2015 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2015 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #14
Final
December 29, 2014 8:00 pm EST
Bell Centre
Montreal, Que.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
13
13
36
10
11
7
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
6
0 / 2
8

Game Story

TOP LINE SHINES AGAIN, CANADA BEATS DEFENDING CHAMPS AT WJC

DAVID BRIEN

MONTREAL, Que. – Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Kootenay, WHL) scored the game’s first two goals to get the offence started, and Canada’s National Junior Team beat Finland 4-1 on Monday night at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The win keeps Canada perfect at 3-0, and sets up a winner-take-all showdown with the United States on Wednesday (3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT); the New Year’s Eve game will determine first place in Group A.

Anthony Duclair (Laval, Que./N.Y. Rangers, NHL) had a goal and an assist, and Max Domi (Toronto, Ont./London, OHL) added two helpers as the Reinhart-Duclair-Domi line continued to roll, combining for six points in the win.

Curtis Lazar (Vernon, B.C./Ottawa, NHL) scored the other Canadian goal, while Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Québec, QMJHL) made 27 saves for his second victory in as many starts.

The Canadian power play struck just 5:32 in for the game’s first goal; a point shot from Shea Theodore (Aldergrove, B.C./Seattle, WHL) was redirected off the post by Reinhart, who tapped his rebound past Finnish netminder Juuse Saros.

A fast-paced, back-and-forth game didn’t produce another goal until the 13:34 mark of the second period, when Canada’s top line once again flexed its offensive muscle.

Domi took a stretch pass from Dillon Heatherington (Calgary, Alta./Swift Current, WHL) before finding Duclair, who hit Reinhart in stride down the middle for the redirection over Saros’ shoulder.

The Finns finally broke Canada’s long shutout streak late in the middle frame when Artturi Lehkonen buried his own rebound after a turnover in the Canadian end, the first goal allowed by Canada in the tournament (a span of 158:26).

Just past the midway mark of the third period, Domi took the puck hard to the Finnish net, where Duclair found a loose puck and roofed a shot over a sprawling Saros from in close to make it 3-1.

Canada would seal the deal at 14:25 of the third when Josh Morrissey (Calgary, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) fired a shot from the point that Saros was unable to cover in time before Lazar crashed the net and jammed in the 4-1 goal.

The Canadians outshot their opponents for the third time in as many games, finishing with a 36-28 advantage, and have yet to allow a power play goal in the tournament; the Finns finished 0-for-2, meaning teams are goalless in 11 chances against Canada’s penalty kill.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Atte Mäkinen
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
05:22
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Sam Reinhart

Assists: Shea Theodore
05:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Sam Reinhart
Tripping minor (2:00)
15:12
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Joonas Lyytinen
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
05:51
GOAL
Goal: Sam Reinhart

Assists: Anthony Duclair, Max Domi
13:34
GOAL
Goal: Artturi Lehkonen

18:26
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Darnell Nurse
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
03:38
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Duclair

Assists: Max Domi, Madison Bowey
11:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Sebastian Aho
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
12:27
GOAL
Goal: Curtis Lazar

Assists: Josh Morrissey, Robby Fabbri
14:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Virtanen
(auto) minor (2:00)
15:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Artturi Lehkonen
Roughing minor (2:00)
15:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Zachary Fucale CAN 60 28 27 1 0.964
Juuse Saros FIN 60 36 32 4 0.889

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 4 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2015
3 - 6 L @ SwedenSWE
Jan 2, 2015
5 - 1 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Jan 4, 2015
2 - 0 W @ GermanyGER
Dec 31, 2014
8 - 0 W vs. DenmarkDEN
Jan 2, 2015
1 - 4 L vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 29, 2014
Videos
Photos
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TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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