Tonight is the second-to-last home game of the regular season for the New York Riveters. The Boston Pride are in town again and are hoping to keep the Riveters mired in their current losing streak, but captain Ashley Johnston and the rest of the Riveters have other plans.
- Recap of the last game against the Boston Pride: Pride 8, Riveters 1.
- Beth Machlan's interview with Madison Packer.
- Nana Fujimoto Returning to Form.
With just four regular season games left the time for the Riveters to get back to winning hockey is officially here. The Riveters are 3-9-2 on the season and are 2-6-2 in their last ten games. In their most recent defeat to the Buffalo Beauts Nana Fujimoto turned in a solid game. She turned aside 42 shots in a game where the Riveters surrendered two power play goals. A story line to keep an eye on tonight at Aviator Sports and Events Center is whether or not the Riveters will again struggle with their zone-exits and discipline against a fast, physical Boston Pride team.
You can watch today's game: HERE
Another story line to keep an eye on tonight is what Wiseman, DeSimone, and the Riveters do to keep Hilary Knight from taking over the game. Knight now leads the NWHL in both goals (13) and points (25). In the past the Riveters have asked the hardworking and fearless Celeste Brown to spearhead the effort against Knight so it will be interesting to see if Brown is again the forward that sees the most ice time against the league's most dominant skater.
The puck drops just after 6:00pm tonight at the Aviator Sports and Events Center.
Thanks for reading. Let's go Riveters.