Game Report 28 World Cup of Hockey
PLAYED AT: Air Canada Centre
Date: Sep 27, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA TAKES GAME 1 OF WORLD CUP FINAL WENDY GRAVES TORONTO – It wasn’t pretty, and it definitely wouldn’t win any style points, but it was enough to win the game. Canada wasn’t at its best Tuesday night, but it found the offence it needed and got great goaltending from Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) to defeat Team Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of the best-of-three final series of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL), with his team-leading fourth goal, Steven Stamkos (Markham, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL) and Patrice Bergeron (Ancienne-Lorette, Que./Boston, NHL) all scored for Canada. Marchand added an assist. Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL) had two helpers and now has a tournament-best nine points. Price finished with 32 saves. Tomas Tatar scored for Team Europe. Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves in the loss. Team Europe seemed to get the quick start it needed to overcome its underdog status. Right off the opening face-off, it crashed the Canadian crease and drew a cross-checking penalty on Marchand. But no sooner had Canada killed off the penalty then Crosby sprung Bergeron behind the defence; Bergeron sent a short pass across to Marchand, who made it 1-0 only 12 seconds after being allowed back on the ice. Later in the period Ryan Getzlaf (Regina, Sask./Anaheim, NHL) picked Zdeno Chara’s pocket along the side boards. On the ensuing rush he fed Stamkos at the side of the net for an easy tap in. Team Europe dominated the offensive chances early in the second and was rewarded for their assertive play seven minutes in, when Tatar put home a rebound in front. The crowd grew restless with Canada’s listless play as the period wore on. An offensive push thanks to a late power play opportunity and some momentum built from that allowed the team to finally gain an advantage in shots on net, 17-11 for the period and 26-24 to that point in the game. Canada came out stronger to start the third period. Less than two minutes in, Stamkos picked off Halak’s pass behind the net and fed John Tavares (Mississauga, Ont./New York Islanders, NHL) out front. Moments later Ryan O’Reilly (Clinton, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) jumped on the ice undetected and got off an unmarked shot in the slot, but hit Halak squarely in the chest. Crosby found Bergeron out front midway through the final period to finally give Canada some breathing room. Canada can clinch the World Cup with a win on Thursday night (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Europe
Home Team: Canada
EUROPE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Grubauer, Philipp
G41  Halak, Jaroslav
  Sekera, Andrej
  Sbisa, Luca
  Streit, Mark
  Rieder, Tobias
 10  Ehrhoff, Christian
 11  Kopitar, Anze
 12  Gaborik, Marian
 21  Tatar, Tomas
 22  Niederreiter, Nino
 26  Vanek, Thomas
 29  Draisaitl, Leon
 33  Chara, Zdeno
 36  Hansen, Jannik
 44  Seidenberg, Dennis
 51  Nielsen, Frans
 59  Josi, Roman
 63  Zuccarello, Mats
 78  Bellemare, Pierre-Edouard
 81  Hossa, Marian
 89  Boedker, Mikkel
EUROPE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd10 2:00 Delay of Game 14:161 14:1616:16
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Price, Carey
G50  Crawford, Corey
  Bouwmeester, Jay
  Weber, Shea
  Muzzin, Jake
  Doughty, Drew
  Duchene, Matt
 15  Getzlaf, Ryan
 16  Toews, Jonathan
 20  Tavares, John
 24  Perry, Corey
 27  Pietrangelo, Alex
 28  Giroux, Claude
 37  Bergeron, Patrice
 39  Couture, Logan
 44  Vlasic, Marc-Edouard
 63  Marchand, Brad
 87  Crosby, Sidney
 88  Burns, Brent
 90  O'Reilly, Ryan
 91  Stamkos, Steven
 97  Thornton, Joe
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st63 2:00 Cross-Checking 0:211 0:212:21
2nd63 2:00 Interference 17:031 17:0312:03
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
EUROPE Goals EUROPE PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:00  21-44-11            
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) EUROPE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:33  63-37-87            
1st13:20  91-15            
3rd9:24  37-87-63            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
EUROPE 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
EUROPE 2 min / 1 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
EUROPE 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
EUROPE0101
CANADA2013
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
EUR - Halak (57:04) (L)11121235/0:003rd/17:04
CAN - Price (60:00) (W)10101232/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Cup of Hockey Game Report.