2018 Olympic Winter Games (Men)

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2018 Olympic Winter Games (Men)
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
February 15, 2018 7:10 am EST
Kwandong Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
14
7
28
8
9
12
29

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 3
6
1 / 3
6

Game Story

CANADA OPENS OLYMPICS WITH WIN OVER SWISS

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - René Bourque (Lac La Biche, Alta./Djurgårdens IF, SHL) and Wojtek Wolski (Toronto, Ont./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) scored two goals apiece, leading Canada Men's Olympic Team to a 5-1 win over Switzerland in its opening game Thursday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The Canadians scored twice in the first eight minutes and never looked back, winning their 11th consecutive Olympic game and improving their all-time record against the Swiss at the Games to 9-1.

Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) had the other goal for Canada, while Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Linköping HC, SHL) added three assists and Chris Lee (MacTier, Ont./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) chipped in with two helpers.

Bourque opened the scoring just shy of the three-minute mark when he redirected a feed from Lee past Swiss goaltender Leonardo Genoni, and Noreau ripped home a power-play goal at 7:30 for the eventual game-winner.

A pair of quick-strike goals put the game away for Canada early in the second period.

Bourque got his second on a Canadian power play, jamming a shot through Genoni, before Wolski danced through the defence and wired a shot upstairs just 51 seconds after that to make it a 4-0 game.

That would be the end for Genoni, who gave way to Jonas Hiller after allowing four goals on 12 shots.

Penalty trouble early in the third period allowed Switzerland to get on the board; Simon Moser poked in a loose puck that had snuck through Canadian netminder Ben Scrivens (Spruce Grove, Alta./Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL) to get the Europeans on the board on the power play, but Scrivens closed the door from there, making 11 of his 28 saves in the third period.

The Swiss put Hiller on the bench with more than five minutes left in a last-gasp effort to cut into the Canadian lead, but Wolski found the empty net to clinch the three points for Canada.

The Canadians are back in action Thursday (10:10 p.m. ET/7:10 p.m. PT) at the Gangneung Hockey Centre, taking on the Czech Republic in the second of three preliminary-round games.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: René Bourque

Assists: Chris Lee, Derek Roy
02:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Cody Goloubef
Slashing (2:00)
03:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Rüfenacht
Interference (2:00)
06:45
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Maxim Noreau

Assists: Chris Lee, Derek Roy
07:30
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Denis Hollenstein)
Too Many Players (2:00)
04:46
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: René Bourque

Assists: Derek Roy
05:00
GOAL
Goal: Wojtek Wolski

Assists: Maxim Noreau
05:52
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jonas Hiller

05:52
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tristan Scherwey
Slashing (2:00)
04:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Mason Raymond
Tripping (2:00)
04:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Derek Roy
High-Sticking (2:00)
06:07
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Simon Moser

Assists: Thomas Rüfenacht, Andres Ambuhl
07:33
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jonas Hiller

07:33
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Wojtek Wolski

Assists: Chris Kelly, Andrew Ebbett
14:53
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jonas Hiller

14:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Ben Scrivens CAN 60 29 28 1 0.966
Leonardo Genoni SUI 25 12 8 4 0.667
Jonas Hiller SUI 33 15 15 0 1.000

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
GA 4 - SV - 8 - SAV% - 0.667
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

6 - 4 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Feb 24, 2018
1 - 2 L v GermanyGER
Feb 20, 2018
3 - 4 L v GermanyGER
Feb 23, 2018
1 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Feb 18, 2018
1 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Feb 21, 2018
8 - 0 W @ South KoreaKOR
Feb 17, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 6 – CZE 4 (Bronze Medal)
Ebbett and Kelly scored two goals each to help Canada win bronze.
2018 OLY: GER 4 – CAN 3 (Semifinal)
Canada cut a three-goal deficit to one, but fell short in the semis.
2018 OLY: CAN 1 – FIN 0 (Quarter-Final)
Noreau scored early in the third, and Canada booked a semifinal spot.
2018 OLY: CAN 4 – KOR 0 (Preliminary)
Four players scored and Poulin had the SO to send Canada to the QFs.