2016-17 National Men's Team

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2017 IIHF World Championship
Game #4
Preliminary
Final
May 5, 2017 2:15 pm EDT
AccorHotels Arena
Paris, FRA

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
11
8
29
9
11
8
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
6
1 / 3
10

Game Story

CANADA OPENS GOLD MEDAL DEFENCE WITH WIN OVER CZECHS

JASON LA ROSE

PARIS, France – Tyson Barrie (Victoria, B.C./Colorado, NHL) and Jeff Skinner (Toronto, Ont./Carolina, NHL) had a goal and an assist apiece, helping Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 4-1 win over the Czech Republic on Friday in the opener for both at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

Canada, the two-time defending world champion, has now won 20 of its last 21 games at the tournament, and has won five in a row against the Czechs, dating back to the 2010 worlds.

The European side had the edge early, outshooting Canada 10-4, but goaltender Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg, Man./Colorado, NHL) made a handful of big stops to keep the Czechs off the scoreboard.

The Canadians got the scoring started just past the six-minute mark, with Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./Winnipeg, NHL) doing the work behind the net before centering for Ryan O’Reilly (Varna, Ont./Buffalo, NHL), whose quick shot beat Czech netminder Petr Mrazek for a 1-0 lead.

Mike Matheson (Pointe-Claire, Que./Florida, NHL) doubled the advantage just 55 seconds into the second period, beating Mrazek with a point shot through a maze of bodies on a Canadian power play.

Pickard was the story through 40 minutes, turning aside all 21 shots he faced in the first two periods.

The Czechs finally solved him on a power play at 12:41 of the third, with Lukas Radil knocking in a rebound after Jan Kovar hit the post, but Barrie one-timed in a pass from Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) to restore the two-goal advantage just over two minutes later.

The Konecny line, along with Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Tampa Bay, NHL) and Mitch Marner (Thornhill, Ont./Toronto, NHL), was arguably the most dangerous for the Canadians, despite the trio being just a combined 61 years old.

Skinner capped the scoring in the final minute, finding the empty net with Mrazek on the bench.

The Canadians are off Saturday before returning to the ice Sunday at AccorHotels Arena to face off against Slovenia (6:15 a.m. ET/3:15 a.m. PT). It will be just the fourth meeting between the teams at worlds, with Canada having won the previous three.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Ryan O'Reilly

Assists: Mark Scheifele, Tyson Barrie
06:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Radko Gudas
Roughing (2:00)
09:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Claude Giroux
High-Sticking (2:00)
09:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan MacKinnon
Interference (2:00)
14:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Matheson
High-Sticking (2:00)
16:11
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Michael Matheson (power play)

Assists: Jeff Skinner, Claude Giroux
00:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Zohorna Tomas
High-Sticking (2:00)
12:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Michal Kempny
Hooking (2:00)
19:42
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Morrissey
Hooking (2:00)
02:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Killorn
Slashing (2:00)
10:46
GOAL
Goal: Lukas Radil (power play)

Assists: Jan Kovar, Jakub Voracek
12:41
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Barrie

Assists: Travis Konecny, Claude Giroux
14:50
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Petr Mrazek

17:25
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Petr Mrazek

18:52
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Jeff Skinner

19:18
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Petr Mrazek

19:18

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Petr Mrazek CZE 59 27 24 3 0.889
Calvin Pickard CAN 60 29 28 1 0.966

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

0 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
May 18, 2017
1 - 2 L @ SwedenSWE
May 21, 2017
1 - 3 L @ SwitzerlandSUI
May 16, 2017
4 - 2 W v RussiaRUS
May 20, 2017
5 - 2 W v FranceFRA
May 14, 2017
2 - 1 W v GermanyGER
May 18, 2017
Videos
Photos
2018-19 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 0 (Game 3)
Szabados stopped all 38 shots to help Canada win the Rivalry Series.
2018-19 NWT: CAN 4 – USA 3 (Game 2)
Poulin and Rattray had 1G 1A each to help Canada even the series.
2018-19 NWT: USA 1 – CAN 0 (Game 1)
Maschmeyer made 20 saves, but Canada was blanked in the opener.
2019 U18WWC: CAN 3 – USA 2 (OT) (Gold Medal)
Wheeler scored 1:34 into OT, giving Canada its 5th gold medal.
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