Game Report 2527 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Steel Arena
Date: May 21, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKS U.S., TAKES TOP SPOT IN GROUP QUINTON AMUNDSON KOŠICE, Slovakia – Kyle Turris (New Westminster, B.C./Nashville, NHL) recorded a goal and an assist and Matt Murray (Thunder Bay, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) made 28 saves to lead Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 3-0 victory over the United States on Tuesday to close out the preliminary round at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. The win clinches first place in Group A for Canada, who will face off against Switzerland, the fourth-seeded team in Group B, in the quarter-finals Thursday (10:15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT). Pierre-Luc Dubois (Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Columbus, NHL) and Jared McCann (London, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) also struck for Canada, which enters the playoff round riding a six-game winning streak. Canada forged ahead of its forever foe for good less than two minutes into the game as Dubois replicated the ice-breaking goal he netted against Denmark on Monday by burying a centring pass from Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Vegas, NHL). Turris doubled the Canadian lead just past the eight-minute mark, beating U.S. goaltender Cory Schneider over his pads after receiving a cross-ice dish from a hard-charging Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Detroit, NHL). A seesaw effect was created in the second period as both squads went up and down the ice generating chances. Murray and Schneider, who combined to make 27 saves in the frame, proved their elite mettle by fending off multiple wild scrambles and odd-man chances. The Canadians broke through at 15:59 of the middle stanza as McCann received Turris’ pass from the boards and proceeded to rip a hard wrist shot past Schneider from the deep slot. Canada harnessed the momentum from this late tally into some relentless forechecking pressure that forced Schneider to make a couple of big saves to keep the American deficit at three goals after 40 minutes. The United States turned the territorial tide in the third period by outshooting Canada 10-7, but Murray proved to be impenetrable in net as he gifted the Americans very few secondary opportunities. The defining moment of his perfect outing was his point-blank pad save on James van Riemsdyk’s deke to the backhand with time running out.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Demko, Thatcher
G35  Schneider, Cory
  Werenski, Zach
  Fox, Adam
  Eichel, Jack
 10  Ryan, Derek
 11  Kunin, Luke
 12  Debrincat, Alex
 13  Gaudreau, Johnny
 18  Kreider, Chris
 19  Keller, Clayton
 20  Suter, Ryan
 21  Larkin, Dylan
 25  van Riemsdyk, James
 27  Martinez, Alec
 36  White, Colin
 41  Glendening, Luke
 43  Hughes, Quinn
 55  Hanifin, Noah
 72  Vatrano, Frank
 76  Skjei, Brady
 88  Kane, Patrick
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd72 2:00 Roughing 6:571 6:578:57
3rd88 2:00 Hooking 4:361 4:366:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Murray, Matt
G31  Hart, Carter
  Fabbro, Dante
  Myers, Philippe
  Couturier, Sean
 10  Jost, Tyson
 14  Henrique, Adam
 16  McCann, Jared
 17  Strome, Dylan
 18  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
 19  Turris, Kyle
 21  Joseph, Mathieu
 23  Reinhart, Sam
 25  Nurse, Darnell
 27  Theodore, Shea
 28  Severson, Damon
 39  Mantha, Anthony
 51  Stecher, Troy
 61  Stone, Mark
 71  Cirelli, Anthony
 72  Chabot, Thomas
 81  Marchessault, Jonathan
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd39 2:00 Hit to the Head 9:311 9:3111:31
2nd39 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 9:31  9:3119:31
3rd81 2:00 Hooking 15:531 15:5317:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:49  18-61            
1st8:02  19-39            
2nd15:59  16-19-4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES0 / 2
CANADA0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES4 min / 2 inf
CANADA14 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0000
CANADA2103
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Schneider (60:00) (L)917733/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Murray (60:00) (W)991028/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.