Marie-Philip Poulin off to a hot PWHL start

Marie-Philip Poulin (HockeyMedia, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marie-Philip Poulin of Beauceville, Quebec has been off to a tremendous start to the 2024 Professional Women’s Hockey League. Within the first three weeks, Poulin has been the PWHL First Star of the Week twice. In the week from January 8 to 14, she had three goals in two games. Then in the week from January 15 to 21, Poulin had three more goals in two games.

The reason why Poulin was honoured for the week from January 8 to 14, was because of a hat trick on January 10. She scored thrice in a 5-2 Montreal win over New York. Poulin was also a +3 with 10 shots on goal.

Then from January 15 to 21, Poulin scored the game-winning goal for Montreal in a 3-2 win over New York on January 16. Poulin scored from Maureen Murphy with six minutes and 14 seconds left in the third period. Poulin then scored twice in a 4-3 Montreal loss to Toronto on January 20. In the two games, she was a +2 with 10 shots on goal, one game-winning goal with four penalty minutes.

Poulin’s total statistics in 2024 are six goals and one assist for seven points. She is a +6 with six penalty minutes, 86 faceoff wins, and 24 shots on goal. Poulin won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

Montreal is second in the PWHL standings. They have a record of three wins and three losses for 10 points.

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