Game Report 2467 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 31, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED IN SHOOTOUT, TAKES SECOND AT SPENGLER CUP JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Daniel Winnik (Toronto, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, NLA) opened the scoring in the third period, but Canada’s National Men’s Team came out on the wrong end of an eight-round shootout in a 2-1 loss to KalPa Kuopio in the championship game Monday at the 2018 Spengler Cup. Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./SC Bern, NLA) and Cory Emmerton (St. Thomas, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA) added goals in the shootout for the Canadians, who had four chances to win their fourth-consecutive tournament title but couldn’t find a way past Denis Godla. The Kuopio goaltender, whose name is familiar to Canadian fans as MVP of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal, was spectacular, finishing with 39 saves in regulation and overtime before stopping six of eight in the shootout. Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, NLA), Boychuk, Zac Dalpe (Paris, Ont./Cleveland, AHL) and Emmerton all had the championship on their stick, but it was Jaakko Rissanen who scored the winner, beating Canadian netminder Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Fort Wayne, ECHL) with a quick shot to the glove side on the 15th attempt. Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA) had the last chance for the Canadians, but the captain was turned away by one final stop from Godla. The game was a goaltender’s duel from the first drop of the puck, with Fucale and Godla matching saves through two scoreless periods that saw Canada hold a 25-13 advantage in shots on goal. Winnik finally broke through just past the five-minute mark of the third period, following up a Torrey Mitchell (Greenfield Park, Que./Lausanne HC, NLA) breakaway and stuffing the rebound past Godla for the 1-0 goal. But Eetu Luostarinen got the Finnish side even at 11:24, swatting a bouncing puck past Fucale at the side of the Canadian net to eventually force an extra period. The teams traded opportunities during the five minutes of three-on-three hockey, with Dalpe owning the best chance; his quick backhand beat Godla but not the post. Boychuk and Emmerton matched goals by Ville-Vesa Vainiola and Alexandre Texier in the opening stage of the shootout before the goaltenders took over again, at one point making nine-straight saves. The loss ends Canada’s record-setting win streak at the tournament at 12 games.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: KalPa Kuopio
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Fucale, Zach
G31  Coreau, Jared
  Després, Simon
  Bieksa, Kevin
  Curran, Kodie
  Conrad, Colt
  Fabbro, Dante
  Knelsen, Dion
 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
 55  Vukovic, Daniel
 56  Noreau, Maxim
 89  DiDomenico, Chris
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Hooking 11:391 11:3913:39
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 0:491 0:492:49
2nd28 2:00 Roughing 19:541 19:541:54
3rd56 2:00 Interference 7:111 7:119:11
3rd25 2:00 Tripping 12:321 12:3214:32
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
KALPA KUOPIO LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Godla, Denis
G84  Manzato, Daniel
  Seppala, Mikael
  Riekkinen, Joona
 11  Vainiola, Ville-Vesa
 12  Piipponen, Topi
 13  Texier, Alexandre
 14  Sebok, Balazs
 15  Hyvarinen, Toni
 18  Grondahl, Ari
 20  Klemetti, Aleksi
 21  Luostarinen, Eetu
 22  Fairchild, Cade
 25  Leskinen, Otto
 26  Juusola, Mikko
 28  Rissanen, Jaakko
 29  Knuutinen, Henri
 39  Nousiainen, Kim
 40  Nuutinen, Mikko
 41  Kononen, Juuso
 42  Jokinen, Tommi
 51  Wilson, Ryan
 55  Lappalainen, Lasse
 61  Ikonen, Joni
 76  Makinen, Konsta
 81  Kantola, Kai
 82  Ruuttu, Alexander
KALPA KUOPIO PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st29 2:00 Interference 15:071 15:0717:07
1st51 2:00 Roughing 19:591 19:591:59
2nd41 2:00 Holding 7:541 7:549:54
2nd51 2:00 Tripping 17:021 17:0219:02
2nd25 2:00 Holding 19:541 19:541:54
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) KALPA KUOPIO PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd5:16  26-17-24            
                
KALPA KUOPIO Goals KALPA KUOPIO PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd11:24  21-55-40            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 5
KALPA KUOPIO 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
KALPA KUOPIO 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
KALPA KUOPIO 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
CANADA001001
KALPA KUOPIO001012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN - Fucale (65:00) (SL)857222/0:001st OT/5:00
KUO - Godla (65:00) (W)131210439/0:001st OT/5:00
SHOOTOUT
CANADA shoots first for each round.
CANADA KALPA KUOPIO
#  SHOOTER
 22  Zach Boychuk Goal
 40  Maxim Lapierre   --  
 25  Cory Emmerton Goal
 89  Chris DiDomenico   --  
 22  Zach Boychuk   --  
 18  Zac Dalpe   --  
 25  Cory Emmerton   --  
 19  Andrew Ebbett   --  
 SHOOTER
 Goal11   Ville-Vesa Vainiola
 Goal13   Alexandre Texier
   --  21   Eetu Luostarinen
   --  13   Alexandre Texier
   --  11   Ville-Vesa Vainiola
   --  82   Alexander Ruuttu
   --  13   Alexandre Texier
 Goal28   Jaakko Rissanen
TOTALS:  2  3
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.