PWHL

Aerin Frankel, Susanna Tapani lead PWHL Boston past Ottawa

Aerin Frankel shut out Ottawa over the final two periods as Boston earned a 3-1 win at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Wednesday night — its first home-ice victory in five games.

Home side bounces back after dropping Monday's contest against Canadian team

A female hockey goaltender is faced with a shot by an opposition player.
Boston goaltender Aerin Frankel made 29 saves to earn a 3-1 win over Ottawa at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Wednesday in Professional Women's Hockey League action. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Aerin Frankel shut out Ottawa over the final two periods as Boston earned a 3-1 win at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Wednesday night — its first home-ice victory in five games.

It was the second-straight game between the teams in three days at the Tsongas Center. Ottawa scored a 4-2 win over Boston Monday.

Loren Gabel collected her fourth goal of the season seven minutes in to give Boston a 1-0 lead. But Kateřina Mrazova answered with Ottawa's lone goal at the 16:35 mark of the first.

Susanna Tapani gave Boston the lead in the first minute of the second period and Hilary Knight added insurance at the 13:49 mark of the third.

WATCH l Tapani's redirected shot leads Boston to victory:

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Susanna Tapani's redirect paved the way towards a 3-1 Boston win. Ottawa took the previous encounter between the two on Monday.

Frankel made 29 saves on 30 Ottawa shots to earn the win.

Emerance Maschmeyer faced 23 Boston shots and made 20 saves.

The victory earned Boston three points in the Professional Women's Hockey League standings to move out of a three-way tie for fourth place and into a two-way tie with New York for fourth. Ottawa falls in to last place.

Ottawa signed Rosalie Demers to a contract to replace Mikyla Grant-Mentis, who was released Saturday.

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