Game Report 1412 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Yublieyny Ice Palace
Date: May 17, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA FALLS TO FINLAND, FINISHES SECOND IN GROUP B WENDY GRAVES ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Despite outshooting its opposition and being perfect on the penalty kill, Canada’s National Men’s Team fell 4-0 to Finland on Tuesday to finish second in Group B at the 2016 IIHF World Championship. The loss ended Canada’s 16-game winning streak at the men’s worlds. It also marked the first time the team had been shut out since 2006, when it lost 5-0 to Finland in the bronze medal game. After allowing only four goals in its previous six games, Canada gave up as many to a Finnish team that completed the preliminary round 7-0-0-0. Canada went 6-0-0-1 and now faces Sweden in the quarter-finals. There was a sense this could be a low-scoring game; coming in Canada and Finland had surrendered a combined 10 goals in 12 games. Canada did its best to put Finland on its heels early, firing six shots on net over the first four minutes. Its tournament-best penalty kill – operating at a 94 percent success rate – didn’t allow Finland to set up anything in the offensive zone on its first man-advantage. The Canadians went five for five on the penalty kill. It was at even strength where things went wrong. A three-goal second period gave Finland control of the game. Lack of communication deep in the Canadian zone led to the first Finnish goal. Cam Talbot (Caledonia, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) played the puck behind his net, unaware of a forechecking Mikko Rantanen closing in on him. Rantenen sent the puck to the point for Tommi Kivisto, who took a few strides in from the blue line and beat Talbot with a shot through traffic. It marked the first time Canada had trailed at the worlds since its opening game against the United States. Ten minutes later Leo Komarov’s shot from just inside the face-off circle went under Talbot’s glove arm and trickled over the goal line. Less than three minutes after that the lead was three. Mika Pyorala sent a centering pass to Sebastian Aho. Aho hit the post, but Pyorala followed the play and put the puck into the open net. Finland added one more early in the third. Talbot stopped Pyorala’s shot from the wing, but sent a big rebound out to Jamo Koskiranta. Canada finally got a power play opportunity of its own 8:21 into the third period, but was unable to use the man-advantage to break up Mikko Koskinen’s shutout. Canada outshot Finland 21-19.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Finland
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Pickard, Calvin
G33  Talbot, Cam
  Hall, Taylor
  Ceci, Cody
  Ellis, Ryan
  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
1st19 2:00 Slashing minor 13:211 13:218:39
1st63 2:00 Roughing minor 19:331 19:332:27
2nd97 2:00 Tripping minor 7:571 7:5714:03
3rd55 2:00 Roughing minor 10:09  10:0911:51
3rd11 2:00 Tripping minor 12:451 12:459:15
3rd24 2:00 Tripping minor 17:001 17:005:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Saros, Juuse
G19  Koskinen, Mikko
G32  Backstrom, Niklas
  Pokka, Ville
  Kivisto, Tommi
  Kukkonen, Lasse
  Jaakola, Topi
  Lindell, Esa
  Koivu, Mikko
 20  Aho, Sebastian
 24  Lajunen, Jani
 28  Salmela, Anssi
 29  Laine, Patrik
 36  Jokinen, Jussi
 37  Pyorala, Mika
 38  Hietanen, Juuso
 40  Koskiranta, Jarno
 41  Pihlstrom, Antti
 51  Sallinen, Tomi
 55  Ohtamaa, Atte
 56  Pulkkinen, Teemu
 61  Barkov, Aleksander
 64  Granlund, Mikael
 71  Komarov, Leo
 96  Rantanen, Mikko
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
3rd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 8:211 8:2113:39
3rd41 2:00 Roughing minor 10:09  10:0911:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd6:10  4-96            
2nd16:03  71-64            
2nd18:50  37-20            
3rd2:32  40-37            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 1
FINLAND0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
FINLAND4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA0 G + A = 0 Pts
FINLAND4 G + 4 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0000
FINLAND0314
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Talbot (60:00) (L)54615/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Koskinen (60:00) (W)85821/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:1:15 PM
  -  End:1:15 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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