Canada 2 Vs. Slovakia 1

Semi-Final
May 8, 2004
Prague, CZE

Canada is going for gold again !

Shawn Horcoff of the Edmonton Oilers scored a goal 6:10 into the third period and defending champion Canada edged Slovakia 2-1 in a semifinal of the men's world hockey championship Saturday.

Daniel Briere of the Buffalo Sabres also scored for Canada, who will face the winner of Saturday's later semifinal between Sweden and the U.S. in Sunday's gold medal game (LIVE ON TSN/RDS: 11am PDT / 2 p.m. EDT).

"It's huge for Canada," said captain Ryan Smyth, playing in his sixth consecutive world championship. "It's an opportunity, something that we've strived for since Day 1. I've heard from players that have won the Cup, to repeat is the toughest thing to do.

"We have an opportunity to repeat and it would be a great feeling to finish it off right."

Miroslav Satan of the Sabres had the lone goal for Slovakia, which suffered its first loss of the championship (5-1-2).

Box Score CAN
0
1
1
2
Compte SVK
0
1
0
1

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités:
11.03 2 min Canada 37. BERGERON, Patrice Highsticking
5.06 2 min Slovakia 16. ORSZAGH, Vladimir Hooking
2.52 2 min Canada 53. MORRIS, Derek Cross-checking

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
1 - 0 EQ Slovakia 18. SATAN, Miroslav (7. STRBAK, Martin)

Penalties/Pénalités:
30.42 2 min Slovakia 19. PAVLIKOVSKY, Rastislav Interference
28.07 2 min Canada 24. STAIOS, Steve Interference
22.11 2 min Slovakia 24. PETROVICKY, Ronald Charging

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
1 - 1 PP1 Canada 48. BRIERE, Danny
(53. MORRIS, Derek / 19. MORROW, Brenden)

Penalties/Pénalités:
53.03 2 min Canada 24. STAIOS, Steve Holding
49.19 2 min Canada 48. BRIERE, Danny Hooking
46.33 2 min Canada 24. STAIOS, Steve Interference


Goaltenders CAN LUONGO, Roberto
Gardiennes de but SVK LASAK, Jan

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

-

-

-

16

Tirs au but SVK

-

-

-

29


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