Game Report 2534 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Ondrej Nepala Arena
Date: May 25, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA TOPS CZECHS IN SEMIS, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME QUINTON AMUNDSON BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Matt Murray (Thunder Bay, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) stopped 40 shots to lift Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic in the semifinals of the 2019 IIHF World Championship on Saturday. Canada will play for its 27th world title, and third in the last five years, in the gold medal game Sunday against Finland (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT). Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Vegas, NHL) led the way offensively with a goal and an assist for Canada, which has now won six consecutive world championship matches against the Czech Republic. Darnell Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./Edmonton, NHL), Pierre-Luc Dubois (Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Columbus, NHL), Kyle Turris (New Westminster, B.C./Nashville, NHL) and Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Ottawa, NHL) also scored for Canada. Stone’s tournament-leading eighth goal put Canada on the board first at 5:18 as he deflected a cross-ice dish from Troy Stecher (Richmond, B.C./Vancouver, NHL) past the left pad of Czech netminder Patrik Bartosak. Murray took over for the rest of the first period as he snuffed out all 12 Czech shots – many of which were difficult point-blank deflections. Canada dialed up the attacking pressure in the second period with two early goals. Nurse made it 2-0 just 10 seconds into the frame, banking the puck in off Bartosak’s pad from the side of the net, and Dubois knifed in a backdoor feed from Jonathan Marchessault (Cap-Rouge, Que./Vegas, NHL) just under five minutes later. Bartosak was pulled from the net in favour of Pavel Francouz. Meanwhile, Murray was called to make 12 saves for the second period in a row, including a couple off his helmet during a push by the Czechs with time running out before the intermission. Turris extended Canada’s lead to four by burying a centring pass from Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Detroit, NHL) at 6:26, and Chabot went top shelf for Canada’s fifth goal less than seven minutes later. Tomas Zohorna ended Murray’s shutout bid with just over six minutes to play. Sunday offers Canada a chance to atone for its 3-1 loss to Finland in the opening game of the tournament. The last playoff match-up between the two nations was the 2016 final – a tilt that Canada won 2-0.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G32  Bartosak, Patrik
G33  Francouz, Pavel
  Gudas, Radko
  Musil , David
 11  Moravcik, Michal
 12  Simon, Dominik
 13  Vrana, Jakub
 17  Hronek, Filip
 18  Palat, Ondrej
 20  Zohorna, Hynek
 23  Jaskin, Dmitrij
 24  Zamorsky, Petr
 26  Repik, Michal
 29  Kolar, Jan
 43  Kovar, Jan
 44  Rutta, Jan
 67  Frolik, Michael
 77  Gulas, Milan
 79  Zohorna, Tomas
 81  Kubalik, Dominik
 93  Voracek, Jakub
 94  Faksa, Radek
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd26 2:00 Roughing 15:351 15:3517:35
3rd23 2:00 Slashing 18:131 18:1320:00
3rd23 2:00 Roughing 18:131 18:1320:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st81 2:00 Slashing 6:261 6:268:26
1st19 2:00 Holding 14:311 14:3116:31
3rd72 2:00 Tripping 9:251 9:2511:25
3rd18 2:00 Roughing 15:351 15:3517:35
3rd16 2:00 Slashing 18:131 18:1320:00
3rd72 2:00 Holding 18:291 18:2920:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd13:59  79-29            
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:18  61-51            
2nd:10  25-7            
2nd5:06  18-81-61            
3rd6:26  19-39            
3rd13:00  72-14-17            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 6
CANADA 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC 0011
CANADA1225
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Bartosak (25:06) (L)102012/0:002nd/5:06
CZE - Francouz (34:54) 07613/5:063rd/20:00
CAN - Murray (60:00) (W)12121640/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.