2016-17 National Men's Team

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2017 IIHF World Championship
Game #59
Quarter Final
Final
May 18, 2017 2:15 pm EDT
LANXESS Arena
Cologne, GER

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
1
12
20
15
20
15
50

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
18
1 / 4
8

Game Story

CANADA EDGES GERMANY, BOOKS SEMIFINAL DATE AT WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

COLOGNE, Germany – Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./Winnipeg, NHL) and Jeff Skinner (Toronto, Ont./Carolina, NHL) scored the goals, and Canada’s National Men’s Team held off a game Germany to earn a 2-1 quarter-final win Thursday at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

The Canadians will face Russia in the semifinals on Saturday (9:15 p.m. ET/6:15 p.m. PT). Canada has split its 16 all-time meetings with the Russians; the last came in the 2015 gold medal game, a 6-1 Canadian win.

Playing in front of a decidedly pro-German crowd in Cologne, Canada dominated for long stretches, outshooting the tournament co-hosts 50-20, but German netminder Philipp Grubauer was fantastic, keeping the result in doubt.

With the game scoreless late in the first period, the Canadian power play went to work; the puck made its way around to Ryan O’Reilly (Varna, Ont./Buffalo, NHL), who found Scheifele in the slot for a quick shot that beat Grubauer to the far side.

Canada has been deadly with the man advantage through eight games, scoring 13 goals on 29 chances for a 44.8% success rate. Only the Russians have been better, clicking at 51.9%.

Canada was at its best in the second period, owning the puck and holding a massive 20-1 advantage in shots on goal – the lone German shot came with less than five seconds to go in the frame, from the neutral zone.

But the Canadians could only manage a single goal; after Michael Matheson (Pointe-Claire, Que./Florida, NHL) walked the line and got a wrist shot through to Grubauer, Skinner reached to knock the rebound past the German puck-stopper to double the advantage to 2-0.

Germany picked up the pace in the third, directing 12 shots at Canadian goaltender Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg, Man./Colorado, NHL) – four more it had in the first two periods combined.

Yannic Seidenberg finally solved Pickard with 6:39 to go, making good on a shorthanded breakaway, but that would be as close as the Germans would get.

Canada is into the semifinals for the third year in a row, two wins away from going back-to-back-to-back at worlds for the first time since 1950-52.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Reimer
Hooking (2:00)
16:15
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Mark Scheifele

Assists: Ryan O'Reilly, Mitchell Marner
17:11
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Leon Draisaitl
Hooking (2:00)
06:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Marner
High-Sticking (2:00)
07:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Claude Giroux
Delay of Game (2:00)
15:14
GOAL
Goal: Jeff Skinner

Assists: Michael Matheson, Mark Scheifele
18:08
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: David Wolf
Hit to the Head (2:00)
05:17
PENALTY
Penalty: David Wolf
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
05:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Brayden Schenn
Interference (2:00)
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Killorn
Roughing (2:00)
10:05
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by )
Too Many Players (2:00)
12:01
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Yannic Seidenberg

Assists: Christian Ehrhoff
13:21

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Philipp Grubauer GER 59 50 48 2 0.960
Calvin Pickard CAN 60 20 19 1 0.950

Game Leaders

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 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - 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 @ CanadaCAN
May 18, 2017
1 - 2 L @ SwedenSWE
May 21, 2017
4 - 3 W @ LatviaLAT
May 16, 2017
4 - 2 W v RussiaRUS
May 20, 2017
4 - 1 W v ItalyITA
May 13, 2017
2 - 1 W v GermanyGER
May 18, 2017
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