Canada 3 Sweden 2

Canada 3 Sweden 2

Exhibition Game
December 21, 2003
Marsta, Sweden

Despite outshooting their opponents 20-9 and a decided advantage in play in the first period, Canada couldn’t solve Joakim Lundstrom in the Swedish net, as the Swedish netminder was called upon to make some outstanding saves, notably during an early power play for Canada. The best chance for the side in Red and White came moments later, as Brent Burns one-timed a pass in front but Lundstrom kicked out his right pad to make the save.

Canada finally got onto the scoreboard in the second period, as Shawn Belle’s wrist shot from the point handcuffed Lundstrom. Sweden had an outstanding chance two minutes later, as Thomas Skogs got in all alone but couldn’t beat Marc-André Fleury.

Sweden evened the score at 1-1 in the opening minutes of the third period as Loui Eriksson got behind the defence and slid the puck under Fleury. But Canada had the lead back less than a minute. Tenacious forechecking led to a Jeff Carter goal.

Sweden wouldn’t say ‘Die’ and fought back to tie the game at 2-2 late in the game, at the 16:37 mark, as Sebastien Meijer got the puck past Fleury. But Canada continued to demonstrate its resiliency, as a great shift ended as Nigel Dawes scored at 18:02, on an assist by Michael Richards. Canada held on for hard fought 3-2 win. Canada outshot Sweden 41-33 enroute to the victory.

Box Score CAN
0
1
2
3
Compte SWE
0
0
2
2

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:

Penalties/Pénalités:
18.25 2 min CAN 28. CROSBY, Sidney HOOK
14.44 2 min CAN 5. GORGES, Josh HOLD
06.28 2 min SWE 30. LUNDSTRÖM, Joakim

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
23.12 0 - 1 EQ CAN 37. BELLE, Shawn (12. STEWART, Anthony)

Penalties/Pénalités:
28.21 2 min SWE 5. FRANSSON, Johan HOLD

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
58.02 2 - 3 EQ CAN 27. DAWES, Nigel (18. RICHARDS, Mike)
56.37 2 - 2 EQ SWE 13. MEIJER, Sebastian (3. BLOMQVIST, Henrik)
43.20 1 - 2 EQ CAN 9. CARTER, Jeff (16. PAILLÉ, Daniel)
42.16 1 - 1 EQ SWE 21. ERIKSSON, Loui (7. TÄNG, Alexander)

Penalties/Pénalités:
50.00 2 min SWE 25. BJÖRK, Johan SLASH
47.55 2 min SWE 3. BLOMQVIST, Henrik HOLD

Goaltenders CAN 1. FLEURY, Marc-andré
Gardiennes de but SWE 30. LUNDSTRÖM, Joakim

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p
Final
Shots on Goal CAN
20
10
11
41
Tirs au but SWE
9
10
14
33

Referee/Arbitre Danielsson, Stefan
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Ljungqvist, Mikael, Lyth, Peter

Attendance/Assistance N/A
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