2018 Olympic Winter Games (Men)

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2018 Olympic Winter Games (Men)
Game #28
Semifinal
Final
February 23, 2018 7:10 am EST
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
8
1
15
5
11
15
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
16
2 / 7
35

Game Story

CANADA DOWNED IN SEMIS, WILL PLAY FOR OLYMPIC BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Mat Robinson (Calgary, Alta./CSKA Moscow, KHL) and Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Linköping HC, SHL) scored in the third period to cut a three-goal deficit to one, but Canada's Men's Olympic Team finished a goal short in a 4-3 semifinal loss to Germany on Friday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The Canadians will face the Czech Republic for bronze on Saturday (7:10 a.m. ET/4:10 a.m. PT).

Gilbert Brulé (Vancouver, B.C./Kunlun Red Star, KHL) had the other goal for Canada, which outshot Germany 31-15, including 15-1 in the third period, but couldn't finish the comeback in the dying minutes.

The Germans took advantage of a two-man advantage to open the scoring; the puck was worked around to Winnipeg-born Brooks Macek, who snapped a shot past Canadian goaltender Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./EHC Kloten, NLA) at 14:43 of the first.

The goal was the first allowed in the tournament by Poulin and ended his international shutout streak at more than 275 minutes, dating back to the semifinals at the Spengler Cup.

Matthias Plachta doubled the lead less than four minutes into the second period, finding space behind the Canadian defence, and Frank Mauer made it 3-0 less than four minutes later with a between-the-legs deflection that got underneath Poulin.

Brulé got Canada on the board with a power play at 8:17 of the second, hammering a one-timer past German netminder Danny Aus den Birken, only to have Patrick Hager restore the three-goal lead for the Germans with a man-advantage marker of their own four minutes after that.

Canada dominated the third period, and quickly pulled back within two when Robinson jumped into the rush and finished a set-up by Christian Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, AHL) just 2:42 into the final frame.

Poulin faced just a single shot in the third period, turning away Dominik Kahun on penalty shot only 39 seconds after the Robinson goal to keep momentum with the Canadians.

Roy set up an exciting finish by banking in a power-play goal at 10:18, but Aus den Birken kept Canada at bay after that, ending hopes of a third-consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Dominik Kahun)
Too Many Players (2:00)
07:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Felix Schütz
Boarding (2:00)
12:29
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by René Bourque)
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Linden Vey
High-Sticking (2:00)
13:19
GOAL
Goal: Brooks Macek (power play)

Assists: Dominik Kahun
14:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Hager
Tripping (2:00)
15:14
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Matthias Plachta

Assists: Patrick Hager
03:21
GOAL
Goal: Frank Mauer

Assists: Marcel Goc, David Wolf
06:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Yannic Seidenberg
Roughing (2:00)
07:30
GOAL
Goal: Gilbert Brulé (power play)

Assists: Chris Lee, Maxim Noreau
08:17
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Dominik Kahun)
Too Many Players (2:00)
09:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric O’Dell
Hooking (2:00)
12:28
GOAL
Goal: Patrick Hager (power play)

Assists: Matthias Plachta, Felix Schütz
12:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Gilbert Brulé (Served by Mason Raymond)
Hit to the Head - Major (5:00)
12:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Gilbert Brulé
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
12:59
PENALTY
Penalty: René Bourque
High-Sticking (2:00)
18:47
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Mat Robinson

Assists: Christian Thomas, Mason Raymond
02:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthias Plachta
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:15
GOAL
Goal: Derek Roy (power play)

Assists: Chris Lee, Maxim Noreau
10:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Frank Hordler
Tripping (2:00)
10:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Ehrhoff
Roughing (2:00)
14:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Thomas
Slashing (2:00)
14:22
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kevin Poulin

17:51

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Danny Aus den Birken GER 60 31 28 3 0.903
Kevin Poulin CAN 58 15 11 4 0.733

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - 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

Previous Games

3 - 4 L @ Olympic Athletes from RussiaOAR
Feb 24, 2018
6 - 4 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Feb 24, 2018
4 - 3 W @ CanadaCAN
Feb 23, 2018
3 - 4 L v GermanyGER
Feb 23, 2018
4 - 3 W @ SwedenSWE
Feb 21, 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.