2018 Olympic Winter Games (Men)

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2018 Olympic Winter Games (Men)
Game #17
Preliminary
Final
February 18, 2018 7:10 am EST
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
8
6
19
18
14
17
49

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
8
1 / 4
8

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS KOREANS, ADVANCES TO QUARTERS

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./EHC Kloten, NLA) made 19 saves for the shutout in his Olympic debut, helping Canada's Men's Olympic Team to a 4-0 win over South Korea on Sunday in the preliminary-round finale for both at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The win leaves Canada in second place in Group A with seven points, and sends it to the quarter-finals on Wednesday (7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT) as the highest-ranked runner-up. The Canadians will face the winner of the Finland-South Korea qualification game in the quarters.

Poulin has been red-hot in the red-and-white; dating back to Canada's semifinal win at the Spengler Cup in late December, he has gone just over 225 minutes without allowing a goal.

The Canadians spread around the scoring, with four different players scoring goals, and 10 recording at least a point. Only Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE), who had two assists, put his name on the scoresheet more than once.

The story early was Canadian-born Korean goaltender Matt Dalton, who was under fire from the first drop of the puck, making 11 saves in the first six minutes.

Christian Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, AHL) finally solved Dalton at the 7:36 mark of the opening frame, wiring a wrist shot over the glove for the 1-0 goal on the 14th Canadian shot.

Poulin was at his best during a four-minute Korean power play early in the second period, making a handful of point-blank stops to keep the Olympic hosts at bay.

Eric O'Dell (Ottawa, Ont./HC Sochi, KHL) doubled the lead with just over five minutes to go in the second, gathering in a bounce off the end boards and catching Dalton going the wrong way to send Canada to the intermission up by a pair.

The Canadians put the game away with a pair of goals in the third period; Maxim Lapierre (Brossard, Que./HC Lugano, NLA) drove to the net and went five-hole on Dalton at 3:43, before Gilbert Brulé (Vancouver, B.C./Kunlun Red Star, KHL) buried his own rebound on the power play with less than two minutes to go.

Canada finished with a one-sided 49-19 advantage in shots on goal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Christian Thomas

Assists: Chay Genoway, Wojtek Wolski
07:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Chay Genoway
Holding the Stick (2:00)
12:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Rob Klinkhammer
Holding the Stick (2:00)
17:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Jun Lee
Tripping (2:00)
19:38
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mason Raymond
High-Sticking - Double Minor (4:00)
01:12
GOAL
Goal: Eric O’Dell

Assists: Marc-Andre Gragnani, Maxim Noreau
14:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Brock Radunske
Cross-Checking (2:00)
17:04
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Maxim Lapierre

Assists: Derek Roy
03:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Jin Hui Ahn
Delay of Game (2:00)
05:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Sangwook Kim
Holding the Stick (2:00)
17:37
GOAL
Goal: Gilbert Brulé (power play)

Assists: Chris Lee, Derek Roy
18:02

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Matt Dalton KOR 60 49 45 4 0.918
Kevin Poulin CAN 60 19 19 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 4 - SV - 45 - SAV% - 0.918
GA 0 - SV - 19 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 5 L @ FinlandFIN
Feb 20, 2018
6 - 4 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Feb 24, 2018
0 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Feb 18, 2018
3 - 4 L v GermanyGER
Feb 23, 2018
0 - 8 L v SwitzerlandSUI
Feb 17, 2018
1 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Feb 21, 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.