Game Report 2103 Olympic Winter Games Men - Pre-tourn
PLAYED AT: Arena Riga
Date: Feb 6, 2018
GAME NOTES: POULIN PERFECT AGAIN, CANADA SHUTS OUT BELARUS JASON LA ROSE RIGA, Latvia - Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./EHC Kloten, NLA) turned away all 29 shots he faced, leading Canada's Men's Olympic Team to a 2-0 pre-Olympic win over Belarus on Tuesday. Poulin posted his second-straight international shutout after blanking Switzerland 2-0 in the Spengler Cup final on New Year's Eve, and the Canadians made it back-to-back clean sheets in Riga following a 2-0 win over Latvia on Sunday. After the teams traded early power plays, Canada opened the scoring just shy of the 12-minute mark; Eric O'Dell (Ottawa, Ont./HC Sochi, KHL) drove wide in the Belarus zone and centered for Maxim Lapierre (Brossard, Que./HC Lugano, NLA), who jammed the 1-0 goal past goaltender Igor Brikun from in tight. The Canadians had a 13-5 edge in shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes, but Belarus would have the advantage the rest of the way, testing Poulin with 24 shots over the final two periods. Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA) added a second Canadian goal seven minutes into the third, but it was far from over; Canada paraded to the penalty box immediately following the insurance marker, taking four minors in just over five minutes and giving Belarus a 5-on-3 advantage for 47 seconds. But Poulin barred the door, making 13 saves in the final frame to preserve the shutout and send Canada to South Korea with a scoreless streak of more than 205 minutes, dating back to the semifinals at the Spengler Cup. Canada departs for PyeongChang on Wednesday; it will take on Sweden in its final pre-tournament game on Sunday (11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT) in Incheon, a rematch of the 2014 Olympic gold medal game.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Belarus
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Peters, Justin
G31  Poulin, Kevin
  Gragnani, Marc-Andre
  Stollery, Karl
  Genoway, Chay
  Lee, Chris
  Noreau, Maxim
  Goloubef, Cody
  Wolski, Wojtek
  Raymond, Mason
 10  Roy, Derek
 11  Kelly, Chris
 12  Elliott, Stefan
 15  O’Dell, Eric
 16  Kozun, Brandon
 18  Vey, Linden
 19  Brulé, Gilbert
 21  Howden, Quinton
 22  Thomas, Christian
 23  Ebbett, Andrew
 25  Lapierre, Maxim
 28  Robinson, Mat
 29  Klinkhammer, Rob
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Slashing 7:581 7:589:58
2nd2:00 Tripping 13:001 13:0015:00
3rd16 2:00 Checking from Behind 8:021 8:0210:02
3rd16 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 8:02  8:0220:00
3rd23 2:00 Tripping 10:131 10:1312:13
3rd2:00 Tripping 12:231 12:2314:23
3rd2:00 Slashing 13:361 13:3615:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
BELARUS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Brikun, Igor
G69  Karnaukhov, Mikhail
  Bokun, Danil
  Shinkevich, Ilya
  Dyukov, Roman
 11  Kulakov, Alexander
 13  Drozd, Sergei
 14  Lisovets, Evgeny
 16  Platt, Geoff
 18  Khenkel, Kristian
 38  Parfeyevets, Maxim
 55  Karaban, Danila
 71  Pavlovich, Alexander
 77  Demkov, Artem
 88  Khoromando, Mikhail
 91  Gavrus, Artur
 95  Kogalyov, Alexander
   
   
   
   
   
   
BELARUS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 5:461 5:467:46
2nd2:00 Tripping 2:231 2:234:23
2nd2:00 Slashing 18:051 18:050:05
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) BELARUS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:58  25-15-2            
3rd6:58  23-10            
BELARUS Goals BELARUS PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 3
BELARUS 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 22 min / 7 inf
BELARUS 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
BELARUS 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1012
BELARUS0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Poulin (60:00) (W)5111329/0:003rd/20:00
BLR - Brikun (59:04) (L)127423/0:003rd/19:04
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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