2018-19 National Men's Team

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2019 IIHF World Championship
Game #55
Preliminary
Final
May 21, 2019 2:15 pm EDT
Steel Arena
Kosice, SVK

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
9
10
28
11
18
7
36

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
4
0 / 2
14

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS U.S., TAKES TOP SPOT IN GROUP

QUINTON AMUNDSON

KOŠICE, Slovakia – Kyle Turris (New Westminster, B.C./Nashville, NHL) recorded a goal and an assist and Matt Murray (Thunder Bay, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) made 28 saves to lead Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 3-0 victory over the United States on Tuesday to close out the preliminary round at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

The win clinches first place in Group A for Canada, who will face off against Switzerland, the fourth-seeded team in Group B, in the quarter-finals Thursday (10:15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT).

Pierre-Luc Dubois (Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Columbus, NHL) and Jared McCann (London, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) also struck for Canada, which enters the playoff round riding a six-game winning streak.

Canada forged ahead of its forever foe for good less than two minutes into the game as Dubois replicated the ice-breaking goal he netted against Denmark on Monday by burying a centring pass from Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Vegas, NHL).

Turris doubled the Canadian lead just past the eight-minute mark, beating U.S. goaltender Cory Schneider over his pads after receiving a cross-ice dish from a hard-charging Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Detroit, NHL).

A seesaw effect was created in the second period as both squads went up and down the ice generating chances. Murray and Schneider, who combined to make 27 saves in the frame, proved their elite mettle by fending off multiple wild scrambles and odd-man chances.

The Canadians broke through at 15:59 of the middle stanza as McCann received Turris’ pass from the boards and proceeded to rip a hard wrist shot past Schneider from the deep slot.

Canada harnessed the momentum from this late tally into some relentless forechecking pressure that forced Schneider to make a couple of big saves to keep the American deficit at three goals after 40 minutes.

The United States turned the territorial tide in the third period by outshooting Canada 10-7, but Murray proved to be impenetrable in net as he gifted the Americans very few secondary opportunities. The defining moment of his perfect outing was his point-blank pad save on James van Riemsdyk’s deke to the backhand with time running out.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Pierre-Luc Dubois

Assists: Mark Stone
01:49
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Turris

Assists: Anthony Mantha
08:02
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Frank Vatrano
Roughing (2:00)
06:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Mantha (Served by Jonathan Marchessault)
Hit to the Head (2:00)
09:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Mantha
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
09:31
GOAL
Goal: Jared McCann

Assists: Kyle Turris, Dante Fabbro
15:59
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Kane
Hooking (2:00)
04:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonathan Marchessault
Hooking (2:00)
15:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Cory Schneider USA 60 36 33 3 0.917
Matt Murray CAN 60 28 28 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 3 - SV - 33 - SAV% - 0.917
GA 0 - SV - 28 - SAV% - 1.000
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

3 - 4 L @ RussiaRUS
May 23, 2019
1 - 3 L v FinlandFIN
May 26, 2019
0 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
May 21, 2019
5 - 1 W v Czech Republic CZE
May 25, 2019
3 - 1 W @ GermanyGER
May 19, 2019
3 - 2 W v SwitzerlandSUI
May 23, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 MWC: FIN 3 – CAN 1 (Gold Medal)
Theodore scored, but Canada was left with silver in Bratislava.
2019 MWC: CAN 5 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Matt Murray stopped 40 shots to lead Canada to the gold medal game.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – SUI 2 OT (Quarter-final)
Severson tied it late and Stone scored in OT to give Canada the win.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – USA 0 (Preliminary)
Murray stopped 28 shots to backstop Canada to top spot in Group A.