Game Summary

May 2, 2002
Karlstad, Sweden

Canada, led by captain Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers, wins 3-1 over Germany at the world hockey championship, clinching a berth in the tournament quarter-finals.

Andy McDonald of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Mike Comrie of the Oilers had the other goals for Canada (4-0-0), which plays Switzerland (1-3-0) on Friday (TSN, 10 a.m. EDT) in the second of three qualifying-round games.

Smyth's second-period goal was a thing of beauty. After turning German defenceman Erich Goldmann inside out, Smyth fired a wrist shot to the top left corner behind German goalie Marc Seliger to give Canada a 2-1 lead with 48 seconds remaining.

Wayne Hynes of Montreal scored Germany's lone goal midway through the first, beating Marty Turco with a wrist shot inside the post. Leonard Soccio of St. Catharines, Ont., is the only other Canadian on the team as Germany (2-2-0) continue to successfully develop its hockey program.

Turco stopped 24 shots to register his second win in as many starts.

Canada stayed in control and forced the Germans to open up in the third as they looked for the tying goal. Midway through the third Eric Brewer's point shot deflected off McDonald inside the left post for a 3-1 lead.

Comrie opened the scoring 4:51 into the first, taking a pass from Justin Williams and skating in alone in the slot before beating Seliger with a wrist shot to the top left corner.

Canada was down two men for two minutes in the first but was able to kill the penalties off as Germany never got a bona fide scoring chance. The trouble started with Tyler Wright of the Columbus Blue Jackets getting five minutes for boarding and a game misconduct.

Game Summary

Box Score Canada










First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts :
04.51 1 - 0 EQ CAN 89. COMRIE, Mike (41. WILLIAMS, Justin)
12.30 1 - 1 EQ GER 16. HYNES, Wayne (18. LOTH, Andreas, 83. BENDA, Jan)

Penalties/Pénalités :
16.29 2 min GER 44. SOCCIO, Leonard HI-ST
13.17 2 min CAN 10. MORROW, Brenden HI-ST
12.41 5 min CAN 28. WRIGHT, Tylor BOARD
12.41 20 min CAN 28. WRIGHT, Tylor GA-MI

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts :
39.12 2 - 1 EQ CAN 94. SMYTH, Ryan (3. PATRICK, James)

Penalties/Pénalités :
37.46 2 min CAN 89. COMRIE, Mike ROUGH
37.46 2 min GER 31. RENZ, Andreas ROUGH
31.09 5 min GER 26. KREUTZER, Daniel CHE-B
31.09 20 min GER 26. KREUTZER, Daniel GA-MI

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts :
51.02 3 - 1 EQ CAN 19. MCDONALD, Andy (2. BREWER, Eric , 7. CLEARY, Daniel)

Penalties/Pénalités :
44.03 2 min CAN 41. WILLIAMS, Justin INTRF
56.29 2 min CAN 2. BREWER, Eric HOLD

Goaltenders Canada 1. TURCO, Marty
  Germany 33. SELIGER, Marc






Shots on Goal by Canada










Officials Referee MIHALIK, Vladimir
  Linesmen POPOVIC, Karol  , STANIFORTH, Paul David

Attendance 3,370
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