2015 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2015 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #31
Final
January 5, 2015 8:00 pm EST
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
3
0
4
2
3
0
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
10
11
30
12
5
4
21

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 4
4
0 / 2
8

Game Story

DOMI HAS THREE POINTS, CANADA WINS WORLD JUNIORS GOLD

WENDY GRAVES

TORONTO, Ont. – Nobody said it was going to be easy.

A Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Kootenay, WHL) deflection of a Max Domi (Toronto, Ont./London, OHL) shot 12:30 into the second period proved to be the winner as Canada’s National Junior Team defeated Russia 5-4 in the gold medal game Monday at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

It’s Canada’s 16th gold medal at the World Juniors and brings its all-time medal total to 32. Canada finished the tournament a perfect 7-0, the seventh time it’s won all its games on the way to gold and the 12th time it’s gone undefeated at the World Juniors.

Domi had a goal and two assists on the night, and Anthony Duclair (Laval, Que./N.Y. Rangers/NHL), Nick Paul (Mississauga, Ont./North Bay, OHL) and Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Erie, OHL) added a goal each for Canada.

Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Quebec, QMJHL) made 26 saves to pick up his fifth win of the tournament.

Canada scored early – chasing one goalie after only 2:32 – and often – building a 5-1 lead against another – then had the 19,014 in attendance holding its collective breath for the last 20 minutes.

Just 23 seconds into the game Domi fed the puck from below the goal line out front to Duclair, who went top-shelf. Only 2:09 later Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) sent a pass from the side boards out front to Paul, who tipped it past Igor Shestyorkin. The Russia goalie left then the net for a seat at the end of the bench; he was replaced by Ilya Sorokin, who 17 days ago made 52 saves in a pre-competition Russian victory.

Dmitri Yudin momentarily silenced the home crowd when he beat Fucale from the bottom of the face-off circle at 9:20; seconds later fans found their voices with a shower of boos when the Russian forward taunted the Canadian bench.

Canada solved the Sorokin riddle in a span of 7:22 in the second.

Josh Morrissey (Calgary, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) sprung McDavid on a breakaway, the forward beating Sorokin five-hole. Just 2:14 later a Domi wrist shot from the face-off circle drew the loudest cheer of the night. Five minutes later Reinhart made it a four-goal lead and had fans at the Air Canada Centre chanting, “This is our house.”

Quick strikes from Ivan Barbashyov, Sergei Tolchinski and Nikolai Goldobin in the last six minutes of the second period got Russia right back in it, but Fucale made 11 saves in the third to clinch Canada’s first gold medal since 2009, and fifth all-time on home ice.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Duclair

Assists: Max Domi
00:23
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ilya Sorokin

02:32
GOAL
Goal: Nick Paul

Assists: Brayden Point, Jake Virtanen
02:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Sharov
Roughing minor (2:00)
09:20
GOAL
Goal: Dmitri Yudin

Assists: Anatoli Golyshev, Alexander Dergachyov
09:20
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Connor McDavid

Assists: Josh Morrissey
05:08
GOAL
Goal: Max Domi

07:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Sam Reinhart (Served by Max Domi)
(auto) Charging minor (2:00)
10:07
GOAL
Goal: Sam Reinhart

Assists: Max Domi
12:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Virtanen
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
13:22
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Ivan Barbashev

Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Dmitri Yudin
14:21
GOAL
Goal: Sergei Tolchinski

Assists: Nikolai Goldobin, Rinat Valiev
14:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Morin
Tripping minor (2:00)
16:12
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Nikolai Goldobin

Assists: Sergei Tolchinski, Vladislav Kamenev
17:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Sam Reinhart
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
20:00
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ziyat Paigin
Throwing the stick minor (2:00)
20:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Ilya Sorokin RUS 57 19 16 3 0.842
Igor Shestyorkin RUS 2 2 0 2 0.000
Zachary Fucale CAN 60 30 26 4 0.867

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Jan 5, 2015
5 - 4 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2015
4 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Jan 4, 2015
5 - 1 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Jan 4, 2015
3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Jan 2, 2015
8 - 0 W vs. DenmarkDEN
Jan 2, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
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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