Game Report 1418 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: VTB Ice Palace
Date: May 21, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES U.S., WILL DEFEND GOLD AT WORLDS DAVID BRIEN MOSCOW, Russia – Ryan Ellis (Freelton, Ont./Nashville, NHL) broke open a tie game early in the third period, and Canada’s National Men’s Team held on to beat the United States 4-3 in a Saturday semifinal at the 2016 IIHF World Championship. Canada will face unbeaten Finland in Sunday’s gold medal game (1:45 p.m. ET/10:45 a.m. PT, live on TSN), one victory away from winning back-to-back world titles for the first time since 2003 and 2004. Ellis stepped over the blue-line before blowing a slap shot past U.S. goaltender Keith Kinkaid just 94 seconds into the third period, giving the Canadians the lead for good in a back-and-forth game. Canada led 2-0 after one period before the Americans scored three times in 7:11 early in the second to grab the advantage, only to see Derick Brassard (Hull, Que./New York Rangers, NHL) tie it on a power play late in the middle frame. Brendan Gallagher (Tsawwassen, B.C./Montreal, NHL) and Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, while Cam Talbot (Caledonia, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) made 30 saves. Meeting in the medal round for the first time since 1991, and in a one-game playoff for the first time since the 1934 gold medal game, Saturday’s game was much tighter than the 5-1 Canadian win in the preliminary round. Canada struck first 8:59 into the opening period when Gallagher dove at the rebound of a Booner Jenner (Dorchester, Ont./Columbus, NHL) shot and knocked it past Kinkaid, and Marchand finished a perfect give-and-go with Cody Ceci (Orléans, Ont./Ottawa, NHL) to make it 2-0 late in the first. But the U.S. came out with a bang in the second period, scoring three goals to take the lead. Auston Matthews netted the first U.S. goal at 1:14, blasting a slap shot past Talbot on the power play, David Warsofsky kept on a two-on-one and snapped a shot under the cross-bar at 3:57, and a pretty pass from Dylan Larkin to Tyler Motte put the Americans ahead at 8:25. Canada responded, though; Ryan O’Reilly (Varna, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) got first crack at a rebound in the slot before the puck bounced out to Brassard, who had an empty net to tie the game. Talbot took over after the Ellis goal early in the third period, making 11 of his 30 stops in the final 20 minutes to clinch a return trip to the gold medal game for the Canadians. The U.S. finished with a 33-27 advantage in shots on goal.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 19:281 19:282:32
2nd11 2:00 Slashing minor 8:381 8:3813:22
3rd55 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 1:531 1:530:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kinkaid, Keith
G30  Condon, Mike
G31  Demko, Thatcher
  Murphy, Connor
  Wideman, Chris
  Compher, J.T.
 10  Schroeder, Jordan
 11  Nelson, Brock
 14  Motte, Tyler
 15  Hanifin, Noah
 16  Santini, Steve
 18  Connor, Kyle
 19  Maroon, Patrick
 21  Larkin, Dylan
 23  Hendricks, Matt
 24  Fasching, Hudson
 28  Wood, Miles
 29  McCabe, Jake
 34  Matthews, Auston
 48  Hinostroza, Vince
 55  Warsofsky, David
 71  Foligno, Nick
 72  Vatrano, Frank
 76  Skjei, Brady
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd72 2:00 Tripping minor 14:401 14:407:20
2nd2:00 (auto) Checking from Behind minor 17:431 17:434:17
2nd10:00 (auto) misconduct 17:43  17:4312:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:59  11-38-23            
1st18:02  63-5            
2nd15:30 PP 19-90-24            
3rd1:34  6-27-97            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:14 PP 34-6-21            
2nd3:57  55-11            
2nd8:25  14-21-7            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 2
UNITED STATES 1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
UNITED STATES 14 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
UNITED STATES 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2114
UNITED STATES0303
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Talbot (60:00) (W)1271130/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Kinkaid (60:00) (L)1010323/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME 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.