turnover in the New York zone, setting up Grace Zumwinkle who then found Pannek in prime position to score her second goal of the game. Boreen added to the lead with a power play goal at 3:55, sealing the victory for Minnesota.

Minnesota welcomed back Taylor Heise, the top draft pick, who had missed the previous five games due to injury. The team accumulated 27 shots on goal, while Corrine Schroeder made 25 saves for New York. Each team had two power play opportunities during the game.

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