2016-17 National Junior Team

2017 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #4
Pre
Final
December 26, 2016 8:00 pm EST
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
2
5
1
0
2
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
15
10
37
5
4
8
17

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 6
6
1 / 3
12

Game Story

STROME, BARZAL PACE CANADA TO OPENING WIN

WENDY GRAVES

TORONTO, Ont. – Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) scored twice on the power play, both times assisted by Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) – who added a goal of his own – and Canada’s National Junior Team opened the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 5-3 win over Russia.

Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./University of North Dakota, NCHC) and Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) also scored in the win.

Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) was in net for Canada.

Canada outshot Russia 37-17 for the game.

It had been 721 days since the teams last faced off at the Air Canada Centre. And while no gold medal was on the line this time, there was no lack of emotion from either side.

A near-capacity crowd was out its seats quickly. Only 3:11 after puck drop, Jost backhanded a feed from Philippe Myers (Moncton, N.B./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) high into the net. It was a display of great patience by both the giver and the receiver of the pass. Myers controlled the puck by the side boards waiting for a passing lane to open up. Once Jost had the puck he calmly took a few strides before opening the scoring.

Russia equalized just shy of the midway mark of the period. Mikhail Sergachyov beat Hart blocker side with a shot from the high slot.

Canada dominated the second period, both in shots on net – 15-4 – and possession, and found the back of the net twice.

On the power play, Barzal sent a cross-seam pass for Strome to one-time from the right face-off dot.

Less than four minutes later Roy beat Ilya Samsonov far side with a shot from just inside the edge of the right circle.

After 40 minutes Canada was outshooting Russia by a 3:1 ratio, 27-9.

Canada took a three-goal lead early in the third period. Pierre-Luc Dubois (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) sent a pass out front from behind the net, with Barzal lunging to poke the puck in the far bottom corner. The goal came 16 seconds into the power play.

Kirill Kaprizov responded two minutes later, beating Hart glove side with a shot from the slot.

Another power play goal from Canada – its third of the game – came minutes later. Strome drew a roughing penalty on a breakaway, and only seven seconds into the man-advantage buried the rebound off Barzal’s shot.

Russia wrapped up the scoring 1:30 later, Yegor Rykov going far side with a wrist shot from the right dot.

Samsonov made 32 saves for Russia in the loss.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Jost

Assists: Philippe Myers, Dillon Dubé
3:11
GOAL
Goal: Mikhail Sergachyov

Assists: Denis Guryanov
9:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Cirelli
Tripping (2:00)
12:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Belyayev
High-Sticking (2:00)
17:45
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Yakov Trenin
High-Sticking (2:00)
6:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Chabot
Slashing (2:00)
7:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikhail Sergachyov
Hooking (2:00)
12:06
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Strome (power play)

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Thomas Chabot
13:15
GOAL
Goal: Nicolas Roy

Assists: Julien Gauthier
17:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Denis Guryanov
Boarding (2:00)
18:35
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sergei Zborovski
Tripping (2:00)
2:47
GOAL
Goal: Mathew Barzal (power play)

Assists: Pierre-Luc Dubois
3:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyson Jost
Tripping (2:00)
3:54
GOAL
Goal: Kirill Kaprizov (power play)

Assists: Mikhail Vorobyov, Yegor Rykov
5:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Kaprizov
Roughing (2:00)
8:59
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Strome (power play)

Assists: Mathew Barzal
9:06
GOAL
Goal: Yegor Rykov

Assists: Danil Yurtaikin, Kirill Kaprizov
10:36

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Carter Hart CAN 60 17 14 3 0.824
Ilya Samsonov RUS 60 37 32 5 0.865

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

4 - 5 L v United StatesUSA
Jan 5, 2017
2 - 1 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 5, 2017
5 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 4, 2017
3 - 4 L v United StatesUSA
Jan 4, 2017
5 - 3 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 2, 2017
4 - 0 W v DenmarkDEN
Jan 2, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 NST: Gangneung gold celebrated in Saskatoon
Gangneung gold celebrated in Saskatoon
2017 NWT: Giving back to the community
Canada’s National Women’s Team took time out from its training camp in Fredericton, N.B.
2017 MWC: SWE 2 – CAN 1 (SO) (Gold medal)
Pickard made 40 saves, but Canada settled for silver at the worlds.
2017 MWC: CAN 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
Canada erased a two-goal deficit to advance to the gold medal game.
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