Game Report 1842 Olympic Winter Games - Men
PLAYED AT: Gangneung Hockey Centre
Date: Feb 23, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA DOWNED IN SEMIS, WILL PLAY FOR OLYMPIC BRONZE JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Mat Robinson (Calgary, Alta./CSKA Moscow, KHL) and Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Linköping HC, SHL) scored in the third period to cut a three-goal deficit to one, but Canada's Men's Olympic Team finished a goal short in a 4-3 semifinal loss to Germany on Friday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The Canadians will face the Czech Republic for bronze on Saturday (7:10 a.m. ET/4:10 a.m. PT). Gilbert Brulé (Vancouver, B.C./Kunlun Red Star, KHL) had the other goal for Canada, which outshot Germany 31-15, including 15-1 in the third period, but couldn't finish the comeback in the dying minutes. The Germans took advantage of a two-man advantage to open the scoring; the puck was worked around to Winnipeg-born Brooks Macek, who snapped a shot past Canadian goaltender Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./EHC Kloten, NLA) at 14:43 of the first. The goal was the first allowed in the tournament by Poulin and ended his international shutout streak at more than 275 minutes, dating back to the semifinals at the Spengler Cup. Matthias Plachta doubled the lead less than four minutes into the second period, finding space behind the Canadian defence, and Frank Mauer made it 3-0 less than four minutes later with a between-the-legs deflection that got underneath Poulin. Brulé got Canada on the board with a power play at 8:17 of the second, hammering a one-timer past German netminder Danny Aus den Birken, only to have Patrick Hager restore the three-goal lead for the Germans with a man-advantage marker of their own four minutes after that. Canada dominated the third period, and quickly pulled back within two when Robinson jumped into the rush and finished a set-up by Christian Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, AHL) just 2:42 into the final frame. Poulin faced just a single shot in the third period, turning away Dominik Kahun on penalty shot only 39 seconds after the Robinson goal to keep momentum with the Canadians. Roy set up an exciting finish by banking in a power-play goal at 10:18, but Aus den Birken kept Canada at bay after that, ending hopes of a third-consecutive Olympic gold medal.
Visiting Team: Germany
Home Team: Canada
GERMANY LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G33  aus den Birken, Danny
G44  Endras, Dennis
G51  Pielmeier, Timo
  Boyle, Daryl
 10  Ehrhoff, Christian
 12  Macek, Brooks
 17  Kink, Marcus
 22  Plachta, Matthias
 28  Mauer, Frank
 36  Seidenberg, Yannic
 37  Reimer, Patrick
 40  Krupp, Björn
 41  Muller, Jonas
 42  Ehliz, Yasin
 43  Fauser, Gerrit
 48  Hordler, Frank
 50  Hager, Patrick
 55  Schütz, Felix
 57  Goc, Marcel
 72  Kahun, Dominik
 82  Akdag, Sinan
 83  Pfoderl, Leonhard
 89  Wolf, David
 91  Muller, Moritz
 92  Noebels, Marcel
GERMANY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 7:531 7:539:53
1st55 2:00 Boarding 12:291 12:2914:29
1st50 2:00 Tripping 15:141 15:1417:14
2nd36 2:00 Roughing 7:301 7:309:30
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 9:311 9:3111:31
3rd22 2:00 Cross-Checking 9:151 19:159:42
3rd48 2:00 Tripping 10:531 10:5312:53
3rd10 2:00 Roughing 14:22  14:2216:22
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Poulin, Kevin
G35  Peters, Justin
  Stollery, Karl
  Lee, Chris
  Genoway, Chay
  Brulé, Gilbert
  Wolski, Wojtek
  Roy, Derek
 11  Kelly, Chris
 12  Klinkhammer, Rob
 15  Kozun, Brandon
 17  Bourque, René
 18  Gragnani, Marc-Andre
 19  Ebbett, Andrew
 21  Raymond, Mason
 22  O’Dell, Eric
 27  Goloubef, Cody
 37  Robinson, Mat
 40  Lapierre, Maxim
 56  Noreau, Maxim
 91  Vey, Linden
 92  Thomas, Christian
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st 2:00 Delay of Game 13:191 13:1914:43
1st91 2:00 High-Sticking 13:191 13:1915:19
2nd22 2:00 Hooking 12:281 12:2812:31
2nd5:00 Hit to the Head 12:591 12:5917:59
2nd20:00 Game Misconduct 12:59  12:59
2nd17 2:00 High-Sticking 18:471 18:470:47
3rd92 2:00 Slashing 14:22  14:2216:22
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
GERMANY Goals GERMANY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st14:43 PP 12-72            
2nd3:21  22-50            
2nd6:49  28-57-89            
2nd12:31 PP 50-22-55            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) GERMANY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd8:17 PP 7-4-56            
3rd2:42  37-92-21            
3rd10:18 PP 9-4-56            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
GERMANY 2 / 5
CANADA 2 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
GERMANY 16 min / 8 inf
CANADA 35 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
GERMANY 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
GERMANY1304
CANADA0123
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
GER - aus den Birken (60:00) (W)5101328/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Poulin (57:38) (L)55111/0:003rd/17:38
CAN - Poulin (0:33) (L)0000/17:513rd/18:24
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Olympic Winter Games - Men Game Report.