Game Report 1420 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: VTB Ice Palace
Date: May 22, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA SHUTS OUT FINLAND FOR GOLD WENDY GRAVES MOSCOW, Russia – Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) scored early and Matt Duchene (Haliburton, Ont./Colorado, NHL) scored late as Canada’s National Men’s Team shut out Finland 2-0 to defend its gold medal at the 2016 IIHF World Championship. The win gave Canada its 26th world title. Cam Talbot (Caledonia, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) made 16 saves for his fourth shutout. Midway through the first period, McDavid led the rush up the wing before passing off to Duchene. Duchene’s attempted shot deflected off of a backchecking Finn into the low slot, where McDavid roofed it. It was McDavid’s first goal of the tournament, to go with a team-high eight assists. With about a minute to go in regulation, Finland pulled goaltender Mikko Koskinen for an extra attacker. And with only one second to go, Duchene iced it for Canada, scoring into the empty net. Canada was the highest-scoring team during the tournament, but on this day it proved it could win another way: with suffocating defence. Seven shots in the first was the most Finland registered in any period, with Canada consistently keeping its opponent to the outside, blocking shots and denying any forays the Finnish forwards tried to make through the offensive zone. Finland’s best chance to get on the board came minutes after McDavid opened the scoring. Atte Ohtamaa sent a pass from the side board in front to Patrik Laine. Talbot stoned Laine on the doorstep to maintain Canada’s momentum. Canada allowed only 11 goals in 10 games. The team learned from its earlier 4-0 defeat to Finland in the preliminary round. Although Canada kept Finland’s power play off the board then, taking five penalties stalled its offensive momentum before it could get started. Today, Canada allowed Finland only two man-advantages, and easily killed both off. The win allowed two players to set some personal history as well. Corey Perry becomes the 27th member – and 10th Canadian – to join the IIHF’s Triple Gold Club. At age 19, McDavid became the youngest player to ever win gold medals at the men’s worlds, IIHF U18 World Championship and IIHF World Junior Championship. Additionally, defenceman Michael Matheson was named Best Defenceman by the IIHF Directorate, as well as to the media all-star team.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Saros, Juuse
G19  Koskinen, Mikko
  Pokka, Ville
  Kivistö, 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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st71 2:00 Roughing minor 19:18  19:182:42
2nd71 2:00 Tripping minor 14:011 14:017:59
3rd20 2:00 (auto) Diving minor 4:09  4:0917:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st38 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 12:101 12:109:50
1st63 2:00 Roughing minor 19:18  19:182:42
2nd55 2:00 Slashing minor 16:591 16:595:01
3rd61 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 4:09  4:0917:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:24  97-9            
3rd19:59  9-63            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND0000
CANADA1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Koskinen (59:01) (L)913931/0:003rd/19:01
CAN - Talbot (60:00) (W)74516/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 1:45 PM
  -  End: 1:45 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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