Game Report 31 World Cup of Hockey
PLAYED AT: Air Canada Centre
Date: Sep 29, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA WINS 2016 WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY WENDY GRAVES TORONTO – The Little Ball of Hate may just be the most popular player in Canada. Brad Marchand (Hammonds Plains, N.S./Boston, NHL) scored shorthanded with 44 seconds left in the third period and Canada defeated Team Europe 2-1 to win the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Canada swept the best-of-three final series. Marchand took a drop pass from Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, Man./Chicago, NHL) and fired a shot from between the hash marks, beating Jaroslav Halak and putting an exclamation point on a fantastic tournament. The forward finished with eight points, including a team-leading five goals. Marchand’s heroics were made possible by linemate Patrice Bergeron (Ancienne-Lorette, Que./Boston, NHL), who redirected a Brent Burns’ (Barrie, Ont./San Jose, NHL) point shot on the power play to tie the game with 2:53 remaining in regulation. The third member of the line, Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL), was named the Most Valuable Player. Marchand, Crosby and Bergeron was the team’s – and the tournament’s – best line, combining for 25 points in the tournament. Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) finished with 32 saves, none bigger than the one he made on Marian Hossa from point blank range with 1:09 left in the third, setting the stage for Marchand 25 seconds later. Canada had been the dominant team the entire tournament. Coming in the team had won 15 straight games in best-on-best competition: it was a perfect 5-0 at the World Cup, 6-0 at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and had won its last four at the 2010 Games. Here in Toronto it had outscored its opposition 22-7, outshot it in 12 of 15 periods and had successfully killed off all 15 penalties it had been called for For 57 minutes on Thursday night none of that mattered. Zdeno Chara gave Team Europe the lead 6:26 into the first period. Chara, booed every time he touched the puck both tonight and in Game 1 on Tuesday, took a short pass from Andrej Sekera and beat Price from the middle of the left face-off circle. For the longest time it looked like it would be enough to force a winner-take-all game on Saturday. Team Europe outshot Canada in both the first and second periods, and its ability to neutralize the Canadian attack – and Canada’s sometimes sloppy play on its own – had the underdogs thinking upset. But mixing up of its lines to start the third period seemed to give Canada the jolt it needed. With the win Canada has now won six of the eight World and Canada Cups contested.
Visiting Team: Europe
Home Team: Canada
EUROPE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Greiss, Thomas
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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st78 2:00 Hooking 10:521 10:5212:52
1st22 2:00 Slashing 14:491 14:4916:49
3rd59 2:00 Delay of Game 2:171 2:174:17
3rd11 2:00 Holding 16:251 16:2518:25
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Price, Carey
G50  Crawford, Corey
G70  Holtby, Braden
  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st88 2:00 Hooking 12:301 12:3014:30
2nd 2:00 Hooking 0:321 0:322:32
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 18:101 18:1020:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
EUROPE GoalsEUROPE PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st6:26  33-2-1            
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)EUROPE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd17:07 PP 37-88-87            
3rd19:16 SH 63-16-27            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
EUROPE0 / 3
CANADA1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
EUROPE8 min / 4 inf
CANADA6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
EUROPE1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
EUROPE1001
CANADA0022
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
EUR - Halak (60:00) (L)813930/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Price (60:00) (W)1115531/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Cup of Hockey Game Report.