2016 World Cup of Hockey

2016 World Cup of Hockey
Game #8
Final
September 20, 2016 8:00 pm EST
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
11
10
34
11
11
13
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
6
0 / 3
6

Game Story

DUCHENE SCORES TWICE; CANADA SECURES SPOT IN SEMIS

WENDY GRAVES

TORONTO – Matt Duchene (Haliburton, Ont./Colorado, NHL) scored twice, Corey Perry (Peterborough, Ont./Anaheim, NHL) and Patrice Bergeron (Ancienne-Lorette, Que./Boston, NHL) once each and Canada defeated the United States 4-2 Thursday night at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

With the win Canada clinched a spot in the semifinals and eliminated the United States from contention.

Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) made 34 saves for his second straight win.

Not much needs to be said when it’s Canada versus the United States. Even when nothing is on the line neither side has trouble getting up to play the other. Just over a week ago the two teams played two less-than-friendly pre-tournament games.

A tough, physical match was expected tonight, especially with the Americans’ tournament on the line. What probably wasn’t expected was that before the game was even seven minutes old, seven shots on net would result in three goals.

Canada found itself down early. Ryan McDonagh banged home a loose puck down low only 4:22 into the game.

A minute and a half later Marc-Édouard Vlasic’s (Montreal, Que./San Jose, NHL) point shot went wide left off the end boards and back out around the other side of the net. An open Duchene quickly backhanded the puck in.

Only 14 seconds after that, Logan Couture (London, Ont./San Jose, NHL) drove down the wing and threw the puck on net. Jonathan Quick’s attempt to bat the shot with his blocker resulted in the puck going off Perry and in.

Just past the midway point of the period, Duchene picked up his second goal of the game. A bad turnover by the Americans in their own zone allowed Brent Burns (Barrie, Ont./San Jose, NHL) to feed Duchene, who deked one defender then went five-hole on Quick.

The lead grew to three in the second period. John Tavares (Mississauga, Ont./New York Islanders, NHL)– celebrating his 26th birthday on Tuesday – absolutely undressed defenceman Matt Niskanen; the puck then went off Bergeron’s skate, then McDonagh’s and in.

Seemingly living the adage, ‘you’ve got to be good to be lucky,’ Canada enjoyed some friendly home-ice bounces in the third period. The Americans rang two shots off the post, and had a third go off Price’s glove, hit the post but stay out.

From the side of the net, T.J. Oshie got one back for the U.S. late in regulation

Canada wraps up preliminary play on Wednesday against Team Europe (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). To the winner of the game goes top spot in Group A.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Ryan McDonagh

04:22
GOAL
Goal: Matt Duchene

Assists: Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Joe Thornton
05:51
GOAL
Goal: Corey Perry

Assists: Logan Couture, Jonathan Toews
06:05
GOAL
Goal: Matt Duchene

Assists: Brent Burns
12:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin Abdelkader
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
18:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Corey Perry
Tripping (2:00)
18:47
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrice Bergeron
Delay of Game (2:00)
06:22
GOAL
Goal: Patrice Bergeron

Assists: John Tavares, Alex Pietrangelo
08:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Johnson
Delay of Game (2:00)
14:54
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Max Pacioretty
Boarding (2:00)
01:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Carey Price
Delay of Game (2:00)
12:57
GOAL
Goal: T.J. Oshie

Assists: James van Riemsdyk, Joe Pavelski
17:28

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Carey Price CAN 60 35 33 2 0.943
Jonathan Quick USA 57 34 30 4 0.882
Videos
Photos
2018 MWC: USA 4 – CAN 1 (Bronze)
Vlasic scored, but Canada dropped the bronze medal game to U.S.
2018 MWC: SUI 3 – CAN 2 (Semifinal)
Horvat and Parayko scored goals, but Canada will play for bronze.
2018 MWC: CAN 5 – RUS 4 OT (Quarter-final)
O’Reilly scored the overtime winner, sending Canada to the semifinals.
2018 MWC: CAN 3 – GER 0 (Preliminary)
Nugent-Hopkins had 1G 1A and Kuemper made 12 saves for the shutout.
Close
Credit  

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W v EuropeEUR
Sep 29, 2016
3 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Sep 22, 2016
3 - 1 W v EuropeEUR
Sep 27, 2016
2 - 4 L v CanadaCAN
Sep 20, 2016
5 - 3 W v RussiaRUS
Sep 24, 2016
0 - 3 L @ EuropeEUR
Sep 17, 2016