Game Report 2473 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Steel Arena
Date: May 10, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED BY FINLAND IN WORLDS OPENER QUINTON AMUNDSON KOŠICE, Slovakia – Matt Murray (Thunder Bay, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) was solid in net with 24 saves and Jonathan Marchessault (Cap-Rouge, Que./Vegas, NHL) struck on the power play, but Canada’s National Men’s Team was downed 3-1 by Finland on Friday in the opening game at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Vegas, NHL) and Shea Theodore (Langley, B.C./Vegas, NHL) chipped in assists on Marchessault’s marker. The two nations traded attacking momentum throughout an opening 20 minutes that saw Finland rack up an 11-6 shots advantage over Canada. The Finns opened the scoring at the 6:47 mark when Kappo Kakko went to the backhand on the breakaway to beat Murray, but Marchessault responded on the power play at 8:03 by sniping a wrist shot off a perfect cross-ice feed from Stone. Canada seized the territorial edge in the second period as its active forecheck kept Finland hemmed in the defensive zone for multiple extended sequences. Finland’s cycle attack came alive again in the dying minutes of the frame, but a couple of solid saves from Murray kept the game squared at the end of 40 minutes. Arttu Ilomaki and Toni Rajala teamed up for a power-play goal at 2:36 of the third period by taking advantage of a bouncing puck in front of Murray’s crease. The Canadian goaltender made a great reaction save on Rajala at the side of the net, but he could not deny Ilomaki on the rebound from the slot. Canada pressed ferociously for the equalizer, and came close to tying the game as Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Detroit, NHL) was robbed by the pad of Kevin Lankinen on a one-on-one chance on the doorstep with time running out. Kakko confirmed the win for Finland with his empty-netter with 34 seconds remaining. Canada will attempt to bounce back on Sunday against Great Britain (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Head Coach: Alain Vigneault
Assistant Coach: Dave Hakstol
Assistant Coach: Kirk Muller
Assistant Coach: Lindy Ruff
Home Team: Finland
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Murray, Matt
G31  Hart, Carter
  Fabbro, Dante
  Couturier, Sean
 14  Henrique, Adam
 16  McCann, Jared
 17  Strome, Dylan
 19  Turris, Kyle
 21  Joseph, Mathieu
 23  Reinhart, Sam
 25  Nurse, Darnell
 27  Theodore, Shea
 28  Severson, Damon
 39  Mantha, Anthony
 51  Stecher, Troy
 59  Bertuzzi, Tyler
 61  Stone, Mark
 62  Montour, Brandon
 71  Cirelli, Anthony
 72  Chabot, Thomas
 81  Marchessault, Jonathan
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd28 2:00 Cross-Checking 2:291 2:292:36
3rd25 2:00 Tripping 15:081 15:08
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Lankinen, Kevin
G35  Vehvilainen, Veini
G45  Olkinuora, Jussi
  Lehtonen, Mikko
  Kaski, Oliwer
 12  Anttila, Marko
 15  Ilomaki, Arttu
 19  Savinainen, Veli-Matti
 20  Ojamaki, Niko
 21  Tyrvainen, Juhani
 24  Kakko, Kaapo
 25  Rajala, Toni
 27  Luostarinen, Eetu
 28  Jokiharju, Henri
 40  Lindbohm, Petteri
 41  Kiviranta, Joel
 50  Koivisto, Miika
 55  Ohtamaa, Atte
 58  Hakanpaa, Jani
 65  Manninen, Sakari
 70  Mikkola, Niko
 71  Kuusela, Kristian
 76  Sallinen, Jere
 82  Pesonen , Harri
 91  Lammikko, Juho
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st28 2:00 High-Sticking 7:021 7:028:03
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:03 PP 81-61-27            
                
                
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:47  24-25-15            
3rd2:36 PP 15-25-4            
3rd19:26 EN 24            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 1
FINLAND 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
FINLAND 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
FINLAND 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1001
FINLAND1023
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Murray (58:18) (L)1031124/0:003rd/18:18
CAN - Murray (0:34) (L)0000/19:263rd/20:00
FIN - Lankinen (60:00) (W)59620/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.