Game Report 404 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: LANXESS Arena
Date: May 20, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA TO PLAY FOR WORLDS GOLD WENDY GRAVES COLOGNE, Germany – Canada’s National Men’s Team scored four unanswered goals in the third period in erasing a two-goal deficit and defeating Russia 4-2 in the semifinals of the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Canada advances to the gold medal game for the third straight year, and will aim to make it a three-peat of world championship titles when it faces either Sweden or Finland on Sunday (2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PT). Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./Winnipeg, NHL), Nathan MacKinnon (Cole Harbour, N.S./Colorado, NHL), Ryan O’Reilly (Varna, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) and Sean Couturier (Bathurst, N.B./Philadelphia, NHL) scored in a final frame that the Canadians simply dominated. Canada outshot Russia 19-5 in the third period, and 38-28 overall. Only 17 seconds into the third, Scheifele – set up in the slot – redirected a pass from MacKinnon on the power play. Canada continued to press but needed until 4:53 remained in regulation to equalize. MacKinnon regained control of a loose puck in the slot and slid the tying goal in short side. And 1:51 later, O’Reilly gave Canada its first lead. The puck bounced off two Russian players onto O’Reilly’s stick; the two-time gold medallist scored from the side of the net. An insurance goal by Couturier into an empty net gave Canada a two-goal lead with just over a minute to go. With the win, Canada now leads the all-time head-to-head matchup 9-8. Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg, Man./Colorado, NHL) picked up his fifth victory of the tournament. Saturday’s semifinal was the first meeting between the countries since Canada defeated Russia in the 2015 gold medal game. An up-tempo opening period brought only one whistle and no goals. Canada took two early penalties and was on its heels in the opening minutes of the second period. But the tournament’s second-best penalty kill allowed only a single shot each time to the tournament-best power play. Russia finally opened the scoring just past the midway mark of the game, when Yevgeni Kuznetsov was left alone at the side of the net to convert a pass from Artemi Panarin. It marked the first time Canada surrendered the opening goal in a game. Canada took another penalty – its fourth of the middle period – minutes later, and this one proved costly. Nikita Gusev finished off a passing play with a one-timer from the low slot to put Russia up 2-0. Andrei Vasilevski took the loss in net.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Sorokin, Ilya
G88  Vasilevski, Andrei
  Zub, Artyom
  Gavrikov, Vladislav
  Telegin, Ivan
  Antipin, Viktor
 10  Mozyakin, Sergei
 11  Andronov, Sergei
 16  Plotnikov, Sergei
 21  Barabanov, Alexander
 29  Provorov, Ivan
 43  Nichushkin, Valeri
 55  Kiselevich, Bogdan
 63  Dadonov, Yevgeni
 70  Tkachyov, Vladimir
 72  Panarin, Artemi
 77  Belov, Anton
 81  Orlov, Dmitri
 86  Kucherov, Nikita
 87  Shipachyov, Vadim
 90  Namestnikov, Vladislav
 92  Kuznetsov, Yevgeni
 94  Mironov, Andrei
 97  Gusev, Nikita
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd77 2:00 Hit to the Head 8:361 8:3610:36
2nd77 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 8:36  8:3618:36
2nd55 2:00 Roughing 8:381 8:3810:38
2nd2:00 Slashing 18:301 18:300:17
3rd77 2:00 Cross-Checking 1:301 1:303:30
3rd2:00 Tripping 7:191 7:199:19
3rd92 2:00 Goaltender Interference 10:131 10:1312:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Johnson, Chad
G31  Pickard, Calvin
  Barrie, Tyson
  Demers, Jason
  Morrissey, Josh
  Duchene, Matt
 10  Schenn, Brayden
 11  Konecny, Travis
 12  Parayko, Colton
 14  Couturier, Sean
 16  Marner, Mitchell
 17  Simmonds, Wayne
 19  Matheson, Michael
 21  Point, Brayden
 24  de Haan, Calvin
 28  Giroux, Claude
 29  MacKinnon, Nathan
 42  Lee, Chris
 44  Vlasic, Marc-Edouard
 53  Skinner, Jeff
 55  Scheifele, Mark
 71  Killorn, Alex
 90  O'Reilly, Ryan
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st55 2:00 Interference 14:541 14:5416:54
2nd11 2:00 Interference 1:211 1:213:21
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 4:131 4:136:13
2nd55 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 8:381 8:3810:38
2nd17 2:00 Slashing 13:471 13:4714:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd12:16  92-72-86            
2nd14:50  97-87-72            
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd:17 PP 55-29-12            
3rd15:07  29-11            
3rd16:58  90-19            
3rd18:53 EN 14-90-12            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA0 / 5
CANADA1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA22 min / 7 inf
CANADA10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA0202
CANADA0044
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Vasilevski (58:25) (L)1112225/0:003rd/18:25
RUS - Vasilevski (0:21) (L)0000/18:543rd/19:15
CAN - Pickard (60:00) (W)7101936/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.