The Montreal Stars (12-3-1) have dropped into second place behind the Boston Blades (14-2-0) after a three-game losing streak that began Jan. 8 with a 3-1 loss, at home, to the Toronto Furies (5-6-4).
The Blades played host to the Stars this weekend, where they handed the visiting team a pair of losses.
On Saturday, Montreal took a 2-0 lead into the second period with goals from Caroline Ouellette and Sarah Vaillancourt, but went on to lose 3-2 in a shootout.
Kacey Bellamy (shorthanded) and Whitney Naslund scored for Boston in the second period.
In the shootout Ouellette and Meghan Agosta, the league’s top two scorers, were stopped by Mandy Mackrell while Kelli Stack and Bellamy both beat Catherine Herron for the win.
On Sunday, Bellamy netted two, including the game winner, as Boston defeated Montreal 6-2 despite the Stars going 2-for-5 on the power play and outshooting the Blades 36-27.
Jenny Lavigne allowed four goals on 13 shots and was replaced by Herron in the second period.
Erika Lawler, Kate Buesser, Alyssa Wohlfeiler and Naslund also scored for the Blades while Caitlin Cahow and Stack had two and three assists, respectively.
Boston is on an eight-game winning streak.
Brampton Jumps to Third Place
With back-to-back wins over the Burlington Barracudas (1-14-0), the Brampton Hockey Club (6-5-2) has moved into third place, pushing the Toronto Furies (5-6-4) into fourth.
Vicki Bendus scored a hat trick and Jayna Hefford added two of her own as Brampton broke a four-game losing skid to start the New Year with an 8-1 routing of the Barracudas.
Lori Dupuis, Cherie Piper and Kerri Palmer also scored for Brampton.
Burlington goaltender, Christina Kessler, suffered a lower body injury during a scramble in front of the net in the first period and was replaced by Mandy Cronin.
For a detailed recap of the game, read this article on the CWHL website.
On Sunday, Bendus and Piper had two goals apiece as Brampton beat Burlington 5-3.
Gillian Apps also scored for Brampton, while Sarah Dagg, Sommer West and Samantha Shirley scored for the Barracudas.