2016-17 National Men's Team

2016 Spengler Cup
Game #2
Pre
Final
December 26, 2016 2:15 pm EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
0
1
4
2
1
4
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
16
11
8
35
7
6
6
19

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 6
12
2 / 6
12

Game Story

LATE GOALS LEAVE CANADA WITH LOSS IN SPENGLER OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland – Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) scored twice, including the go-ahead goal early in the third period, but Canada’s National Men’s Team dropped a 7-4 decision to HC Dinamo Minsk in the opening game for both Monday at the 2016 Spengler Cup.

The captain’s second goal came just 33 seconds into the third period and gave the Canadians a 4-3 advantage, but Minsk scored three times in less than eight minutes to take the lead for good.

Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA) and Mason Raymond (Cochrane, Alta./Hockey Canada) had the other Canadian goals while Drew MacIntyre (Charlottetown, P.E.I./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, KHL) took the loss in goal, finishing with 12 saves.

Canada found itself in an early hole when Alexander Materukhin beat MacIntyre just 2:02 after the puck dropped, but Dustin Jeffrey (Camlachie, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA) jumped on a turnover in the Minsk zone and found Ebbett alone in front to tie the game at 5:11.

Noreau put the Canadians ahead for the first time on a five-on-three advantage just shy of the 13-minute mark, hammering a point shot past Minsk netminder Ben Scrivens, and Raymond buried a rebound 61 seconds after that for another power-play goal and a 3-1 lead.

But Evgeny Kovyrshin pulled the KHL side within one before the end of the opening frame, and Evgeny Lisovets scored the lone goal of the second period to send the teams to the intermission tied 3-3.

Noreau struck early, taking a feed from Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Man./EHC Biel-Bienne, NLA) and going to the backhand to restore the lead with another power-play goal, but that would be it for offence from the Canadians.

Dmitry Korobov redirected a pass from Nikita Komarov past MacIntyre at 6:30, Kovyrshin knocked in a rebound at 10:25 and Sergei Drozd added insurance at 14:20 to put the Belarus-based team in control.

Komarov added an empty-net goal with 1:35 to go to finish the scoring.

Canada finished with a 35-19 edge in shots on goal, and both teams were proficient on the power play, scoring three times in six chances each with the man advantage.

The loss means Canada will face tournament host HC Davos on Tuesday (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT) to finish its preliminary-round schedule.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ilya Shinkevich
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
1:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris DiDomenico
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
1:46
GOAL
Goal: Alexander Materukhin

Assists: Kirill Gotovets
2:02
PENALTY
Too Many Men - Minor (2:00)
2:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitry Korobov
Holding - Minor (2:00)
2:54
GOAL
Goal: Andrew Ebbett

Assists: Dustin Jeffrey, Mason Raymond
5:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Ilya Shinkevich
Holding - Minor (2:00)
11:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Komarov
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
12:19
GOAL
Goal: (power play) Maxim Noreau

Assists: Andrew Ebbett, Marc-Antoine Pouliot
12:57
GOAL
Goal: (power play) Mason Raymond

Assists: Mark Flood, Marc-Antoine Pouliot
13:58
GOAL
Goal: Evgeny Kovyrshin

Assists: Nikita Komarov, Alexander Materukhin
16:50
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Colby Genoway
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
8:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Gregory Campbell
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
10:24
GOAL
Goal: (power play) Evgeny Lisovets

Assists: Matt Ellison, Alexander Materukhin
10:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrei Stas
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
18:46
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: (power play) Maxim Noreau

Assists: Jacob Micflikier,
0:33
GOAL
Goal: Dmitry Korobov

Assists: Nikita Komarov,
6:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris DiDomenico
Hooking - Minor (2:00)
8:34
GOAL
Goal: (power play) Evgeny Kovyrshin

Assists: Rob Klinkhammer,
10:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Materukhin
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
11:42
GOAL
Goal: Sergei Drozd

Assists: Alexander Kitarov, Roman Graborenko
14:20
GOAL
Goal: Nikita Komarov

Assists: Kristian Khenkel,
18:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris DiDomenico
Roughing - Minor (2:00)
19:03
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Drew MacIntyre

19:03
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Drew MacIntyre

18:25

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Drew MacIntyre CAN 59 18 12 6 0.667
Ben Scrivens MIN 60 35 31 4 0.886

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - PTS 2

Previous Games

5 - 2 W @ HC LuganoLUG
Dec 31, 2016
2 - 3 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 30, 2016
3 - 2 W @ HC Dinamo MinskMIN
Dec 30, 2016
5 - 4 W v HC DavosDAV
Dec 28, 2016
5 - 1 W @ Mountfield HKMOU
Dec 29, 2016
7 - 4 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 26, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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