2017-18 National Men's Team

2017 Spengler Cup
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
December 28, 2017 2:15 pm EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
19
4
15
38
18
16
8
42

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 7
6
2 / 3
14

Game Story

QUICK STRIKES HELP CANADA TO SEMIFINALS AT SPENGLER CUP

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland - Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA) scored twice in 1:47 midway through the second period to turn a deficit into a lead, and Canada's National Men's Team booked a semifinal spot at the 2017 Spengler Cup with a 4-1 win over HC Davos on Thursday.

The Canadians will face the winner of the quarter-final between Dinamo Riga and Mountfield HK in the first semifinal on Saturday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT).

Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, EBEL) was rock-solid in his first start of the tournament, making 37 saves, while Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./HC Slovan Bratislava, KHL) had a goal and an assist after being added to the roster earlier in the day.

Penalty trouble doomed Canada in the first period; it spent almost half of the opening frame shorthanded, but only trailed 1-0 after Sam Lofquist hammered a one-timer past Poulin on the power play at 13:33.

The Canadians took over in the second, outshooting the tournament hosts 16-4 and scoring three times.

Ebbett tied the game at 8:36, breaking down the left wing and beating Davos goaltender Gilles Senn over the glove, and gave Canada the lead on the power play less than two minutes later, getting a quick shot past Senn to make it 2-1.

Boychuk pushed the lead to two at 18:34 on another man advantage, reaching behind his back to redirect in a Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) point shot and send Canada to the dressing room up by a pair.

Davos came out firing in the third period, outshooting the Canadians 15-8 thanks to a trio of power plays - including a 54-second 5-on-3 - but couldn't get another puck past Poulin.

Parenteau added one final goal for Canada with less than five minutes to go, tucking a wraparound past Senn on the backhand.

The Canadians finished with a 42-38 edge in shots on goal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by P-A Parenteau)
Too Many Players (2:00)
03:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Ebbett
Holding (2:00)
09:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris Kelly
Hooking (2:00)
12:22
GOAL
Goal: Sam Lofquist (power play)

Assists: Magnus Nygren, Tomi Sallinen
13:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Poulin (Served by Christian Thomas)
Tripping (2:00)
14:03
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dario Simion
Tripping (2:00)
05:01
GOAL
Goal: Andrew Ebbett

Assists: Dylan Sikura, Brandon Hickey
08:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Schneeberger
Interference (2:00)
09:29
GOAL
Goal: Andrew Ebbett (power play)

Assists: Zach Boychuk, Christian Thomas
10:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Dino Wieser
Roughing (2:00)
17:07
GOAL
Goal: Zach Boychuk (power play)

Assists: Maxim Noreau, Matt D’Agostini
18:34
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Victor Bartley
Delay of Game (2:00)
00:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Will Petschenig
Hooking (2:00)
08:57
PENALTY
Penalty: David McIntyre
High-Sticking (2:00)
10:03
GOAL
Goal: P-A Parenteau

Assists: David McIntyre, Jeff Schultz
15:21

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Gilles Senn DAV 60 42 38 4 0.905
Kevin Poulin CAN 60 38 37 1 0.974

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 8 L @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 30, 2017
3 - 0 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 31, 2017
4 - 2 W v HPK HämeenlinnaHPK
Dec 29, 2017
5 - 2 W v Mountfield HKMHK
Dec 30, 2017
1 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 28, 2017
4 - 1 W v HC DavosDAV
Dec 28, 2017
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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