2013-14 National Men's Team

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2013 Spengler Cup
Game #6
Final
December 28, 2013 2:15 pm EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
7
9
26
10
12
7
29

Statistics

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PP
PIM
1 / 6
12
1 / 5
14

Game Story

DEFENDING CHAMPION CANADA LOSES 3-2 TO DAVOS AT SPENGLER CUP

DAVOS, Switzerland – If Canada wants to repeat as Spengler Cup champion, it's going to happen the hard way.

Andres Ambühl scored the winning goal late in the third period as host HC Davos beat Canada 3-2 Saturday.

Canada falls to 1-1 and must now play the Rochester Americans in a quarter-final on Sunday. If they win that, they'll play a semifinal Monday night for a chance to advance to Tuesday's final, which takes place at noon local time.

“It looks like Mount Everest, but you just take it a game at a time and inch your way forward,” Canada coach Doug Shedden said.

Marcus Paulsson and Peter Guggisberg also scored for Davos, while Mika Noronen made 24 saves.

Darren Haydar and Maxim Noreau had Canada's goals. Allen York stopped 20 of 23 shots.

It looked like it was going to be a relatively easy win for Davos when Ambühl's goal gave the hosts a 3-1 lead with less than three minutes to go in regulation.

But Canada kept up the pressure, and Noreau made it a one-goal game with less than two minutes to go.

Canada pressed for the tying goal but was unable to beat Noronen. Ritchie had a chance at the tying goal with just over a minute left, but he was unable to contain the puck with an open net to shoot at.

“Davos is a speedy team. They've got all kinds of skill level,” Shedden said. “You're not going to beat them in their rink unless you play 60 minutes and we were a little disappointed in our first half of the game.

“We were playing the neutral zone game a bit too much maybe because they are so fast and we were trying to respect their speed, then in the third period we said lets go for it and put the pressure on them and it seemed to pay dividends for us. But a little bit too late.”

After a scoreless period, Davos used their speed to assert themselves with two goals in the second. Paulsson opened the scoring at 7:19 of the second period, then Guggisberg put Davos up 2-0 at 11:43.

Canada made a game of it, with Haydar narrowing the lead to 2-1 4:45 into the third. But after Ambühl restored Davos's two-goal lead at 17:01, Canada was unable to bridge the gap.

Shedden expects a different challenge Sunday from the Americans, who are the Buffalo Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate.

“It's going to be a more North American style of game,” Shedden said. “You're going to see a lot more of a physical game tomorrow night. Obviously we have a much older team and they're young up-and-coming stars in the NHL.

“The bottom line is we've got to find a way to win.”

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Schneeberger
Slashing minor (2:00)
05:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Joel Kwiatkowski
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
05:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Dino Wieser
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
08:17
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Marcus Paulsson

Assists: Niklas Persson
07:19
GOAL
Goal: Peter Guggisberg

Assists: Enzo Corvi
11:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Micki DuPont
Roughing minor (2:00)
11:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Dino Wieser
Roughing minor (2:00)
11:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Bell
Roughing minor (2:00)
15:31
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Andres Ambuhl
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
00:31
GOAL
Goal: Darren Haydar

Assists: Byron Ritchie, Jason Williams
04:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Walser
Slashing minor (2:00)
05:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett McLean
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Glen Metropolit
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
11:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Joel Kwiatkowski
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
16:39
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Andres Ambuhl

Assists: Beat Forster
17:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicklas Danielsson
Slashing minor (2:00)
17:45
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Maxim Noreau

Assists: Byron Ritchie
18:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Marcus Paulsson
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
19:33

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Allen York CAN 57 29 26 3 0.897
Mika Noronen DAV 60 26 24 2 0.923

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
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

Previous Games

5 - 6 L vs. HC Genève-ServetteGEN
Dec 30, 2013
4 - 5 L vs. CSKA MoscowMOS
Dec 30, 2013
6 - 3 W vs. Rochester AmericansROC
Dec 29, 2013
3 - 2 W vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 28, 2013
2 - 3 L @ HC DavosDAV
Dec 28, 2013
5 - 1 W @ HC Vitkovice SteelVIT
Dec 27, 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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