2015-16 National Men's Team

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2015 Spengler Cup
Game #2
Final
December 26, 2015 2:15 pm EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
13
7
7
27
5
10
8
23

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 7
4
0 / 2
14

Game Story

CANADA EDGES RUSSIAN SIDE IN SPENGLER CUP OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland – Cory Conacher (Burlington, Ont./SC Bern, SUI) scored the winner late in the second period, helping Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 2-1 win over Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in its opening game Saturday at the 2015 Spengler Cup.

Trevor Carrick (Stouffville, Ont./Charlotte, AHL) had the other goal for Canada, which earned itself a day off with the win; it’ll be on the ice next on Monday (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT), taking on host team HC Davos.

The Canadians controlled much of the offence in the first period, outshooting Yekaterinburg 13-5, but it took a buzzer-beater for Carrick to start the scoring; his shot hit a defenceman in front and eluded goaltender Igor Ustinsky with less than a second to go in the opening frame.

Yekaterinburg pulled even nine minutes into the second when Alexander Torchenyuk outmuscled a Canadian defender on a shorthanded break and slipped a shot past netminder Drew MacIntyre (Charlottetown, P.E.I./Charlotte, AHL).

But Conacher restored the Canadian lead for good less than five minutes after that, taking a perfect saucer feed from Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./SC Bern, SUI) and going to the backhand to beat Ustinsky.

Canada had plenty of chances to extend its lead in the third period, including back-to-back five-on-three opportunities early in the final stanza, but couldn’t put another puck past Ustinsky.

The Canadians struggled with the man advantage, going goalless on seven chances and giving up a shorthanded goal, but their penalty kill was perfect, negating both Yekaterinburg opportunities.

Canada finished with a 27-23 advantage in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Derek Roy
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
11:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexei Mikhnov
Tripping minor (2:00)
12:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Roman
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
16:52
GOAL
Goal: Trevor Carrick

Assists: James Sheppard, Matthew Lombardi
19:59
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikolai Timashov
Tripping minor (2:00)
03:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Tommi Kivisto
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
07:37
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Alexander Torchenyuk

08:57
GOAL
Goal: Cory Conacher

Assists: Derek Roy
13:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Marc-André Bergeron
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
18:28
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Polozov
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
02:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Torchenyuk
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
04:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Turbin
Tripping minor (2:00)
05:12

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Drew MacIntyre CAN 60 23 22 1 0.957
Igor Ustinsky YEK 59 27 25 2 0.926

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 3 W @ HC LuganoLUG
Dec 31, 2015
0 - 3 L @ HC LuganoLUG
Dec 30, 2015
6 - 5 W vs. HC DavosDAV
Dec 30, 2015
3 - 1 W vs. Adler MannheimMAN
Dec 29, 2015
2 - 0 W vs. HC DavosDAV
Dec 28, 2015
5 - 1 W @ HC DavosDAV
Dec 27, 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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