Game Summary

April 30, 2002
Karlstad Sweden

Team USA scored the first goal of the game late in the first period and then tried to sit on the lead the rest of the game. It was a plan that ultimately backfired, and Canada rallied with two third-period goals to pull out a 2-1 win and win first place in the Group D standings. This sets up a Canada-Germany game in two days' time to begin the Qualifying Round. The USA will now open against Switzerland. Both games will be held here at Karlstad.

"It was an exciting game," Canada's Manny Malhotra said afterward. "It's what you would call a character builder. They were ahead all game, but we kept grinding it out and sticking to our game plan."

"I thought we carried the play for two periods, but they outplayed us in the third. Their goalie made some great saves for them and it was a very good hockey game," Ted Donato offered.


Game Summary

 

Box Score Canada

0

0

2

2

  United States

1

0

0

1


First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts :
17.51 1 - 0 EQ USA 21. DONATO, Ted (19. HILBERT, Andrew)

Penalties/Pénalités :
07.26 2 min CAN 28. WRIGHT, Tylor ELBOW
10.54 2 min USA 17. CLARK, Christopher BOARD
15.39 2 min USA 24. TAMER, Chris HOOK

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts :
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités :
20.31 2 min USA 21. DONATO, Ted HO-ST
31.38 2 min USA 37. RASMUSSEN, Erik HOOK

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts :
42.54 1 - 1 EQ CAN 94. SMYTH, Ryan (89. COMRIE, Mike 41. WILLIAMS, Justin)
55.50 1 - 2 EQ CAN 18. WRIGHT, Jamie (28. WRIGHT, Tylor 33. MCGILLIS, Dan)

Penalties/Pénalités :
53.43 2 min USA 3. LEOPOLD, Jordan HOOK
59.13 2 min CAN 2. BREWER, Eric ROUGH


Goaltenders Canada Jean-Sabastien Giguere
  United States Dieter Kochan

   

First

Second

Third

Final

Shots on Goal by Canada

9

7

8

24

  United States

7

11

5

23


Officials Referee Marko Lepaus
  Linesmen Marco Coenen, Joacim Karlsson

Attendance 7,715
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