Game Report 2536 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Ondrej Nepala Arena
Date: May 26, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA FALLS TO FINNS IN GOLD MEDAL GAME QUINTON AMUNDSON BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Shea Theodore (Langley, B.C./Vegas, NHL) opened the scoring midway through the first period, but Canada’s National Men’s Team was left with silver at the 2019 IIHF World Championship after a 3-1 loss to Finland in the gold medal game Sunday. It is the 15th silver medal for Canada at worlds, along with 27 gold and nine bronze. Matt Murray (Thunder Bay, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) made 19 saves for the Canadians, who had won eight in a row after a tournament-opening loss to the Finns – also by a 3-1 score. The first prime scoring opportunity went to Finland as it was awarded a penalty shot just over five minutes in; Murray kept the game scoreless by calmly knocking aside a shot from Oliwer Kaski. Theodore netted the ice-breaker for Canada by walking through a logjam of Finns to unload a wrist shot from the slot that beat goaltender Kevin Lankinen past the glove at 10:02 of the opening period. Canada outshot Finland 15-9 in an opening period that set a gritty tone for the rest of the affair. Marko Anttila answered for Finland with a power-play equalizer under three minutes into the second period, beating Murray through the five-hole. The rivals then engaged in a stretch of uninterrupted hockey for nearly 10 minutes. Murray and Lankinen took centre stage during this sequence as the two sides went up and down the ice generating quality scoring chances in transition. The game was almost exclusively played in the Finnish zone for most of the third period as Canada racked up a cannonade of chances, but Lankinen – who made 21 saves in the final frame – was up to the task. Antilla scored the game-winner at 2:35 of the third with a shot from the lip of the Canadian crease, and Harri Pesonen put the game out of reach by scoring on a spinning shot with just over four minutes remaining. Following the game, Canadian forward Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Vegas, NHL) – who led the tournament in goals with eight and tied for fifth with 14 points in 10 games – earned Most Valuable Player honours. The 2020 IIHF World Championship will be played May 8-24 in Zürich and Lausanne, Switzerland.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Lankinen, Kevin
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
1st12 2:00 Elbowing 4:301 4:30
1st40 2:00 Roughing 10:31  10:31
1st21 2:00 Cross-Checking 14:011 14:01
2nd58 2:00 Tripping 18:421 18:42
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
 59  Bertuzzi, Tyler
 61  Stone, Mark
 71  Cirelli, Anthony
 72  Chabot, Thomas
 81  Marchessault, Jonathan
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st72   Penalty Shot 5:28 *
1st25 2:00 Roughing 10:31  10:31
1st25 2:00 Elbowing 10:311 10:31
2nd27 2:00 Tripping 2:151 2:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd2:35 PP 12-65-20            
3rd2:35  12-19            
3rd15:54  82-21-58            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:02  27-39-16            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 1 / 2
CANADA 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf (4)
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND0123
CANADA1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Lankinen (60:00) (W)1482143/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Murray (56:08) (L)99119/0:003rd/16:08
CAN - Murray (0:10) (L)0000/17:393rd/17:49
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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