Game Report 2458 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 26, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES HOSTS TO OPEN SPENGLER CUP JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./SC Bern, NLA) and Matt D’Agostini (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./HC Ambri-Piotta, NLA) scored the goals, sending Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 2-1 win over HC Davos in the opening game for both Wednesday at the 2018 Spengler Cup. The win means the Canadians will enjoy an off day Thursday before closing out the brief preliminary round against the Nürnburg Ice Tigers on Friday (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, TSN 2/5). The three-time defending champions came out firing in the first period, outshooting Davos 17-6, but could only get one past goaltender Anders Lindbäck; Boychuk had a centring pass from Simon Després (Laval, Que./Laval, AHL) go off his skate and in just 5:24 in. D’Agostini doubled the advantage 3:43 into the second period, working his way to the side of the net before sneaking a shot underneath the arm of Lindbäck to make it 2-0. Zac Dalpe (Paris, Ont./Cleveland, AHL) had a glorious chance to extend the lead even more just minutes later when he was awarded a penalty shot, but Lindbäck got a piece of his heavy wrist shot to keep it a two-goal game. The Swiss side finally solved Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Fort Wayne, AHL) near the end of the middle frame when Thierry Bader counted unassisted, but that would be the lone puck to beat the Canadian netminder. Canada withstood a Davos push in the third period, with Fucale kicking out his right pad to deny the final scoring chance in the dying seconds and clinch Canada’s record-setting ninth-consecutive victory; it won eight in a row between the 2002 and 2003 tournaments.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: HC Davos
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Fucale, Zach
G31  Coreau, Jared
  Després, Simon
  Bieksa, Kevin
  Curran, Kodie
  Fabbro, Dante
 11  Gagnon, Aaron
 16  Micflikier, Jacob
 17  Mitchell, Torrey
 18  Dalpe, Zac
 19  Ebbett, Andrew
 22  Boychuk, Zach
 24  Cracknell, Adam
 25  Emmerton, Cory
 26  Winnik, Daniel
 27  Quincey, Kyle
 28  Moore, Dominic
 36  D’Agostini, Matt
 40  Lapierre, Maxim
 46  Wiercioch, Patrick
 56  Noreau, Maxim
 89  DiDomenico, Chris
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd27 2:00 Hooking 5:591 5:59
2nd89 2:00 Hooking 6:411 6:41
2nd11 2:00 Holding 9:521 9:52
3rd40 2:00 Delay of Game 1:471 1:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
HC DAVOS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G39  Lindbäck, Anders
G91  Senn, Gilles
 10  Ambuhl, Andres
 13  Hischier, Luca
 17  Lindgren, Perttu
 18  Pestoni, Inti
 19  Aeschlimann , Marc
 21  Sanguinetti, Robert
 25  Buchli, Dominic
 27  Nygren , Magnus
 56  Wieser, Dino
 59  Simion, Dario
 61  Heldner, Fabian
 62  du Bois , Felicien
 65  Wieser, Marc
 75  Stoop , Lukas
 77  Bader , Thierry
 85  Kparghai, Clarence
 86  Klasen, Linus
 88  Meyer , Dario
 90  Jung , Sven
 96  Egli, Chris
HC DAVOS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st88 2:00 Tripping 2:021 2:02
1st62 2:00 Holding 12:341 12:34
1st19 2:00 Interference 16:161 16:16
2nd77   Slashing 5:10 *5:10
2nd17 2:00 Holding 14:101 14:10
3rd65 2:00 High-Sticking 11:481 11:48
3rd86 2:00 High-Sticking 16:581 16:58
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) HC DAVOS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:24  22-2-18            
2nd3:43  36-19            
HC DAVOS Goals HC DAVOS PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:06  77            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 6
HC DAVOS 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
HC DAVOS 12 min / 6 inf (7)
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
HC DAVOS 1 G + A = 1 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1102
HC DAVOS0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Fucale (60:00) (W)612624/0:003rd/20:00
DAV - Lindbäck (59:04) (L)1681034/0:003rd/19:04
DAV - Lindbäck (0:12) (L)0000/19:173rd/19:29
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.