2017-18 National Men's Team

2017 Spengler Cup
Game #9
Semifinal
Final
December 30, 2017 9:00 am EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
2
1
2
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
9
11
28
7
9
12
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
10
1 / 4
4

Game Story

CANADA BEATS MOUNTFIELD, ADVANCES TO SPENGLER CUP FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland - Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) had a goal and an assist in the third period, sending Canada's National Men's Team to another championship game at the Spengler Cup after a 5-2 semifinal win over Mountfield HK on Saturday.

The Canadians are into the final for the third year in a row, and will look to win a third-consecutive title on Sunday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT) against the winner of the HC Davos-Switzerland semifinal.

Maxim Lapierre (Brossard, Que./HC Lugano, NLA) added three assists for the Canadians, who got 26 saves from Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, EBEL).

It took just four minutes for Canada to grab an early lead; David McIntyre (Pefferlaw, Ont./EV Zug, NLA) found a loose puck at the side of the net and beat Mountfield netminder Patrik Rybar.

Jay McClement (Kingston, Ont./EHC Olten, NLB) doubled the advantage at 15:09, beating Rybar with a quick shot from the high slot, but Lukas Cingel walked out of the corner and stuffed the puck past Poulin just 14 seconds later to get the Czech side on the board.

Cody Goloubef (Oakville, Ont,/Stockton, AHL) restored the two-goal advantage at 3:16 of the second period, whipping a wrist shot under the glove of Rybar, only for Michal Dragoun to convert on a shorthanded breakaway late in the middle frame to make it a 3-2 after two.

Mountfield came close to equalizing midway through the third period when Petr Koukal raced away on another shorthanded break, but Poulin stretched to deny the backhand and preserve the Canadian lead.

Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./HC Slovan Bratislava, KHL) added insurance for Canada with less than five minutes to go, knocking in a rebound just six seconds into a power play for a 4-2 advantage.

Noreau banked in a shorthanded, empty-net goal from 200 feet to finish the scoring in the final seconds.

The Canadians are one win away from a record-tying 15th Spengler Cup title. A victory Sunday would mark the second time Canada went back-to-back-to-back at the invitational tournament; it won four in a row from 1995-98.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: David McIntyre

Assists: Maxim Lapierre, P-A Parenteau
04:01
GOAL
Goal: Jay McClement

Assists: Matt D’Agostini, Brandon Hickey
15:09
GOAL
Goal: Lukas Cingel

Assists: Radek Smolenak, Lukas Lhotak
15:23
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Cody Goloubef

Assists: Chris Kelly, Curtis Hamilton
03:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Petr Koukal
Interference (2:00)
10:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Thomas
High-Sticking (2:00)
10:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Cingel
Hooking (2:00)
14:03
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Michal Dragoun

14:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Granak
Interference (2:00)
17:19
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Petr Zamorsky
Hooking (2:00)
08:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Gernat
Tripping (2:00)
15:33
GOAL
Goal: Zach Boychuk (power play)

Assists: Maxim Lapierre, Maxim Noreau
15:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Hickey
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:34
GOAL (EN) (SH)
Goal: Maxim Noreau

Assists: Maxim Lapierre
19:41
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Patrik Rybar

19:41

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Patrik Rybar MHK 57 27 23 4 0.852
Kevin Poulin CAN 60 28 26 2 0.929

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

2 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 30, 2017
3 - 0 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 31, 2017
4 - 1 W @ Dinamo RigaRIG
Dec 29, 2017
5 - 2 W v Mountfield HKMHK
Dec 30, 2017
1 - 5 L @ HC DavosDAV
Dec 27, 2017
4 - 1 W v HC DavosDAV
Dec 28, 2017
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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