Game Report 355 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: AccorHotels Arena
Date: May 7, 2017
GAME NOTES: MACKINNON SCORES THREE, CANADA TOPS SLOVENIA AT WORLDS JASON LA ROSE PARIS, France – Nathan MacKinnon (Cole Harbour, N.S./Colorado, NHL) had a hat trick, and added an assist for good measure, leading Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 7-2 win over Slovenia on Sunday at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. The win is the second in as many tries for Canada at worlds, and temporarily gives it sole possession of first place in Group B, although Finland and Norway can keep pace with victories later in the day. Tyson Barrie (Victoria, B.C./Colorado, NHL) had a goal and three assists to join MacKinnon with four points, Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) chipped in with three helpers, and Mitch Marner (Thornhill, Ont./Toronto, NHL) and Jeff Skinner (Toronto, Ont./Carolina, NHL) recorded a goal and an assist each. Barrie got the Canadians on the board early; Wayne Simmonds (Scarborough, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) left the puck at the blue-line for the Canadian defender, who got a wrist shot through bodies and over the glove of Slovenian goaltender Gasper Kroselj at the 4:30 mark. MacKinnon poked in a loose puck to make it 2-0 at 14:36, and Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Tampa Bay, NHL) banked a centering pass off a skate and past Kroselj less than two minutes later to send Canada to the dressing room up 3-0. MacKinnon took over early in the second period, finishing his hat trick before the clock hit six minutes. He let Claude Giroux (Hearst, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) do the work on his second goal, knocking in a rebound just shy of the five-minute mark of the middle frame to make it 4-0, and absolutely wired a wrist shot by Kroselj on the power play just 59 seconds later. Jan Mursak finally put a puck past Canadian netminder Chad Johnson (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, NHL) late in the second period to get Slovenia on the board, but Marner outwaited Kroselj to restore the five-goal advantage and make it a 6-1 game after 40 minutes. The teams traded goals in the third period; Skinner got a fortuitous bounce off a Slovenian stick to push the lead to 7-1 at 7:07, before Jan Urbas finished the scoring with 2:05 left. Canada held Slovenia to just eight shots on goal in the final two period, and had a 51-14 advantage overall. The Canadians are right back to action on Monday, returning to the ice at AccorHotels to meet Belarus (10:15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT). Canada has never lost in nine all-time meetings at worlds, allowing only three goals in the last five games.
Visiting Team: Slovenia
Home Team: Canada
SLOVENIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G32  Kroselj, Gasper
G40  Gracnar, Luka
G69  Pintaric, Matija
  Tavzelj, Andrej
  Pretnar, Klemen
  Jeglic, Ziga
 12  Rodman, David
 14  Podlipnik, Matic
 15  Gregorc, Blaz
 16  Music, Ales
 18  Ograjensek, Ken
 19  Pance, Ziga
 23  Vidmar, Luka
 24  Ticar, Rok
 26  Urbas, Jan
 28  Kranjc, Ales
 39  Mursak, Jan
 51  Robar, Mitja
 55  Sabolic, Robert
 61  Repe, Jurij
 71  Golicic, Bostjan
 76  Pem, Nik
 86  Kovacevic, Sabahudin
 91  Verlic, Miha
 92  Kuralt, Anze
SLOVENIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st39 2:00 Hooking 1:241 1:243:24
2nd39 2:00 High-Sticking 5:142 5:145:43
2nd71 2:00 Diving 17:48  17:4819:48
3rd12 2:00 Hooking 14:423 14:4216:42
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Pickard, Calvin
G91  Johnson, Chad
  Barrie, Tyson
  Demers, Jason
  Morrissey, Josh
  Duchene, Matt
 10  Schenn, Brayden
 11  Konecny, Travis
 16  Marner, Mitchell
 17  Simmonds, Wayne
 19  Matheson, Michael
 21  Point, Brayden
 24  de Haan, Calvin
 28  Giroux, Claude
 29  MacKinnon, Nathan
 44  Vlasic, Marc-Edouard
 53  Skinner, Jeff
 55  Scheifele, Mark
 71  Killorn, Alex
 90  O'Reilly, Ryan
   
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Hooking 4:591 4:596:59
2nd29 2:00 Slashing 8:252 8:2510:25
2nd2:00 Holding 9:233 9:2311:23
2nd24 2:00 Interference 17:48  17:4819:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SLOVENIA Goals SLOVENIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd15:44  39-55-7            
3rd17:55  26-28-7            
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SLOVENIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:30  4-17-11            
1st14:36  29-53-4            
1st16:14  21-11            
2nd4:58  29-28-24            
2nd5:43 PP 29-16-4            
2nd17:11  16-11            
3rd7:07  53-29-4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SLOVENIA 0 / 6
CANADA 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
SLOVENIA 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SLOVENIA 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 7 G + 12 A = 19 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SLOVENIA0112
CANADA3317
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SLO - Kroselj (60:00) (L)16121644/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Johnson (60:00) (W)64212/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.