Game Report 2169 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Royal Arena
Date: May 20, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA FALLS TO U.S. IN BRONZE MEDAL GAME JESSICA GOWANS COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Marc-Édouard Vlasic (Montreal, Que./San Jose, NHL) scored late in the second period, but it wasn’t enough as Canada’s National Men’s Team fell 4-1 to the United States in the bronze medal game Sunday at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. The Vlasic goal came with less than two minutes left in the second, finishing a gorgeous passing play from Kyle Turris (New Westminster, B.C./Nashville, NHL) and Bo Horvat (London, Ont./Vancouver, NHL). Turris started the play, rushing the puck out of the Canadian zone before whipping a cross-ice pass to Horvat, who made a nifty backhand pass to Vlasic around an American defender. The blue-liner made no mistake, snapping his shot past Keith Kinkaid to finish off the tic-tac-toe play. Curtis McElhinney (London, Ont./Toronto, NHL) got his first start in net since facing Finland in the preliminary round. He was outstanding between the pipes, stopping 33 of 35 shots and keeping the game within reach for Canada. He made several big saves in the second period to keep the deficit at one after the Americans opened the scoring, including an unbelievable sprawling left pad stop against Nick Bonino. Chris Kreider broke the scoreless deadlock in second period. With the Americans on the power play, Kreider picked the puck out of the skates of Canadian captain Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) and tucked it around McElhinney. Bonino put the Americans ahead for good with a goal early in the third. McElhinney made the initial save off of a Patrick Kane shot, but Bonino corralled the puck as it rebounded out in front and flipped in a backhand. Empty-netters from Anders Lee and Kreider sealed the win for the United States. McDavid finished the tournament as Canada’s leading scorer with 17 points in 10 games, which was good for third in in tournament scoring, behind the Kane and Finland’s Sebastian Aho.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kinkaid, Keith
G33  Darling, Scott
  Bonino, Nick
  Butcher, Will
  Murphy, Connor
  Ryan, Derek
 12  Debrincat, Alex
 13  Gaudreau, Johnny
 14  Jensen, Nick
 20  Kreider, Chris
 21  Larkin, Dylan
 22  Milano, Sonny
 23  Martinez, Alec
 25  Coleman, Blake
 27  Lee, Anders
 29  Thompson, Tage
 36  White, Colin
 39  Gibbons, Brian
 43  Hughes, Quinn
 44  Pionk, Neal
 73  Mcavoy, Charlie
 82  Oesterle, Jordan
 88  Kane, Patrick
 89  Atkinson, Cam
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 9:251 9:2511:25
3rd27 2:00 Interference 10:501 10:5012:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  McElhinney, Curtis
G35  Kuemper, Darcy
  Edmundson, Joel
  Ekblad, Aaron
  Pulock, Ryan
  Eberle, Jordan
  Turris, Kyle
 10  Schenn, Brayden
 11  Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
 12  Bailey, Josh
 13  Barzal, Mathew
 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
1st21 2:00 Slashing 16:011 16:0118:01
1st97 2:00 Tripping 19:591 19:591:59
2nd27 2:00 Cross-Checking 2:411 2:414:41
2nd2:00 Roughing 5:141 5:146:40
2nd72 2:00 Roughing 12:311 12:3114:31
3rd2:00 Tripping 9:121 9:1211:12
3rd90 2:00 Interference 12:291 12:2913:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd6:40 PP 20-12-21            
3rd13:21 PP 3-88            
3rd17:45 EN 27-73            
3rd18:18 EN 20            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:06  44-53-8            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 2 / 7
CANADA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 G + 4 A = 8 Pts
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0134
CANADA0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Kinkaid (19:59) (W)6006/0:001st/19:59
USA - Kinkaid (40:00) (W)010818/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - McElhinney (56:58) (L)1115733/0:003rd/16:58
CAN - McElhinney (0:09) (L)0000/17:453rd/17:54
CAN - McElhinney (1:42) (L)0000/18:183rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.