2021 NWHL season and Isobel Cup: Standings, schedule, scores, stats

The NWHL logo on the ice at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY on Jan. 22, 2021. (Michelle Jay / NWHL)

The National Women’s Hockey League 2021 “bubble” season is underway at Lake Placid’s Herb Brooks Arena. The two-week condensed schedule will consist of a 15-game regular season which will conclude on Jan. 30, followed by a seven-game round-robin involving all six teams.

Following a re-seeding based on the results of that round-robin, the top four teams will compete for the Isobel Cup in the semifinals (Feb. 4) and Final (Feb. 5).

Here’s a look at the full standings, schedules and results.


STANDINGS
(Wins – Losses – Overtime Losses)

1. Toronto – 9 Points (4-1-1)
2. Minnesota – 6 Points (3-1-0)
3. Boston – 6 Points (3-4-0)
4. Buffalo – 3 Points (1-4-1)
5. Connecticut – Withdrawn
6. Metropolitan – Withdrawn


POINTS LEADERS
Editor’s note: Points leaders up to date as of Feb. 1 at 1:05 a.m. ET and will be updated nightly.

1. Kaleigh Fratkin, Boston — 10 points (10 assists)
2. Mikyla Grant-Mentis, Toronto — 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists)
3. Christina Putigna, Boston — 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists)
4. McKenna Brand, Boston — 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists)
5. Jillian Dempsey, — Boston 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists)
6. Lindsay Eastwood, Toronto — 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists)
7. Nina Rodgers, Minnesota — 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists)
8. Alyssa Wohlfeiler, Connecticut — 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists)


SCORES AND SCHEDULE

Saturday, Jan. 23
Metropolitan 3, Toronto 0 | Full story
Minnesota 2, Boston 1 | Highlights
Connecticut 2, Buffalo 1 (SO) | Highlights

Sunday, Jan. 24
Minnesota 6, Toronto 5 (Shootout) | Full story
Metropolitan 4, Connecticut 3 | Highlights
Boston 5, Buffalo 1 | Highlights

Tuesday, Jan. 26
Minnesota 1, Metropolitan 0 | Highlights
Toronto 2, Boston 1 | Full story

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Toronto 4, Buffalo 2 | Full story
Connecticut 4, Boston 1 | Highlights

Thursday, Jan. 28
Metropolitan vs. Buffalo, 5:30 p.m. ET – POSTPONED
Connecticut vs. Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. ET – POSTPONED

Saturday, Jan. 30
Buffalo 2, Boston 1 (Beauts lead best-of-three series 1-0) | Highlights
Toronto 4, Minnesota 3 | Highlights

Sunday, Jan. 31
Boston 6, Buffalo 0 (Series tied 1-1) | Highlights
Toronto 6, Connecticut 0 | Highlights

Monday, Feb. 1
Connecticut at Minnesota – POSTPONED
Boston 7, Buffalo 1 | Highlights

SEMIFINALS

Thursday, Feb. 4
Boston vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET. – SUSPENDED
Buffalo vs. Toronto, 5:30 p.m. ET. – SUSPENDED

FINAL

Friday, Feb. 5

Semifinal winner No. 2 vs. Semifinal winner No. 1, 7 p.m. ET. – SUSPENDED

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