Game Summary
Russia  2 -  Canada  4

 

CANADA TAKES THIRD STAIGHT GOLD MEDAL

by Alan Adams

LEKSAND, Sweden – Color Canada gold, again.

Canada's National Junior Team won its third straight World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal Friday, beating Russia 4-2, and in the process ran its record over the last three world junior tournaments to 18-0.

The Canadians played their best game of the World Junior Hockey Championship and led 4-0 at one point. The Canadian forwards who had been criticized for not scoring provided all the goals, with Andrew Cogliano, Bryan Little, Jonathan Toews and Brad Marchand scoring.

Goalie Carey Price made a huge breakaway save when the Canadians led 4-2 early in the third period.

Price was named the tournament MVP and he also won the honours as the top goalie.

Price, Toews and defenceman Kristopher Letang were named to the tournament All-Star Team.

Canada has now beat Russia three straight times in getting a "three-peat" atop the world junior podium and they have outscored them 15-2.

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Game Information
Game Number 31  Round Gold Medal
Arena Ejendals Arena City, Country Leksand, Sweden
Month / Day / Year 01/05/2007 Time (local) 07:30 PM EET
Attendance
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Russia (RUS) 0 2 0 2
Canada (CAN) 3 1 0 4
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   15:35 CAN 9 Andrew Cogliano (23 Ryan O'Marra, 14 Marc Staal)
   17:29 CAN 20 Bryan Little (5 Kristopher Letang) PP
   18:02 CAN 29 Jonathan Toews (7 Steve Downie, 26 Cody Franson) PP

Penalties:
   02:45 RUS 5 Vitali Anikeyenko (Charging)
   07:00 RUS 7 Gennadi Churilov (Slashing)
   16:47 RUS 12 Artyom Anisimov (Holding)
   17:47 RUS 4 Pavel Valentenko (High Sticking)
   19:02 CAN 15 Darren Helm (Boarding)

Second Period
Goals:
   06:00 CAN 17 Brad Marchand (29 Jonathan Toews, 7 Steve Downie)
   11:27 RUS 4 Pavel Valentenko PP
   19:24 RUS 7 Gennadi Churilov (18 Alexander Loginov) PP

Penalties:
   02:42 CAN 7 Steve Downie (Roughing)
   02:42 RUS 5 Vitali Anikeyenko (Charging)
   03:43 CAN 14 Marc Staal (High Sticking)
   11:21 CAN 3 Karl Alzner (Holding)
   12:11 CAN 29 Jonathan Toews (Hooking)
   12:11 RUS 15 Alexander Kucheryavenko (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   15:09 CAN 5 Kristopher Letang (Roughing)
   15:09 CAN 29 Jonathan Toews (Roughing)
   15:09 RUS 13 Anton Glovatsky (Roughing)
   19:03 CAN 23 Ryan O'Marra (High Sticking)

Third Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   02:33 RUS 10 Evgeni Ryasensky (Interference)
   02:55 RUS 29 Alexander Bumagin (Hooking)
   07:34 CAN 15 Darren Helm (Holding)
   11:22 CAN 20 Bryan Little (10-Minute Misconduct)
   11:22 CAN 20 Bryan Little (Checking to the Head)
   18:12 CAN 14 Marc Staal (Tripping)


Goaltenders
Russia
1 Semyon Varlamov On 1/00:00   Off 3/18:12
Canada
1 Carey Price On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Russia 7 10 10 27
Canada 15 11 3 29

Game Stars
Canada 29 Jonathan Toews
Russia 17 Alexei Cherepanov
Player of Game
Canada
Russia
Officials
Referee Danny Kurmann
Lines People Milan Novak, Fredrik Ulriksson