Game Report 2864 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 30, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKS TURKU, BOOKS SPOT IN SPENGLER FINAL JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Kevin Clark (Winnipeg, Man./SC Rapperswil-Jona, NLA) scored two more goals and added an assist, Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Orlando, ECHL) posted a 19-save shutout and Canada’s National Men’s Team moved into the championship game at the Spengler Cup for the fifth year in a row with a 6-0 semifinal win over TPS Turku on Monday. One win away from their 16th tournament title, the Canadians will face either HC Ocelari Trinec or HC Ambri-Piotta in the final on Tuesday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT). Paul Postma (Red Deer, Alta./HC Lugano, NLA), Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, NLA) and Éric Faille (Lachine, Que./EHC Kloten, NLB) chipped in a goal and an assist apiece for the Canadians, who took the lead within the first five minutes and never looked back. Clark continued his goal-scoring spree early, gathering in a Dustin Jeffrey (Sarnia, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA) rebound at the side of the net and beating Turku goaltender Rasmus Tirronen for a power-play goal at 4:40. Postma added a second Canadian goal before the end of the opening frame, blasting home a slap shot from the point. Canada carried the play in the second period, outshooting the Finnish side 15-9, and DiDomenico went top shelf on the short side for another power-play goal and a 3-0 lead at 13:33. Fucale made the best of his 19 saves in the second, stretching back to deny Hannu Kuru after a turnover behind the Canadian net. The floodgates opened in the third period; Faille was first at 2:53, tapping in a pretty feed from DiDomenico, who looked like he was going to circle the net before slipping a pass in front for Faille. Kris Versteeg (Lethbridge, Alta./HK Nitra, SVK) made it 5-0 at 4:47 off a pass from Clark, and Clark redirected in a set-up from Jeffrey with 2:32 left to provide the final margin of victory for the Canadians. Clark leads the tournament with six goals and seven points in three games, three points more than any other player.
Visiting Team: TPS Turku
Home Team: Canada
Director of Hockey Operations & Assistant Coach: Misha Donskov
Head Coach: Craig MacTavish
Assistant Coach: Paul Coffey
TPS TURKU LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Pohjanoksa , Julius
G32  Tirronen , Rasmus
  Anttalainen , Aleksi
  Salonen , Aleksi
  Windlert , Filip
 13  Wirtanen , Petteri
 14  Viro, Eemil
 18  Budish , Zach
 20  Forsstroem , Jani
 26  Korpikoski , Lauri
 36  Holm , Anton
 41  Pyyhtia, Mikael
 44  Karvonen , Elias
 46  Pärssinen, Juuso
 47  Piskula , Joe
 48  Pajuniemi , Lauri
 50  Suoranta , Simon
 51  Nurmi, Markus
 55  Janatuinen , Joel
 56  Kuru , Hannu
 58  Lehtinen , Oskari
 77  Sund, Tony
 81  Filppula , Ilari
 82  Olsson , Jens
 94  Larsson , Henrik
TPS TURKU PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st48 2:00 Holding 4:201 4:204:40
1st58 2:00 Roughing 7:401 7:409:40
1st47 2:00 Holding 8:441 8:4410:44
2nd2:00 Boarding 13:091 13:0913:33
2nd10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 13:09  15:095:09
2nd50 2:00 Interference 16:001 16:0018:00
2nd13 2:00 Holding the Stick 18:181 18:180:18
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Fucale, Zach
G31  Tomkins, Matt
  Postma, Paul
  Mitchell, Ian
  Tambellini, Adam
 10  Versteeg, Kris
 15  Jeffrey, Dustin
 16  Fehr, Eric
 17  Danforth, Justin
 18  Maione, Mathew
 19  Upshall, Scottie
 20  Grant, Alex
 21  Knelsen, Dion
 22  Riley, Blair
 26  Winnik, Daniel
 27  Faille, Éric
 28  Wiercioch, Patrick
 32  Clark, Kevin
 47  MacDonald, Andrew
 49  Maxwell, Ben
 51  Desharnais, David
 56  Noreau, Maxim
 81  Ross, Nick
 86  Jooris, Josh
 89  DiDomenico, Chris
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st47 2:00 Roughing 7:401 7:409:40
2nd19 2:00 Slashing 6:091 6:098:09
2nd2:00 Slashing 9:481 9:4811:48
3rd16 2:00 Delay of Game 0:451 0:452:45
3rd22 2:00 Hooking 10:261 10:2612:26
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
TPS TURKU Goals TPS TURKU PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) TPS TURKU PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:40 PP 32-15-56            
1st15:35  4-17-27            
2nd13:33 PP 89-5            
3rd2:53  27-89            
3rd4:47  10-32            
3rd17:28  32-15-19            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
TPS TURKU 0 / 5
CANADA 2 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
TPS TURKU 22 min / 7 inf
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
TPS TURKU 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 6 G + 9 A = 15 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
TPS TURKU0000
CANADA2136
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
TUR - Tirronen (47:31) (L)714324/0:003rd/7:31
TUR - Pohjanoksa (12:29) 0011/7:313rd/20:00
CAN - Fucale (60:00) (W)69419/0:003rd/20:00
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