2015-16 National Men's Team

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2016 IIHF World Championship
Game #62
Final
May 21, 2016 1:15 pm AST
VTB Ice Palace
Moscow, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
11
4
27
12
10
11
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
6
1 / 3
14

Game Story

CANADA EDGES U.S., WILL DEFEND GOLD AT WORLDS

DAVID BRIEN

MOSCOW, Russia – Ryan Ellis (Freelton, Ont./Nashville, NHL) broke open a tie game early in the third period, and Canada’s National Men’s Team held on to beat the United States 4-3 in a Saturday semifinal at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Canada will face unbeaten Finland in Sunday’s gold medal game (1:45 p.m. ET/10:45 a.m. PT, live on TSN), one victory away from winning back-to-back world titles for the first time since 2003 and 2004.

Ellis stepped over the blue-line before blowing a slap shot past U.S. goaltender Keith Kinkaid just 94 seconds into the third period, giving the Canadians the lead for good in a back-and-forth game.

Canada led 2-0 after one period before the Americans scored three times in 7:11 early in the second to grab the advantage, only to see Derick Brassard (Hull, Que./New York Rangers, NHL) tie it on a power play late in the middle frame.

Brendan Gallagher (Tsawwassen, B.C./Montreal, NHL) and Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, while Cam Talbot (Caledonia, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) made 30 saves.

Meeting in the medal round for the first time since 1991, and in a one-game playoff for the first time since the 1934 gold medal game, Saturday’s game was much tighter than the 5-1 Canadian win in the preliminary round.

Canada struck first 8:59 into the opening period when Gallagher dove at the rebound of a Booner Jenner (Dorchester, Ont./Columbus, NHL) shot and knocked it past Kinkaid, and Marchand finished a perfect give-and-go with Cody Ceci (Orléans, Ont./Ottawa, NHL) to make it 2-0 late in the first.

But the U.S. came out with a bang in the second period, scoring three goals to take the lead.

Auston Matthews netted the first U.S. goal at 1:14, blasting a slap shot past Talbot on the power play, David Warsofsky kept on a two-on-one and snapped a shot under the cross-bar at 3:57, and a pretty pass from Dylan Larkin to Tyler Motte put the Americans ahead at 8:25.

Canada responded, though; Ryan O’Reilly (Varna, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) got first crack at a rebound in the slot before the puck bounced out to Brassard, who had an empty net to tie the game.

Talbot took over after the Ellis goal early in the third period, making 11 of his 30 stops in the final 20 minutes to clinch a return trip to the gold medal game for the Canadians.

The U.S. finished with a 33-27 advantage in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brendan Gallagher

Assists: Boone Jenner, Sam Reinhart
08:59
GOAL
Goal: Brad Marchand

Assists: Cody Ceci
18:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Derick Brassard
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
19:28
2nd Period
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Auston Matthews

Assists: Chris Wideman, Dylan Larkin
01:14
GOAL
Goal: David Warsofsky

Assists: Brock Nelson
03:57
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Motte

Assists: Dylan Larkin, J.T. Compher
08:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Gallagher
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Frank Vatrano
Tripping minor (2:00)
14:40
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Derick Brassard

Assists: Ryan O’Reilly, Corey Perry
15:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Murphy
(auto) Checking from Behind minor (2:00)
17:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Murphy
(auto) misconduct (10:00)
17:43
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Ellis

Assists: Ryan Murray, Connor McDavid
01:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Mark Scheifele
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
01:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Cam Talbot CAN 60 33 30 3 0.909
Keith Kinkaid USA 60 27 23 4 0.852

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 0 W vs. FinlandFIN
May 22, 2016
2 - 7 L vs. RussiaRUS
May 22, 2016
4 - 3 W @ United StatesUSA
May 21, 2016
3 - 4 L vs. CanadaCAN
May 21, 2016
6 - 0 W @ SwedenSWE
May 19, 2016
2 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
May 19, 2016
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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