Game Report 2156 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Jyske Bank Boxen
Date: May 14, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES LATVIA IN OVERTIME THRILLER JESSICA GOWANS HERNING, Denmark – Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) scored the overtime winner 46 seconds into the extra frame to lead Canada to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Latvia on Monday at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. After dancing through the defence, McDavid’s initial shot in overtime was stopped by Latvian netminder Kristers Gudslevskis with a desperation kick save. McDavid corralled his own rebound in midair and batted it into the net for the winner. With the goal, McDavid has 11 points in six games, which leads Team Canada and puts him in a tie for fourth in tournament scoring with Sweden’s Rickard Rakell. With the win, Canada locked up a spot in the quarter-finals on Thursday. Canada currently sits third in Groups B with 12 points and can move into second place with a win against Germany on Tuesday (10:15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT), and a Finnish loss to the United States. Darcy Kuemper (Saskatoon, Sask. Arizona, NHL) got the start in net for Canada, and bounced back nicely after allowing two goals on thirteen shots against Finland by stopping 14 of the 15 shots that he faced. He was especially sharp in the second, standing tall and able to hold the lead with Latvia pushing hard to find the equalizer. Canada opened the scoring early in the first on a goal from Anthony Beauvillier (Sorel-Tracy, Que./New York Islanders, NHL). Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, NHL) took the initial, and Beauvillier swept the puck in from where it was loose behind Gudslevskis. Kristians Rubins broke the shutout and pulled Latvia even 1:50 into the third period with a shot from the point that found the back of the net through a maze of bodies in front. The two teams played to a stalemate through the rest of the third, both pushing for the game winner in regulation before McDavid’s winner ended it in overtime.
Visiting Team: Latvia
Home Team: Canada
LATVIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Merzlikins, Elvis
G35  Kivlenieks, Matiss
G50  Gudlevskis, Kristers
 10  Bukarts, Rihards
 11  Sotnieks, Kristaps
 15  Karsums, Martins
 18  Abols, Rodrigo
 21  Balcers, Rudolfs
 23  Blugers, Teodors
 24  Redlihs, Mikelis
 25  Dzerins, Andris
 26  Balinskis, Uvis
 27  Cibulskis, Oskars
 29  Freibergs, Ralfs
 41  Razgals, Frenks
 58  Galvins , Guntis
 70  Indrasis, Miks
 71  Bukarts, Roberts
 77  Zile, Kristaps
 79  Pavlovs, Vitalijs
 87  Meija, Gints
 89  Jevpalovs, Nikita
 91  Kenins, Ronalds
 94  Rubins, Kristians
LATVIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd25 2:00 Holding 3:241 3:245:24
3rd29 2:00 Roughing 9:351 9:3511:35
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G DiPietro, Michael
G30  McElhinney, Curtis
G35  Kuemper, Darcy
  Edmundson, Joel
  Ekblad, Aaron
  Pulock, Ryan
  Eberle, Jordan
 10  Schenn, Brayden
 11  Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
 12  Bailey, Josh
 13  Barzal, Mathew
 17  Schwartz, Jaden
 18  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
 21  Jost, Tyson
 25  Nurse, Darnell
 27  Murray, Ryan
 44  Vlasic, Marc-Edouard
 52  Chabot, Thomas
 53  Horvat, Bo
 55  Parayko, Colton
 72  Beauvillier, Anthony
 90  O'Reilly, Ryan
 93  Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
 97  McDavid, Connor
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd55 2:00 Tripping 1:031 1:033:03
2nd2:00 Holding 13:011 13:0115:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LATVIA Goals LATVIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd1:50  94-71-23            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) LATVIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:51  72-13-55            
1st OT:46  97-93            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
LATVIA 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
LATVIA 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
LATVIA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
LATVIA00101
CANADA10012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
LAT - Gudlevskis (60:46) (OTL)9129131/0:001st OT/0:46
CAN - Kuemper (60:46) (W)491014/0:001st OT/0:46
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.