Game Report 1020 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 29, 2014
GAME NOTES: CANADA SCORES FIVE UNANSWERED, BEATS JOKERIT IN SPENGLER CUP QUARTERS JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Jeff Tambellini (Port Moody, B.C./HC Fribourg-Gottéron, SUI) scored the game-winner late in the second period, the third of five unanswered goals that helped Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 5-2 victory over Jokerit Helsinki in Monday’s quarter-finals at the 2014 Spengler Cup. The win moves Canada into the semifinals for the second year in a row at the tournament; it will face defending champion HC Genève-Servette on Tuesday (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT). Micki DuPont (Calgary, Alta./Kloten Flyers, SUI), Alexandre Giroux (Quebec City, Que./HC Ambri-Piotta, SUI), Brett McLean (Comox, B.C./HC Lugano, SUI) and Marc-André Gragnani (Île-Bizard, Que./SC Bern, SUI) had the other goals for Canada, which lost 6-5 to HC Genève-Servette in last year’s semifinals. Steve Moses and Linus Omark scored early goals for Jokerit Helsinki. It didn’t take long for the Finnish side to open up a multiple-goal lead; Moses made it 1-0 just 58 seconds in, snapping a shot off the right wing past Drew MacIntyre (Charlottetown, P.E.I./Charlotte, AHL), and Omark doubled the advantage at 4:08, slipping around the Canadian defence and beating MacIntyre. DuPont got the Canadian comeback started at 17:44 of the first period, scoring just six seconds into a power play with Mike Hedden (Dunnville, Ont./Ässät Pori, FIN) parked in front of Jokerit goaltender Riku Helenius. Canada pulled even four minutes into the second, again just six seconds into a power play and again thanks to a point shot from DuPont; this time it was deflected by Giroux for his third goal in as many games. Tambellini gave the Canadians the lead for good with 1:33 left in the middle frame, streaking into the Jokerit zone and snapping a quick wrist shot over the glove of Helenius. The Finnish team, which competes in Russia’s KHL, pushed for the equalizer in the third period, outshooting Canada 11-4 with the help of four power plays, but MacIntyre kept the Canadian lead intact. McLean added some insurance with 6:52 left, converting a shorthanded mini-breakaway by going five-hole on the backhand to beat Helenius, and Gragnani found the empty net in the final minute to cap the scoring. Canada won despite being outshot 27-18 and giving Jokerit 10 opportunities on the power play; the Finns finished goalless on those 10 chances, while the Canadians went two-for-three.
Visiting Team: Jokerit Helsinki
Home Team: Canada
JOKERIT HELSINKI LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Karlsson, Henrik
G31  Helenius, Riku
  Vaananen, Ossi
  Jaakola, Topi
  Hagman, Niklas
 10  Hächler, Cedric
 12  Moses, Steve
 13  Gunderson, Ryan
 14  Mäki, Tomi
 18  Ben-Amor, Semir
 26  Wirtanen , Petteri
 28  Rita, Jani
 32  Hahl, Riku
 39  Kapanen, Niko
 42  Koukal, Petr
 47  Lajunen, Ville
 50  Aaltonen, Juhamati
 55  Ohtamaa, Atte
 60  Saari, Santeri
 61  Huhtala, Tommi
 67  Omark, Linus
 72  Sillanpää, Severi
 74  Maurer, Marco
 76  Sallinen, Jere
 77  Peltola, Niko
 79  Pöysti, Eetu
 90  Harju, Johan
JOKERIT HELSINKI PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Roughing minor 14:55  14:557:05
1st74 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 17:381 17:384:22
2nd76 2:00 Tripping minor 4:051 4:0517:55
2nd39 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 19:321 19:322:28
3rd39 10:00 (auto) misconduct 14:29  14:2915:31
3rd55 2:00 Roughing minor 14:29  14:297:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Schaefer, Nolan
G22  MacIntyre, Drew
  Vandermeer, Jim
  Holloway, Bud
  Genoway, Colby
  Mikkelson, Brendan
  Tambellini, Jeff
  Kwiatkowski, Joel
  Hamilton, Curtis
 10  Giroux, Alexandre
 11  Walter, Ben
 12  Giliati, Stefano
 15  McLean, Brett
 17  Gragnani, Marc-Andre
 19  McCarthy, Steve
 21  Samson, Jérôme
 25  DuPont, Micki
 26  Hedden, Mike
 43  Walser, Derrick
 47  Parent, Ryan
 77  Martindale, Ryan
 78  Pouliot, Marc-Antoine
 89  DiDomenico, Chris
 93  Ritchie, Byron
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 11:091 11:0910:51
1st89 2:00 Roughing minor 14:55  14:557:05
1st17 2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 14:551 14:557:05
1st2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 18:391 18:393:21
1st2:00 Roughing minor 20:001 20:002:00
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 5:011 5:0116:59
2nd89 2:00 Slashing minor 13:071 13:078:53
3rd89 2:00 Roughing minor 2:021 2:0219:58
3rd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:181 7:1814:42
3rd26 2:00 Tripping minor 12:031 12:039:57
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 14:29  14:297:31
3rd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 17:521 17:524:08
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
JOKERIT HELSINKI Goals JOKERIT HELSINKI PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:58  12-67            
1st4:08  67-42-12            
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) JOKERIT HELSINKI PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:44 PP 25-78            
2nd4:11 PP 10-25-43            
2nd18:33  7-4            
3rd13:08 SH 15-5            
3rd19:05 SH 17-78-5            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
JOKERIT HELSINKI 0 / 10
CANADA 2 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
JOKERIT HELSINKI 20 min / 6 inf
CANADA 24 min / 12 inf
POINT SUMMARY
JOKERIT HELSINKI 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
JOKERIT HELSINKI2002
CANADA1225
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
JOK - Helenius (55:07) (L)65213/0:003rd/15:07
JOK - Helenius (0:55) (L)0000/19:053rd/20:00
CAN - MacIntyre (60:00) (W)591125/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:15 PM
  -  End: 2:15 PM
  -  Attendance:
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.