Game Report 407 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: LANXESS Arena
Date: May 21, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA TAKES SILVER AT MEN’S WORLDS WENDY GRAVES COLOGNE, Germany – The three-peat wasn’t meant to be. Ryan O’Reilly (Varna, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) scored his sixth goal of the tournament and Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg, Man./Colorado, NHL) turned away 40 shots, but Canada couldn’t score in the shootout, falling 2-1 to Sweden and earning the silver medal at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. After back-to-back gold medals in 2015 and 2016, Canada was looking to make it three in a row for the first time since 1950-52. But Henrik Lundqvist stopped Nathan MacKinnon (Cole Harbour, N.S./Colorado, NHL), Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Tampa Bay, NHL), O’Reilly and Mitch Marner (Thornhill, Ont./Toronto, NHL) in the shootout, while Sweden got goals from Nicklas Backstrom and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Backstrom beat Pickard low stick side, and Ekman-Larsson’s shot went off the blocker and in. It’s the 14th silver medal Canada has won at the men’s worlds, and 49th medal overall. A quick, evenly played opening period came to a goal-less end, and it looked like the same would be said of the second. Canada had drawn its first power play 50 seconds into that middle period. The team registered five shots on net – plus hit one post – and although it couldn’t solve Lundqvist, it was propelled by that early strong play and dominated possession the rest of the period. But Sweden broke the deadlock shorthanded with only 21 seconds left in the period. After a series of miscues by Canada prevented the team from moving the puck out of its zone, Victor Hedman flipped a backhand toward the net that bounced in five-hole on Pickard. Canada enjoyed back-to-back power plays to start the period, and finally solved the tournament’s best penalty kill on its second chance of the period. Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) drew a questionable high-sticking call, and one minute later O’Reilly scored on a rebound off a Marner shot. Canada scored at least one power play goal in all 10 of its games. Both teams enjoyed power play opportunities as time wound down in regulation, but neither could prevent the need for an extra 20-minute period. Canada had two great chances to end it late in overtime when Alex Killorn (Beaconsfield, Que./Tampa Bay, NHL) just missed an open net and MacKinnon batted the puck just inches wide.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Sweden
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Tripping 5:561 5:567:56
1st71 2:00 Slashing 13:081 13:0815:08
2nd2:00 Holding 10:551 10:5512:55
3rd19 2:00 Tripping 16:421 16:4218:42
1st OT14 2:00 Tripping 9:071 9:0711:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Fasth, Viktor
G31  Lack, Eddie
G35  Lundqvist, Henrik
  Klingberg, John
  Holm, Philip
  Stralman, Anton
 15  Lindberg, Oscar
 16  Kruger, Marcus
 18  Everberg, Dennis
 19  Backstrom, Nicklas
 20  Lundqvist, Joel
 22  Eriksson Ek, Joel
 23  Ekman-Larsson, Oliver
 24  Edler, Alexander
 25  Brodin, Jonas
 28  Lindholm, Elias
 29  Nylander, William
 34  Soderberg, Carl
 42  Nordtsrom, Joakim
 48  Klingberg, Carl
 49  Rask, Victor
 67  Omark, Linus
 71  Karlsson, William
 77  Hedman, Victor
 92  Landeskog, Gabriel
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd19 2:00 Holding 0:501 0:502:50
2nd19 2:00 Slashing 19:171 19:171:17
3rd28 2:00 High-Sticking 1:481 1:481:58
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 18:361 18:360:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd1:58 PP 90-16-29            
                
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd19:39 SH 77            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 4
SWEDEN 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
SWEDEN 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SWEDEN 1 G + A = 1 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
CANADA001001
SWEDEN010012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN - Pickard (80:00) (SL)125121140/0:001st OT/20:00
SWE - Lundqvist (80:00) (W)1012101042/0:001st OT/20:00
SHOOTOUT
SWEDEN shoots first for each round.
CANADA SWEDEN
#  SHOOTER
 29  Nathan MacKinnon   --  
 21  Brayden Point   --  
 90  Ryan O'Reilly   --  
 16  Mitchell Marner   --  
 SHOOTER
   --  29   William Nylander
 Goal19   Nicklas Backstrom
 Goal23   Oliver Ekman-Larsson
   --  92   Gabriel Landeskog
TOTALS:  0  2
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Championship Game Report.