Game Report 617 Olympic Winter Games - Men
PLAYED AT: Bolshoy Ice Dome
Date: Feb 21, 2014
GAME NOTES: PRICE STARS, BENN SCORES, CANADA TO PLAY FOR OLYMPIC GOLD SOCHI, Russia – Jamie Benn (Victoria, B.C./Dallas, NHL) scored the lone goal, Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) earned the shutout, and Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team advanced to Sunday’s gold medal game at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with a 1-0 semifinal over the United States on Friday. Price stopped all 31 American shots he faced for the first shutout by a Canadian goaltender in an Olympic elimination game since the men’s tournament went to a playoff format in 1992. Canada will try to become the first country to win back-to-back men’s hockey Olympic gold medals since the Soviet Union in 1984 and 1988 when it faces Sweden on Sunday morning (7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT). After the Canadians held a 16-11 advantage in shots on goal in a fast-paced first period, they broke through just 101 seconds into the second; Benn redirected a Jay Bouwmeester (Edmonton, Alta./St. Louis, NHL) shot past U.S. netminder Jonathan Quick for the all-important first goal. “We were just trying to grind them out down low,” Benn said of his goal. “I got down in the middle, and I made a pass back to the D, Bouwmeester made a great shot-pass, and it found a way in.” Canada buzzed for an insurance goal in the second period; Corey Perry (Peterborough, Ont./Anaheim, NHL), Chris Kunitz (Regina, Sask./Pittsburgh, NHL) and Benn were all turned away by Quick on point-blank scoring opportunities. But Price made sure Benn’s goal would be enough, shutting down every U.S. scoring chance, keeping the tournament’s highest-scoring offence off the board and posting his fourth win in as many starts. In his first Olympic appearance, Price has an unblemished 4-0 record, a 0.74 goals-against average and a .963 save percentage, ranking second in all three categories among goaltenders who have played at least 60 per cent of their team’s minutes. The game was a goaltending performance for the ages from both sides; Price and Quick combined to stop 67 of the 68 shots they faced in a game that featured five power plays and almost constant end-to-end action. Canada finished with a 37-31 advantage in shots on goal. It’s the second consecutive Olympics that Canada has ended American gold medal hopes; the Canadians won gold in Vancouver four years ago with a 3-2 overtime victory over the U.S. in the final. Twenty-four players from that game were on the ice Friday – 11 for Canada, 13 for the United States.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Luongo, Roberto
G31  Price, Carey
G41  Smith, Mike
  Keith, Duncan
  Hamhuis, Dan
  Weber, Shea
  Doughty, Drew
  Duchene, Matt
 10  Sharp, Patrick
 12  Marleau, Patrick
 14  Kunitz, Chris
 15  Getzlaf, Ryan
 16  Toews, Jonathan
 19  Bouwmeester, Jay
 22  Benn, Jamie
 24  Perry, Corey
 26  St-Louis, Martin
 27  Pietrangelo, Alex
 37  Bergeron, Patrice
 44  Vlasic, Marc-Edouard
 61  Nash, Rick
 77  Carter, Jeff
 87  Crosby, Sidney
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 15:581 15:586:02
2nd15 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 3:161 3:1618:44
2nd14 2:00 Slashing minor 15:231 15:236:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G32  Quick, Jonathan
G35  Howard, Jimmy
G39  Miller, Ryan
  Fowler, Cam
  Carlson, John
  Martin, Paul
  Wick, Jeremy
  Parise, Zach
 12  Stepan, Derek
 17  Kesler, Ryan
 20  Suter, Ryan
 21  van Riemsdyk, James
 22  Shattenkirk, Kevin
 23  Brown, Dustin
 24  Callahan, Ryan
 26  Stastny, Paul
 27  McDonagh, Ryan
 28  Wheeler, Blake
 42  Backes, David
 44  Orpik, Brooks
 67  Pacioretty, Max
 72  Faulk, Justin
 74  Oshie, T.J.
 81  Kessel, Phil
 88  Kane, Patrick
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 10:531 10:5311:07
3rd81 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 9:561 9:5612:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:41  22-19            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 2
UNITED STATES 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
UNITED STATES 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0101
UNITED STATES0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Price (60:00) (W)1111931/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Quick (60:00) (L)1611936/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 12:00 PM
  -  End: 12:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Olympic Winter Games - Men Game Report.