2015-16 National Men's Team

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2016 IIHF World Championship
Game #56
Final
May 17, 2016 1:15 pm AST
Yublieyny Ice Palace
St. Petersburg, RUS

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
8
5
8
21
5
7
7
19

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
12
0 / 5
4

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO FINLAND, FINISHES SECOND IN GROUP B

WENDY GRAVES

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Despite outshooting its opposition and being perfect on the penalty kill, Canada’s National Men’s Team fell 4-0 to Finland on Tuesday to finish second in Group B at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

The loss ended Canada’s 16-game winning streak at the men’s worlds. It also marked the first time the team had been shut out since 2006, when it lost 5-0 to Finland in the bronze medal game.

After allowing only four goals in its previous six games, Canada gave up as many to a Finnish team that completed the preliminary round 7-0-0-0.

Canada went 6-0-0-1 and now faces Sweden in the quarter-finals.

There was a sense this could be a low-scoring game; coming in Canada and Finland had surrendered a combined 10 goals in 12 games.

Canada did its best to put Finland on its heels early, firing six shots on net over the first four minutes. Its tournament-best penalty kill – operating at a 94 percent success rate – didn’t allow Finland to set up anything in the offensive zone on its first man-advantage.

The Canadians went five for five on the penalty kill. It was at even strength where things went wrong.

A three-goal second period gave Finland control of the game.

Lack of communication deep in the Canadian zone led to the first Finnish goal. Cam Talbot (Caledonia, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) played the puck behind his net, unaware of a forechecking Mikko Rantanen closing in on him. Rantenen sent the puck to the point for Tommi Kivisto, who took a few strides in from the blue line and beat Talbot with a shot through traffic.

It marked the first time Canada had trailed at the worlds since its opening game against the United States.

Ten minutes later Leo Komarov’s shot from just inside the face-off circle went under Talbot’s glove arm and trickled over the goal line.

Less than three minutes after that the lead was three. Mika Pyorala sent a centering pass to Sebastian Aho. Aho hit the post, but Pyorala followed the play and put the puck into the open net.

Finland added one more early in the third. Talbot stopped Pyorala’s shot from the wing, but sent a big rebound out to Jamo Koskiranta.

Canada finally got a power play opportunity of its own 8:21 into the third period, but was unable to use the man-advantage to break up Mikko Koskinen’s shutout.

Canada outshot Finland 21-19.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Derick Brassard
Slashing minor (2:00)
13:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Brad Marchand
Roughing minor (2:00)
19:33
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tommi Kivisto

Assists: Mikko Rantanen
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor McDavid
Tripping minor (2:00)
07:57
GOAL
Goal: Leo Komarov

Assists: Mikael Granlund
16:03
GOAL
Goal: Mika Pyorala

Assists: Sebastian Aho
18:50
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jarno Koskiranta

Assists: Mika Pyorala
02:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikko Koivu
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
08:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Mark Scheifele
Roughing minor (2:00)
10:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Antti Pihlstrom
Roughing minor (2:00)
10:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Gallagher
Tripping minor (2:00)
12:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Corey Perry
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Cam Talbot CAN 60 19 15 4 0.789
Mikko Koskinen FIN 60 21 21 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 4 - SVS - 15 - SV% - 0.789
GA 0 - SVS - 21 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 0 W vs. FinlandFIN
May 22, 2016
0 - 2 L @ CanadaCAN
May 22, 2016
4 - 3 W @ United StatesUSA
May 21, 2016
3 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
May 21, 2016
6 - 0 W @ SwedenSWE
May 19, 2016
5 - 1 W @ DenmarkDEN
May 19, 2016
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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