2019-20 National Men's Team

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2019 Spengler Cup
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
December 28, 2019 2:15 pm EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
3
0
5
0
0
1
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
10
16
8
34
7
5
11
23

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 4
14
1 / 7
8

Game Story

CANADA BEATS HOSTS, BOOKS SEMIFINAL SPOT AT SPENGLER CUP

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland – Alex Grant (Antigonish, N.S./Jokerit Helsinki, KHL) had a goal and an assist, five players scored goals and 13 recorded points to help Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 5-1 win over HC Davos on Saturday at the 2019 Spengler Cup.

The victory sends Canada into the semifinals on Monday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT). They will face the winner of the Sunday quarter-final between HC Davos and TPS Turku.

It is the sixth-consecutive time Canada has beaten Davos in what is always the marquee match-up of the tournament. Since 1984, the Canadians are 31-12 against the tournament hosts.

With the Davos resting a number of regulars, Canada jumped out to an early two-goal lead.

Andrew MacDonald (Judique, N.S./SC Bern, NLA) got the first at 2:18, hammering a shot from the point that nicked off a Davos skater and eluded goaltender Joren van Pottelberghe, and Dustin Jeffrey (Sarnia, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA) found space upstairs from a sharp angle at 3:30 to make it 2-0.

After Davos pressed in the latter half of the first period, the Canadians dominated the second; they outshot the hosts 16-5 in the middle frame and stretched their lead to five with three goals in exactly 10 minutes.

Eric Fehr (Winkler, Man./Genève-Servette HC, NLA) was the recipient of a pretty pass from behind the net from Daniel Winnik (Toronto, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, NLA) for the 3-0 goal at 7:16, Kevin Clark (Winnipeg Man./SC Rapperswil-Jona, NLA) dangled his way to the net to score his fourth goal in two games at 10:38 and Grant whipped a shot past van Pottelberghe off a won face-off at 17:16 to put the Canadians in complete control.

Luca Hischier finally put a puck past Canadian netminder Matt Tomkins (Edmonton, Alta./Rockford, AHL) on a Davos power play early in the third period, but that would do it for scoring.

Canada finished with a 34-23 advantage in shots on goal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Andrew MacDonald

Assists: Alex Grant, Scottie Upshall
02:18
GOAL
Goal: Dustin Jeffrey

03:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Guerra
Hooking (2:00)
12:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Grant
Hooking (2:00)
13:56
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Eric Fehr

Assists: Daniel Winnik, Patrick Wiercioch
07:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Kris Versteeg
Tripping (2:00)
08:27
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Clark

Assists: Kris Versteeg
10:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Wiercioch
Tripping (2:00)
13:53
GOAL
Goal: Alex Grant

Assists: Chris DiDomenico, Ben Maxwell
17:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Sven Jung
Holding (2:00)
18:03
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Scottie Upshall
Holding the Stick (2:00)
03:01
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Luca Hischier

Assists: Otso Rantakari , Enzo Corvi
04:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Winnik
Interference (2:00)
07:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Marc Wieser
Holding (2:00)
10:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Dustin Jeffrey
Roughing (2:00)
14:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Mathew Maione
Holding (2:00)
16:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Otso Rantakari
Interference (2:00)
16:27

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Matt Tomkins CAN 60 23 22 1 0.957
Joren van Pottelberghe DAV 60 34 29 5 0.853

Game Leaders

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

4 - 0 W @ HC Ocelari TrinecTRI
Dec 31, 2019
1 - 3 L v TPS TurkuTUR
Dec 29, 2019
6 - 0 W v TPS TurkuTUR
Dec 30, 2019
1 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 28, 2019
5 - 1 W @ HC DavosDAV
Dec 28, 2019
1 - 4 L v HC Ocelari TrinecTRI
Dec 27, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019-20 NMT: CAN 4 – TRI 0 (Championship)
Fucale made 26 saves to backstop Canada to its 16th Spengler title.
2019-20 NMT: CAN 6 – TPS 0 (Semifinal)
Clark scored two more goals to send Canada to another Spengler final.
2019-20 NMT: CAN 5 – HCD 1 (Preliminary)
Thirteen players had points to help Canada beat the Spengler hosts.
2019-20 NMT: CAN 4 – TRI 1 (Preliminary)
Clark scored a hat trick to help Canada win its Spengler Cup opener.