2016 World Cup of Hockey

2016 World Cup of Hockey
Game #10
Prelim
Final
September 21, 2016 8:00 pm EST
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
5
11
20
17
13
16
46

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
12
0 / 5
6

Game Story

TOEWS SCORES TWICE; CANADA CLINCHES GROUP A

WENDY GRAVES

TORONTO – Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, Man./Chicago, NHL) scored twice and Corey Crawford (Montreal, Que./Chicago, NHL) earned his first-ever international win as Canada beat Europe 4-1 to claim top spot in Group A at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Toews picked up an assist as well on Wednesday night.

Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL) and Logan Couture (London, Ont./San Jose, NHL) also scored, as Canada outshot Europe 46-20.

Crosby gave Canada an early lead, scoring only four minutes in against Europe, a team of players from eight different countries. When Jay Bouwmeester (Edmonton, Alta./St. Louis, NHL) shot wide from the point, Crosby took the rebound off the end boards and tucked the puck in the side of the net.

Canada hit its stride as the period played on. Only the stellar goaltending of Jaroslav Halak prevented more goals. With three minutes to go, he robbed Steven Stamkos (Markham, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL) – standing only a step outside the blue paint – with a glove save. Two minutes later he stoned a wide-open Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL) twice at the side of the net.

Off the ensuing face-off, though, Canada finally beat the European goaltender, with Toews deflecting in a shot from Matt Duchene (Haliburton, Ont./Colorado, NHL).

Europe enjoyed more time in the offensive zone to start the second period, but was unable to generate much on net as Canada quickly closed off the shooting lanes.

Applying a different approach, Marian Hossa drove toward the goal line, where his bad-angle shot eluded Crawford and cut Canada’s lead to one.

Toews restored the two-goal lead 10 minutes later when he kept the puck on a two-on-one.

Up to that point the period had been the team’s flattest in the tournament, but a second goal from Captain Serious got the subdued crowd inside the Air Canada Centre back out of their seats.

Late in the third period, with Marchand and Pierre-Édouard Bellemare sitting for off-setting minors, Couture pounced on a loose puck out front and roofed it for his first goal of the World Cup.

Canada will face the second place finisher in Group B, either North America or Russia, in the semifinals on Saturday (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Sidney Crosby

Assists: Jay Bouwmeester
04:01
GOAL
Goal: Jonathan Toews

Assists: Matt Duchene
19:06
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Marian Hossa

Assists: Anze Kopitar, Christian Ehrhoff
04:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrej Sekera
High-Sticking (2:00)
09:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrej Sekera
High-Sticking (2:00)
09:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Thornton
Tripping (2:00)
09:55
GOAL
Goal: Jonathan Toews

Assists: Logan Couture
14:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Mark Streit
Holding (2:00)
16:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Zdeno Chara
Holding (2:00)
19:11
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Pietrangelo
Cross-Checking (2:00)
05:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Zdeno Chara
High-Sticking (2:00)
10:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Hooking (2:00)
17:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Brad Marchand
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
17:26
GOAL
Goal: Logan Couture

Assists: Jonathan Toews, Marc-Edouard Vlasic
17:33

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Jaroslav Halak EUR 60 46 42 4 0.913
Corey Crawford CAN 60 20 19 1 0.950
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 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - PTS 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ CanadaCAN
Sep 29, 2016
2 - 1 W v EuropeEUR
Sep 29, 2016
1 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Sep 27, 2016
3 - 1 W v EuropeEUR
Sep 27, 2016
3 - 2 W @ SwedenSWE
Sep 25, 2016
5 - 3 W v RussiaRUS
Sep 24, 2016