2016-17 National Men's Team

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2017 IIHF World Championship
Game #12
Preliminary
Final
May 7, 2017 6:15 am EDT
AccorHotels Arena
Paris, FRA

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
1
2
3
3
1
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
5
3
14
19
15
17
51

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
8
1 / 6
8

Game Story

MACKINNON SCORES THREE, CANADA TOPS SLOVENIA AT WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

PARIS, France – Nathan MacKinnon (Cole Harbour, N.S./Colorado, NHL) had a hat trick, and added an assist for good measure, leading Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 7-2 win over Slovenia on Sunday at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

The win is the second in as many tries for Canada at worlds, and temporarily gives it sole possession of first place in Group B, although Finland and Norway can keep pace with victories later in the day.

Tyson Barrie (Victoria, B.C./Colorado, NHL) had a goal and three assists to join MacKinnon with four points, Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) chipped in with three helpers, and Mitch Marner (Thornhill, Ont./Toronto, NHL) and Jeff Skinner (Toronto, Ont./Carolina, NHL) recorded a goal and an assist each.

Barrie got the Canadians on the board early; Wayne Simmonds (Scarborough, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) left the puck at the blue-line for the Canadian defender, who got a wrist shot through bodies and over the glove of Slovenian goaltender Gasper Kroselj at the 4:30 mark.

MacKinnon poked in a loose puck to make it 2-0 at 14:36, and Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Tampa Bay, NHL) banked a centering pass off a skate and past Kroselj less than two minutes later to send Canada to the dressing room up 3-0.

MacKinnon took over early in the second period, finishing his hat trick before the clock hit six minutes.

He let Claude Giroux (Hearst, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) do the work on his second goal, knocking in a rebound just shy of the five-minute mark of the middle frame to make it 4-0, and absolutely wired a wrist shot by Kroselj on the power play just 59 seconds later.

Jan Mursak finally put a puck past Canadian netminder Chad Johnson (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, NHL) late in the second period to get Slovenia on the board, but Marner outwaited Kroselj to restore the five-goal advantage and make it a 6-1 game after 40 minutes.

The teams traded goals in the third period; Skinner got a fortuitous bounce off a Slovenian stick to push the lead to 7-1 at 7:07, before Jan Urbas finished the scoring with 2:05 left.

Canada held Slovenia to just eight shots on goal in the final two period, and had a 51-14 advantage overall.

The Canadians are right back to action on Monday, returning to the ice at AccorHotels to meet Belarus (10:15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT). Canada has never lost in nine all-time meetings at worlds, allowing only three goals in the last five games.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Mursak
Hooking (2:00)
01:24
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Barrie

Assists: Wayne Simmonds, Travis Konecny
04:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Matheson
Hooking (2:00)
04:59
GOAL
Goal: Nathan MacKinnon

Assists: Jeff Skinner, Tyson Barrie
14:36
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Point

Assists: Travis Konecny
16:14
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nathan MacKinnon

Assists: Claude Giroux, Calvin de Haan
04:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Mursak
High-Sticking (2:00)
05:14
GOAL
Goal: Nathan MacKinnon (power play)

Assists: Mitchell Marner, Tyson Barrie
05:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan MacKinnon
Slashing (2:00)
08:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Jason Demers
Holding (2:00)
09:23
GOAL
Goal: Jan Mursak

Assists: Robert Sabolic, Klemen Pretnar
15:44
GOAL
Goal: Mitchell Marner

Assists: Travis Konecny
17:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Bostjan Golicic
Diving (2:00)
17:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Calvin de Haan
Interference (2:00)
17:48
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jeff Skinner

Assists: Nathan MacKinnon, Tyson Barrie
07:07
PENALTY
Penalty: David Rodman
Hooking (2:00)
14:42
GOAL
Goal: Jan Urbas

Assists: Ales Kranjc, Klemen Pretnar
17:55

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Gasper Kroselj SLO 60 51 44 7 0.863
Chad Johnson CAN 60 14 12 2 0.857

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 3 - Assists 1 - Points 4
G 3 - A 1 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3

Previous Games

1 - 4 L v FranceFRA
May 15, 2017
1 - 2 L @ SwedenSWE
May 21, 2017
2 - 5 L @ BelarusBLR
May 13, 2017
4 - 2 W v RussiaRUS
May 20, 2017
1 - 5 L v Czech Republic CZE
May 12, 2017
2 - 1 W v GermanyGER
May 18, 2017
Videos
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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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