Game Report 1398 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Yublieyny Ice Palace
Date: May 14, 2016
GAME NOTES: TALBOT GETS SHUTOUT AS CANADA BLANKS SLOVAKS AT WORLDS DAVID BRIEN ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Derick Brassard (Hull, Que./New York Rangers, NHL) led a balanced offence with a goal and an assist, and Canada’s National Men’s Team improved to 5-0 at the 2016 IIHF World Championship with a 5-0 win over Slovakia on Saturday. The Canadians kept pace with Finland atop Group B, clinched a quarter-final spot and ran their world championship winning streak to 15 games, including last year’s unbeaten run to gold in the Czech Republic. Morgan Rielly (West Vancouver, B.C./Toronto, NHL), Matt Duchene (Haliburton, Ont./Colorado, NHL), Taylor Hall (Kingston, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) and Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./Winnipeg, NHL) had the other goals for Canada, which has outscored its opponents 30-4 through five games. Cam Talbot (Caledonia, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) made 18 saves for his fourth win and second shutout. The opening goal came just past the 11-minute mark of the first period when Brassard won a face-off back to Rielly, who snuck a point shot through a screen and past Slovakian goaltender Julius Hudacek. The Canadians made it 2-0 with 90 seconds left in the opening frame; Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL) intercepted a puck along the end-boards before setting up Duchene for a one-timer. Canada doubled its lead with a pair of goals in the second period, beginning with a power-play tally from Hall, who finished off a pretty set-up from Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Ottawa, NHL) and Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) at 13:56. Hall has now scored in all five Canadian games, and his six goals leave him tied with Swedish forward Gustav Nyquist for the tournament lead. Just under five minutes after the Hall goal, Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Buffalo, NHL) made a pass from behind the goal line to Scheifele, who danced around a Slovak defenceman before sliding in the 4-0 goal. Brassard finished the scoring midway through the third period, redirecting a Corey Perry (Peterborough, Ont./Anaheim, NHL) pass past Hudacek at the side of the net. Talbot made more than half of his saves in the second period, when Slovakia held an 11-9 advantage in shots on goal. He has a tournament-leading 0.75 goals-against average and .960 save percentage. Overall, Canada outshot the Slovaks 33-18. The Canadians see the ice next against France on Monday, live on TSN at 9:15 a.m. ET/6:15 a.m. PT.
Visiting Team: Canada
Assistant Coach: Mike Yeo
Home Team: Slovakia
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Pickard, Calvin
G33  Talbot, Cam
  Hall, Taylor
  Ceci, Cody
  Matheson, Michael
  Tanev, Chris
  Duchene, Matt
 10  Hutton, Ben
 11  Gallagher, Brendan
 14  Dumba, Matt
 16  Domi, Max
 19  Brassard, Derick
 23  Reinhart, Sam
 24  Perry, Corey
 27  Murray, Ryan
 38  Jenner, Boone
 44  Rielly, Morgan
 55  Scheifele, Mark
 61  Stone, Mark
 63  Marchand, Brad
 90  O'Reilly, Ryan
 97  McDavid, Connor
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st61 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 3:411 3:4118:19
2nd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 7:321 7:3214:28
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SLOVAKIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G33  Hudacek, Julius
G42  Konrad, Branislav
  Sekera, Andrej
  Sersen, Michal
 10  Reway, Martin
 13  Jurco, Tomas
 14  Meszaros, Andrej
 15  Svarny, Ivan
 21  Cehlarik, Peter
 22  Dravecky, Vladimir
 25  Viedensky, Marek
 26  Mikus, Juraj
 28  Skalicky, Pavol
 41  Lusnak, Patrik
 51  Granak, Dominik
 56  Dano, Marko
 59  Stastny, Andrej
 61  Bartanus, Marek
 62  Jaros, Christian
 65  Marcinko, Tomas
 79  Hudacek, Libor
 80  Hrnka, Tomas
 83  Bakos, Martin
SLOVAKIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 7:401 7:4014:20
1st62 2:00 Tripping minor 11:461 11:4610:14
2nd22 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 1:531 1:530:07
2nd56 2:00 Tripping minor 12:421 12:429:18
3rd2:00 Slashing minor 0:391 0:391:21
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 11:021 11:0210:58
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SLOVAKIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st11:09  44-19            
1st18:30  9-63            
2nd13:56 PP 4-61-97            
2nd18:35  55-23-61            
3rd10:27  19-24-27            
SLOVAKIA GoalsSLOVAKIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 6
SLOVAKIA0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
SLOVAKIA12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
SLOVAKIA0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2215
SLOVAKIA0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Talbot (60:00) (W)411318/0:003rd/20:00
SVK - Hudacek (60:00) (L)127928/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:1:15 PM
  -  End:1:15 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.