Game Summary
Canada 15 - Kazakhstan 0

CANADA ROUTS KAZAKHSTAN IN RECORD-SETTING FASHION

by Alan Adams

KANATA, ON – It was a record-setting Sunday at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship as Canada routed Kazakhstan 15-0 in front of 19,176 red-and-white fans at SBP Arena.

The win included a Canadian-record-tying margin of shutout victory – Canada hammered France 15-0 in 2002 – and eight power play goals, topping the previous mark set against Sweden in 2002.

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Jamie Benn (Victoria, BC/Kelowna, WHL) led the way with hat trick – the first three-goal game by a Canadian since Jeff Carter at the 2005 World Juniors – and two assists, while Cody Hodgson (Markham, ON/Brampton, OHL) had two goals and four helpers.

John Tavares (Oakville, ON/Oshawa, OHL) and PK Subban (Toronto, ON/Belleville, OHL) had four points apiece. Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, ON/Saint John, QMJHL), Jordan Eberle (Regina, SK/Regina, WHL), Tyler Myers (Calgary, AB/Kelowna, WHL), Stefan Della Rovere (Maple, ON/Barrie, OHL), Evander Kane (Vancouver, BC/Vancouver, WHL) and Tyler Ennis (Edmonton, AB/Medicine Hat, WHL) also scored for Canada, who has outscored its opposition 23-1 in its opening two games.

While Canadian head coach Pat Quinn was pleased with the win, the veteran bench boss picked up a few bad habits that could cost the Canadians against stiffer competition.

"We started to let up it slip in the second,” Quinn said. “Our goal is to get better and better and we were scoring and our power play was hot but we started making those nice drop passes and things that when you are playing strong opposition will find a way to kick you and bite you. At the end of the second we talked about it and I thought our third period was more in line with how we want to play."

Quinn was also impressed with how the Canadians toned down their celebrations after they scored when it became apparent the rout was on.

"Part of being professional is not shoving it down anybody's throat,” he said. “I didn't want us to let up how we played, but at the end of the day, I don't like the hot dog stuff and give the kids credit they did it on their own."

Chet Pickard (Winnipeg, MB/Tri-City, WHL) got the start between the pipes for Canada and needed to make just 11 saves for the shutout as the Canadians held a massive 69-11 advantage in shots on goal. At no point in the game did Kazakhstan have more shots on the Canadian net than Canada had goals on the scoreboard.

The Canadians have little time to enjoy their victory – they are back on the ice Monday night at SBP Arena when they face Germany at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST.

"We still want to play hard and we have a gold medal to win,” he said. "We will put this game behind us and be ready for tomorrow. We have to understand there are better teams out there and we better be ready for them."

 

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement World Juniors Location/Emplacement Ottawa, ON
Date Sun, Dec 28, 2008 Arena/Aréna SBP Centre
Time/Heure 3:30 pm EST Attendance/Assistance 19,176
Round/Ronde Preliminary Round Game # 08

 

Box Score/Compte

1

2

3

Final

CAN

4

5

6

15

KAZ

0

0

0

0

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
1.29 - EQ - Canada - 14. EBERLE, Jordan (18. HODGSON, Cody)
8.48 - PP1 - Canada - 24. BENN, Jamie (10. PIETRANGELO, Alex)
15.53 - PP2 Canada - 24. BENN, Jamie (19. TAVARES, John) (18. HODGSON, Cody)
17.26 - EQ - Canada - 5. SUBBAN, P K (19. TAVARES, John)

Penalties/Pénalités :
6.58 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 8. SVISTUNOV, Vitali - Hooking
15.16 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 3. DENISSENKO, Igor - Hooking
15.21 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 5. KOROVKIN, Andrei - Delaying the Game

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
1.36 - EQ - Canada - 18. HODGSON, Cody (5. SUBBAN, P K)
4.11 - PP1 - Canada - 25. di DOMENICO, Chris (4. HICKEY, Thomas) (22. ENNIS, Tyler)
4.41 - EQ - Canada - 24. BENN, Jamie (5. SUBBAN, P K) (22. ENNIS, Tyler)
12.32 - PP1 - Canada - 22. ENNIS, Tyler  ( 24. BENN, Jamie) (25. di DOMENICO, Chris)
14.52 - PP1 - Canada - 19. TAVARES, John (18. HODGSON, Cody)  (14. EBERLE, Jordan)

Penalties/Pénalités :
2.32 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 9. NUREK, Alexander - Interference
11.31 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 4. TIKHONOV, Dmitri - Hooking
14.14 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 9. NUREK, Alexander - Hooking

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
0.50 - EQ - Canada - 29. KANE, Evander (28. CORMIER, Patrice) (32. AULIE, Keith)
11.29 -  EQ - Canada - 19. TAVARES, John
12.15 - EQ - Canada - 18. HODGSON, Cody (14. EBERLE, Jordan) (11. BOYCHUK, Zach)
14.17 - PP1 - Canada - 5. SUBBAN, P K (18. HODGSON, Cody)
16.02 - PP1 - Canada - 15. DELLA ROVERE, Stefan (29. KANE, Evander) (4. HICKEY, Thomas)
19.17 - PP2 - Canada - 3. MYERS, Tyler (24. BENN, Jamie) (17. GOLOUBEF, Cody)

Penalties/Pénalités :
2.52 - 2 min - Canada - 7. ESPOSITO, Angelo - Interference
5.29 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 10. IVANOV, Nikita - High Sticking
13.44 - 25 min - Kazakhstan - 13. KAZNACHEYEV, Alexander - Match Penalty
13.44 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 13. KAZNACHEYEV, Alexander - Slashing
18.43 - 2 min - Kazakhstan - 21. VOROBYOV, Yakov - Hooking

 

Goaltenders CAN

31. PICKARD, Chet

Gardiens de but KAZ 20. YANKOV, Andrei
40.00 GK in Kazakhstan 1. GRYAZNOV, Maxim

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Fnl
Shots on Goal CAN 22 22 25 69
Tirs au but KAZ 2 8 1 11

Referee/Arbitre BULANOV Vyacheslav (RUS), KULAKOV Sergei (RUS)
Linesmen/Juges des lignes GEMEINHARDT Thomas (GER), MIKHEL Alexei (RUS)

 

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