2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Junior World Championship

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2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Junior World Championship
Game #19
Final
December 31, 2013 11:30 am EST
Malmo Isstadion
Malmo, SWE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
11
7
24
12
7
7
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
6
0 / 3
10

Game Story

LAZAR GOAL LIFTS CANADA TO 3-2 WIN OVER U.S., AND FIRST PLACE IN GROUP

MALMÖ, Sweden – As the minutes ticked down on Canada’s victory over the United States, the overwhelmingly Canadian crowd of 3,882 at the Isstadion chanted “Foo-KAL-eh!”

That was for goaltender Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Halifax, QMJHL), the key man in Tuesday’s 3-2 win that gave Canada first place in its preliminary round group and a date with Switzerland in the quarter-finals of the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.

“It gave me a lot of energy,” the 18-year-old said. “It was very special.”

Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Erie, OHL) and Curtis Lazar (Vernon, B.C./Edmonton, WHL) scored in the third period and Fucale stoned Connor Carrick on a breakaway. Stefan Matteau scored for the Americans with 2:15 left to play on a shot that eluded Fucale’s glove, but Canada shut the door the rest of the way to pull off a win in their toughest, most emotionally-charged game of the tournament.

American captain Riley Barber and Canada’s Nic Petan (Delta, B.C./Portland, WHL) traded goals in the second frame, after Fucale shone in a scoreless first period in which the Americans controlled the play and had a 13-6 shot advantage.

Only a regulation time win would give Canada (3-0-1) first place over the U.S. (3-1-0).

The Canadians will face Switzerland in the quarter-finals on Thursday at the Isstadion. As usual, coach Brent Sutter wasn’t offering much insight about his team’s upcoming opponent.

“We now have 48 hours to prepare for our next opponent. Our focus over the next two days needs to be on this game and only on this game,” was all he would say.

Barber scored the opening goal at 3:29, coming around the net and catching Fucale moving the wrong way one second after a power play expired.

Some hard work by Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) produced the tying goal at 12:49, as he used his long reach to push the puck to the left side where Petan trailed in late to beat Jon Gilles to an open side. Petan had scored the game-winner and an empty-net goal in Canada’s 5-3 win over Slovakia on Monday.

Mantha picked up his team-leading 10th point in four games.

Canada killed a penalty to start the third and then got one just as their own power play ended 3:54 into the third when Josh Morrissey (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) got the puck to the net and McDavid had two chances to slide it past Gilles.

Lazar was camped in front for the re-direct on a power play at 6:13 as the puck went from Derrick Pouliot (Weyburn, Sask./Portland, WHL) to Jonathan Drouin (Huberdeau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) to the Edmonton Oil Kings forward for his second goal in as many games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bo Horvat
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
00:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Leier
Slashing minor (2:00)
01:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Jon Gillies (Served by Stefan Matteau)
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
02:59
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Riley Barber

Assists: Jaccob Slavin, Nicolas Kerdiles
03:29
GOAL
Goal: Nic Petan

Assists: Anthony Mantha
12:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel O'Regan
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
14:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Derrick Pouliot
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
19:48
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ian McCoshen
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
01:48
GOAL
Goal: Connor McDavid

Assists: Bo Horvat, Josh Morrissey
03:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Stefan Matteau
Tripping minor (2:00)
05:14
GOAL
Goal: Curtis Lazar (power play)

Assists: Jonathan Drouin, Derrick Pouliot
06:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicolas Kerdiles
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
12:32
GOAL
Goal: Stefan Matteau

Assists: Hudson Fasching, Will Butcher
17:15

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Zachary Fucale CAN 60 26 24 2 0.923
Jon Gillies USA 59 24 21 3 0.875

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2014
3 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Jan 2, 2014
1 - 5 L vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 4, 2014
2 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 31, 2013
4 - 1 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 2, 2014
8 - 0 W @ GermanyGER
Dec 29, 2013
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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