Game Report 24 World Cup of Hockey
PLAYED AT: Air Canada Centre
Date: Sep 21, 2016
GAME NOTES: TOEWS SCORES TWICE; CANADA CLINCHES GROUP A WENDY GRAVES TORONTO – Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, Man./Chicago, NHL) scored twice and Corey Crawford (Montreal, Que./Chicago, NHL) earned his first-ever international win as Canada beat Europe 4-1 to claim top spot in Group A at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Toews picked up an assist as well on Wednesday night. Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL) and Logan Couture (London, Ont./San Jose, NHL) also scored, as Canada outshot Europe 46-20. Crosby gave Canada an early lead, scoring only four minutes in against Europe, a team of players from eight different countries. When Jay Bouwmeester (Edmonton, Alta./St. Louis, NHL) shot wide from the point, Crosby took the rebound off the end boards and tucked the puck in the side of the net. Canada hit its stride as the period played on. Only the stellar goaltending of Jaroslav Halak prevented more goals. With three minutes to go, he robbed Steven Stamkos (Markham, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL) – standing only a step outside the blue paint – with a glove save. Two minutes later he stoned a wide-open Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL) twice at the side of the net. Off the ensuing face-off, though, Canada finally beat the European goaltender, with Toews deflecting in a shot from Matt Duchene (Haliburton, Ont./Colorado, NHL). Europe enjoyed more time in the offensive zone to start the second period, but was unable to generate much on net as Canada quickly closed off the shooting lanes. Applying a different approach, Marian Hossa drove toward the goal line, where his bad-angle shot eluded Crawford and cut Canada’s lead to one. Toews restored the two-goal lead 10 minutes later when he kept the puck on a two-on-one. Up to that point the period had been the team’s flattest in the tournament, but a second goal from Captain Serious got the subdued crowd inside the Air Canada Centre back out of their seats. Late in the third period, with Marchand and Pierre-Édouard Bellemare sitting for off-setting minors, Couture pounced on a loose puck out front and roofed it for his first goal of the World Cup. Canada will face the second place finisher in Group B, either North America or Russia, in the semifinals on Saturday (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Europe
Home Team: Canada
EUROPE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Greiss, Thomas
G41  Halak, Jaroslav
  Sekera, Andrej
  Streit, Mark
  Rieder, Tobias
 10  Ehrhoff, Christian
 11  Kopitar, Anze
 12  Gaborik, Marian
 21  Tatar, Tomas
 22  Niederreiter, Nino
 26  Vanek, Thomas
 29  Draisaitl, Leon
 33  Chara, Zdeno
 36  Hansen, Jannik
 44  Seidenberg, Dennis
 51  Nielsen, Frans
 59  Josi, Roman
 63  Zuccarello, Mats
 78  Bellemare, Pierre-Edouard
 81  Hossa, Marian
EUROPE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 High-Sticking 9:551 9:5513:55
2nd2:00 High-Sticking 9:551 9:5513:55
2nd2:00 Holding 16:031 16:0318:03
2nd33 2:00 Holding 19:111 19:111:11
3rd33 2:00 High-Sticking 10:071 10:0712:07
3rd78 2:00 Hooking 17:26  17:2619:26
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G50  Crawford, Corey
G70  Holtby, Braden
  Bouwmeester, Jay
  Muzzin, Jake
  Doughty, Drew
  Duchene, Matt
 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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd97 2:00 Tripping 9:55  9:5511:55
3rd27 2:00 Cross-Checking 5:321 5:327:32
3rd63 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 17:26  17:2619:26
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
EUROPE Goals EUROPE PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:38  81-11-10            
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) EUROPE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:01  87-4            
1st19:06  16-9            
2nd14:48  16-39            
3rd17:33  39-16-44            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
EUROPE 0 / 1
CANADA 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
EUROPE 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
EUROPE 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA 4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
EUROPE0101
CANADA2114
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
EUR - Halak (60:00) (L)15121542/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Crawford (60:00) (W)441119/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Cup of Hockey Game Report.