OTTAWA, Ont. - Marie-Philip Poulin set a new career best for goals in a women’s world championship Wednesday night, in Canada’s 13-0 victory over Switzerland at SBP Arena.
It was the largest margin that Canada has ever beaten Switzerland by at a world championship. It also marks the first time Poulin, of Beauceville, Que., has scored four goals in a world championship tournament, let alone in a single game. In each of the past two world championships, Poulin scored three goals total during the events. For a “moment,” a very long moment, it did not seem like Poulin was going to get credit for her third goal of the night. Poulin took a pass from Jayna Hefford and made a move to her backhand, rifling a shot that went off the back crossbar and bounced quickly out of the net. The celebration had already begun, but the referee did not signal a goal. Instead, play continued for almost two minutes before the play was able to go to review. Sure enough, the replay revealed what the 6,277 fans in attendance had also seen on the play, and Poulin was credited with her third of four goals on the evening. With three other beautiful goals, it sure was a “moment” to remember for No. 29 in red.
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