Game Report 22 World Cup of Hockey
PLAYED AT: Air Canada Centre
Date: Sep 20, 2016
GAME NOTES: DUCHENE SCORES TWICE; CANADA SECURES SPOT IN SEMIS WENDY GRAVES TORONTO – Matt Duchene (Haliburton, Ont./Colorado, NHL) scored twice, Corey Perry (Peterborough, Ont./Anaheim, NHL) and Patrice Bergeron (Ancienne-Lorette, Que./Boston, NHL) once each and Canada defeated the United States 4-2 Thursday night at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. With the win Canada clinched a spot in the semifinals and eliminated the United States from contention. Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) made 34 saves for his second straight win. Not much needs to be said when it’s Canada versus the United States. Even when nothing is on the line neither side has trouble getting up to play the other. Just over a week ago the two teams played two less-than-friendly pre-tournament games. A tough, physical match was expected tonight, especially with the Americans’ tournament on the line. What probably wasn’t expected was that before the game was even seven minutes old, seven shots on net would result in three goals. Canada found itself down early. Ryan McDonagh banged home a loose puck down low only 4:22 into the game. A minute and a half later Marc-Édouard Vlasic’s (Montreal, Que./San Jose, NHL) point shot went wide left off the end boards and back out around the other side of the net. An open Duchene quickly backhanded the puck in. Only 14 seconds after that, Logan Couture (London, Ont./San Jose, NHL) drove down the wing and threw the puck on net. Jonathan Quick’s attempt to bat the shot with his blocker resulted in the puck going off Perry and in. Just past the midway point of the period, Duchene picked up his second goal of the game. A bad turnover by the Americans in their own zone allowed Brent Burns (Barrie, Ont./San Jose, NHL) to feed Duchene, who deked one defender then went five-hole on Quick. The lead grew to three in the second period. John Tavares (Mississauga, Ont./New York Islanders, NHL)– celebrating his 26th birthday on Tuesday – absolutely undressed defenceman Matt Niskanen; the puck then went off Bergeron’s skate, then McDonagh’s and in. Seemingly living the adage, ‘you’ve got to be good to be lucky,’ Canada enjoyed some friendly home-ice bounces in the third period. The Americans rang two shots off the post, and had a third go off Price’s glove, hit the post but stay out. From the side of the net, T.J. Oshie got one back for the U.S. late in regulation Canada wraps up preliminary play on Wednesday against Team Europe (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). To the winner of the game goes top spot in Group A.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st24 2:00 Tripping 18:471 18:470:47
2nd37 2:00 Delay of Game 6:221 6:228:22
3rd31 2:00 Delay of Game 12:571 12:5714:57
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Bishop, Ben
G32  Quick, Jonathan
  Niskanen, Matt
  Johnson, Jack
  Carlson, John
  Johnson, Erik
  Pavelski, Joe
  Parise, Zach
 16  van Riemsdyk, James
 17  Kesler, Ryan
 19  Dubinsky, Brandon
 20  Suter, Ryan
 21  Stepan, Derek
 23  Palmieri, Kyle
 26  Wheeler, Blake
 27  McDonagh, Ryan
 33  Byfuglien, Dustin
 42  Backes, David
 67  Pacioretty, Max
 74  Oshie, T.J.
 88  Kane, Patrick
 89  Abdelkader, Justin
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st89 2:00 Goaltender Interference 18:151 18:150:15
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 14:541 14:5416:54
3rd67 2:00 Boarding 1:051 1:053:05
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:51  9-44-97            
1st6:05  24-39-16            
1st12:07  9-88            
2nd8:50  37-20-27            
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:22  27            
3rd17:28  74-16-8            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 3
UNITED STATES0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA6 min / 3 inf
UNITED STATES6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
UNITED STATES2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA3104
UNITED STATES1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Price (60:00) (W)10111233/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Quick (57:52) (L)10101030/0:003rd/17:52
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Cup of Hockey Game Report.