Game Report 16 World Cup of Hockey
PLAYED AT: Air Canada Centre
Date: Sep 17, 2016
GAME NOTES: PRICE EARNS SHUTOUT AS CANADA WINS WORLD CUP OPENER WENDY GRAVES TORONTO, Ont. – If that’s what Canada could do for an opening act, hockey fans across the country can’t wait to see what comes next. Behind three-point nights from Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL) and Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL) – and points from 12 players in all – as well as a 27-save performance from Carey Price (Anahim, Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL), Canada shut out the Czech Republic 6-0 on Saturday night in its opening game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Canada fired 50 shots on net, with Crosby, Marchand, Patrice Bergeron (Ancienne-Lorette, Que./Boston, NHL), Joe Thornton (St. Thomas, Ont./San Jose, NHL), Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, Man./Chicago, NHL) and Alex Pietrangelo (King City, Ont./St. Louis, NHL) all beating Czech goalie Michal Neuvirth. Crosby opened the scoring 8:26 into the first period, picking the puck up below the goal line, bringing it out front and banking it off Neuvirth and in. With less than three minutes to play in the first, Bergeron cleanly won an offensive zone face-off to Crosby, who fed Brent Burns (Barrie, Ont./San Jose, NHL) at the point. Burns’ blast from the blue line was tipped by Marchand to make it 2-0. Already riding the momentum from that late goal, Canada continued to press. Crosby created a turnover in the offensive zone, and Marchand sent the loose puck cross ice to Bergeron. The puck found the back of the net less than a second before the horn ended the period. Canada scored twice more in the second. Crosby backhanded the puck to Thornton for an easy tap in at the doorstep. Seven minutes later, Toews sent a spinning cross-crease pass to Ryan Getlzaf (Regina, Sask./Anaheim, NHL), who returned the puck to Toews for an easy tap in on the power play. Twelve minutes into the third, Pietrangelo’s wrist shot from just inside the face-off circle gave Canada its second power play goal in three opportunities. As much offence as the team displayed in the win, it was equally impressive on the defensive side, especially on the penalty kill. Ryan O’Reilly (Clinton, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) battled three Czechs behind their own net to knock several seconds off an early second period power play, drawing cheers from the near-capacity crowd. The Czechs finished 0/6 on the power play.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Neuvirth, Michal
G34  Mrazek, Petr
  Michalek, Zbynek
  Kempny, Michal
  Michalek, Milan
 11  Hanzal, Martin
 12  Faksa, Radek
 14  Plekanec, Tomas
 17  Sobotka, Vladimir
 18  Palat, Ondrej
 23  Jaskin, Dmitrij
 33  Nakladal, Jakub
 36  Kundratek, Tomas
 46  Krejci, David
 47  Jordan, Michal
 62  Sustr, Andrej
 64  Polak, Roman
 67  Frolik, Michael
 76  Birner, Michal
 83  Hemsky, Ales
 88  Pastrnak, David
 93  Voracek, Jakub
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st62 2:00 Slashing 1:401 1:403:40
2nd2:00 Hooking 12:511 12:5114:45
3rd33 2:00 Holding 11:321 11:3212:41
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Price, Carey
G50  Crawford, Corey
  Bouwmeester, Jay
  Weber, Shea
  Muzzin, Jake
  Doughty, Drew
  Duchene, Matt
 15  Getzlaf, Ryan
 16  Toews, Jonathan
 20  Tavares, John
 24  Perry, Corey
 27  Pietrangelo, Alex
 28  Giroux, Claude
 37  Bergeron, Patrice
 39  Couture, Logan
 44  Vlasic, Marc-Edouard
 63  Marchand, Brad
 87  Crosby, Sidney
 88  Burns, Brent
 90  O'Reilly, Ryan
 91  Stamkos, Steven
 97  Thornton, Joe
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st91 2:00 Holding 1:551 1:553:55
1st63 2:00 Hooking 3:351 3:355:35
2nd2:00 Interference 3:141 3:145:14
2nd88 2:00 Tripping 7:571 7:579:57
3rd15 2:00 Holding 2:141 2:144:14
3rd2:00 Hooking 7:011 7:019:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:26  87-63-91            
1st17:08  63-88-87            
1st19:59  37-63            
2nd7:22  97-87-9            
2nd14:45 PP 16-15-20            
3rd12:41 PP 27-8-20            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 6
CANADA 2 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 6 G + 11 A = 17 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC0000
CANADA3216
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Neuvirth (60:00) (L)14161444/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Price (60:00) (W)126927/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Cup of Hockey Game Report.