Game Report 1531 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 26, 2015
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES RUSSIAN SIDE IN SPENGLER CUP OPENER JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Cory Conacher (Burlington, Ont./SC Bern, SUI) scored the winner late in the second period, helping Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 2-1 win over Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in its opening game Saturday at the 2015 Spengler Cup. Trevor Carrick (Stouffville, Ont./Charlotte, AHL) had the other goal for Canada, which earned itself a day off with the win; it’ll be on the ice next on Monday (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT), taking on host team HC Davos. The Canadians controlled much of the offence in the first period, outshooting Yekaterinburg 13-5, but it took a buzzer-beater for Carrick to start the scoring; his shot hit a defenceman in front and eluded goaltender Igor Ustinsky with less than a second to go in the opening frame. Yekaterinburg pulled even nine minutes into the second when Alexander Torchenyuk outmuscled a Canadian defender on a shorthanded break and slipped a shot past netminder Drew MacIntyre (Charlottetown, P.E.I./Charlotte, AHL). But Conacher restored the Canadian lead for good less than five minutes after that, taking a perfect saucer feed from Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./SC Bern, SUI) and going to the backhand to beat Ustinsky. Canada had plenty of chances to extend its lead in the third period, including back-to-back five-on-three opportunities early in the final stanza, but couldn’t put another puck past Ustinsky. The Canadians struggled with the man advantage, going goalless on seven chances and giving up a shorthanded goal, but their penalty kill was perfect, negating both Yekaterinburg opportunities. Canada finished with a 27-23 advantage in shots on goal.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G22  MacIntyre, Drew
G35  Glass, Jeff
  Aulie, Keith
  Roy, Derek
 10  Giroux, Alexandre
 11  Clark, Kevin
 14  Carrick, Trevor
 15  Cundari, Mark
 16  Paille, Dan
 18  Lombardi, Matthew
 19  Conacher, Cory
 20  Malhotra, Manny
 21  Bergeron, Marc-André
 25  Emmerton, Cory
 27  Pyatt, Tom
 36  D’Agostini, Matt
 44  Johnson, Aaron
 45  Picard, Alexandre
 55  Vukovic, Daniel
 83  Ellison, Matt
 88  Sheppard, James
 89  DiDomenico, Chris
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 11:441 11:4410:16
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 18:281 18:283:32
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G21  Kovar, Jakub
G40  Ustinsky, Igor
  Velichkin, Igor
  Kivistö, Tommi
  Zhuravlyov, Yegor
  Timashov, Nikolai
  Mikhnov, Alexei
 10  Alexeyev, Andrei
 12  Torchenyuk, Alexander
 15  Golyshev, Anatoly
 23  Roman, Ondrej
 25  Popov, Vitaly
 34  Turbin, Pavel
 38  Knyazev, Kirill
 42  Koukal, Petr
 60  Gareyev, Artyom
 71  Polozov, Kirill
 74  Pankov, Alexander
 77  Megalinsky, Dmitry
 88  Tryamkin, Nikita
 93  Vasilevsky, Alexei
   
AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping minor 12:161 12:169:44
1st23 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 16:521 16:525:08
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 3:501 3:5018:10
2nd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 7:371 7:3714:23
3rd71 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 2:581 2:5819:02
3rd12 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 4:171 4:1717:43
3rd34 2:00 Tripping minor 5:121 5:1216:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st19:59  14-88-18            
2nd13:15  19-9            
AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG Goals AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd8:57 SH 12            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 7
AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG 14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG 1 G + A = 1 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1102
AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - MacIntyre (60:00) (W)59822/0:003rd/20:00
YEK - Ustinsky (59:11) (L)126725/0:003rd/19:11
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:15 PM
  -  End: 2:15 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.