2016-17 National Men's Team

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2017 IIHF World Championship
Game #32
Preliminary
Final
May 11, 2017 2:15 pm EDT
AccorHotels Arena
Paris, FRA

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
15
10
35
8
4
12
24

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 4
33
1 / 4
10

Game Story

CANADA COMES BACK TO EDGE HOSTS AT IIHF WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

PARIS, France – Marc-Édouard Vlasic (Montreal, Que./San Jose, NHL) scored the winner on a friendly bounce early in the third period, and Canada’s National Men’s Team came from behind to beat France 3-2 in front of more than 14,000 fans on Thursday, remaining unbeaten at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

With the Canadians controlling the puck in the French zone, Vlasic threw a shot towards the net that bounced off the end boards and off goaltender Florian Hardy before it was helped across the line by a French defender, giving Canada the decisive goal.

For Vlasic, it was his first international goal in his 23rd international game, spanning three worlds, an Olympic Winter Games and a World Cup of Hockey.

Ryan O’Reilly (Varna, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) scored early in the first period and Claude Giroux (Hearst, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) tied the game late in the second for Canada, which is the only team with a full 12 points from its first four games.

O’Reilly opened the scoring on the power play at 5:19, taking a pass down low from Nathan MacKinnon (Cole Harbour, N.S./Colorado, NHL) and beating Hardy with a backhand, but Olivier Dame-Malka brought the hosts even less than four minutes later, hammering a one-timer past Canadian goaltender Chad Johnson (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, NHL).

An early man advantage produced the go-ahead goal for the French in the second period; they stretched out the Canadian penalty kill before Stéphane da Costa went cross-ice to Damien Fleury for the 2-1 marker.

France looked like it was going to take that lead to the second intermission, but Canada capitalized on a power play in the final minute of the middle frame, with Giroux wiring a perfect shot over the glove of Hardy to make it 2-2 after 40 minutes.

Buoyed by the home-country crowd at AccorHotels Arena the French applied the pressure after the Vlasic goal, outshooting Canada 12-10 in the third period on the strength of five minutes of power-play time, but couldn’t find a way past Johnson, who made 22 saves.

Canada finished with a 35-24 advantage in shots on goal.

The Canadians return to the ice Saturday to take on Switzerland (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT). Canada is 25-2-2 all-time against the Swiss at worlds, dating back to their first meeting in 1934.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by )
Too Many Players (2:00)
04:53
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Ryan O'Reilly

Assists: Nathan MacKinnon, Mark Scheifele
05:19
GOAL
Goal: Olivier Dame-Malka

Assists: Anthony Rech, Nicolas Ritz
09:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris Lee
Interference (2:00)
01:24
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Damien Fleury

Assists: Stephane Da Costa, Yohann Auvitu
01:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Antoine Roussel
High-Sticking (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Calvin de Haan
Cross-Checking (2:00)
08:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Mark Scheifele
Roughing (2:00)
16:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivier Dame-Malka
Cross-Checking (2:00)
18:27
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Claude Giroux

Assists: Chris Lee
19:11
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Marc-Edouard Vlasic

02:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeff Skinner
Spearing - Major (5:00)
03:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeff Skinner
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
03:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivier Dame-Malka
High-Sticking (2:00)
03:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Mark Scheifele
Cross-Checking (2:00)
14:11

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Chad Johnson CAN 60 24 22 2 0.917
Florian Hardy FRA 58 35 32 3 0.914

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 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

1 - 2 L @ SwedenSWE
May 21, 2017
4 - 1 W @ SloveniaSLO
May 15, 2017
4 - 2 W v RussiaRUS
May 20, 2017
2 - 5 L @ Czech Republic CZE
May 14, 2017
2 - 1 W v GermanyGER
May 18, 2017
4 - 3 W @ BelarusBLR
May 12, 2017
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