Game Report 343 IIHF World Championship - Pre-tournament
PLAYED AT: Patinoire des Vernets
Date: May 2, 2017
GAME NOTES: FLYERS TEAMMATES LEAD CANADA TO PRE-WORLDS WIN OVER SWISS JASON LA ROSE GENEVA, Switzerland – Wayne Simmonds (Scarborough, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) and Claude Giroux (Hearst, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) had a goal and an assist apiece, helping Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 4-1 win over Switzerland on Tuesday in exhibition action ahead of the 2017 IIHF World Championship. It was the lone pre-tournament game for the Canadians, who are two-time defending world champions. Canada struck quickly to take control, scoring twice before the six-minute mark of the first period. Chris Lee (MacTier, Ont./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) opened the scoring at 4:16, beating Swiss goaltender Leonardo Genoni from the slot, and Sean Couturier (Bathurst, N.B./Philadelphia, NHL) doubled the lead at 5:42, getting his shot past Genoni from a sharp angle. The offensive onslaught continued from the Canadians with Giroux scoring unassisted to make it 3-0 just part the 13-minute mark, before Pius Suter poked a rebound past Canadian netminder Chad Johnson (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, NHL) late in the first period to make it a two-goal game after 20 minutes. Canada kept it coming in the second period, but Genoni was there to keep his team within striking distance; the Swiss puck-stopper finished with 37 saves, and stopped 29 of 30 in the final two periods. Simmonds capped the scoring with less than four minutes to go in the middle frame, finishing on the power play; Jeff Skinner (Toronto, Ont./Carolina, NHL) and Giroux earned the helpers on the 4-1 goal. The Canadian pressure continued in the third but Genoni was perfect on 15 chances in the final stanza, keeping the final margin of victory at three. Johnston stopped nine of the 10 shots he faced in just over 29 minutes of work before giving way to Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg, Man./Colorado, NHL), who turned aside all seven shots directed his way. Canada finished with a 41-17 advantage in shots on goal. It heads now to Paris, where it will open defence of its gold medal Friday against the Czech Republic (2:15 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT) in the Group B curtain-raiser for both at the world championship.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Switzerland
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Johnson, Chad
G31  Pickard, Calvin
  Skinner, Jeff
  O'Reilly, Ryan
  Barrie, Tyson
  Demers, Jason
  Card, Mike
  Duchene, Matt
 10  Schenn, Brayden
 11  Konecny, Travis
 13  Marner, Mitchell
 14  Couturier, Sean
 17  Simmonds, Wayne
 19  Matheson, Michael
 21  Point, Brayden
 22  Morrissey, Josh
 23  Scheifele, Mark
 26  de Haan, Calvin
 27  Killorn, Alex
 28  Giroux, Claude
 29  MacKinnon, Nathan
 42  Lee, Chris
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st30 2:00 Delay of Game 9:411 9:4111:41
1st2:00 Delay of Game 13:311 13:3115:31
3rd2:00 Cross-Checking 14:291 14:2916:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G26  Schlegel, Niklas
G63  Genoni, Leonardo
  Rüfenacht, Thomas
 10  Ambuhl, Andres
 16  Diaz, Rafael
 19  Schäppi, Reto
 23  Bodenmann, Simon
 24  Suri, Reto
 27  Schlumpf, Dominik
 34  Kukan, Dean
 35  Untersander, Ramon
 42  Sutter, Dave
 44  Suter, Pius
 53  Marti, Christian
 55  Loeffel, Romain
 61  Herzog, Fabrice
 71  Richard, Tanner
 72  Malgin, Denis
 76  Genazzi, Joel
 88  Romy, Kevin
 89  Almond, Cody
 96  Brunner, Damien
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd35 2:00 Holding 14:451 14:4516:38
3rd89 2:00 Hooking 2:531 2:534:53
3rd88 2:00 High-Sticking 17:231 17:2319:23
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:16  42-29            
1st5:42  14-17            
1st13:06  28            
2nd16:38 PP 17-2-28            
SWITZERLAND GoalsSWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st18:48  44-89            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 3
SWITZERLAND0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA6 min / 3 inf
SWITZERLAND6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA4 G + 4 A = 8 Pts
SWITZERLAND1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA3104
SWITZERLAND1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Johnson (29:19) (W)6309/0:002nd/9:19
CAN - Pickard (30:41) 0347/9:193rd/20:00
SUI - Genoni (60:00) (L)8141537/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship - Pre-tournament Game Report.