2016-17 National Men's Team

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2017 IIHF World Championship
Game #18
Preliminary
Final
May 8, 2017 10:15 am EDT
AccorHotels Arena
Paris, FRA

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
1
2
3
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
3
6
13
11
15
19
45

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
12
1 / 6
6

Game Story

PICKARD STOPS 13, CANADA BLANKS BELARUS AT WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

PARIS, France – Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg, Man./Colorado, NHL) turned aside all 13 shots he faced to earn the shutout, helping Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 6-0 win over Belarus as preliminary-round play continued Monday at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

The Canadians remain perfect through three games, and sit alone atop Group B.

Nathan MacKinnon (Cole Harbour, N.S./Colorado, NHL) and Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Tampa Bay, NHL) had two goals apiece for Canada, Jeff Skinner (Toronto, Ont./Carolina, NHL) added a goal and two assists, and Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) and Mitch Marner (Thornhill, Ont./Toronto, NHL) chipped in with two helpers each.

Just as they did in each of their first two games, Canada struck early; Point one-timed a feed from Marner past goaltender Mikhail Karnaukhov just past the five-minute mark to give the Canadians all the offence they would need.

MacKinnon, who had a hat trick in a win over Slovenia on Sunday, took over with a pair of goals in the second period.

He doubled the Canadian advantage to 2-0 at 4:20 with an absolute bullet on the power play, wiring a wrist shot past a screened Karnaukhov, and jammed in the 3-0 goal at 15:21 after a centering pass from Skinner hit a skate and ricocheted into the crease.

Skinner scored his third goal in three games at 7:01 of the third period, taking a pass from MacKinnon and roofing a shot from in close, and Claude Giroux (Hearst, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) pushed the lead to 5-0 just a few seconds after a Canadian power play had ended, burying the rebound of a Skinner shot.

Point capped the scoring with just over five minutes left, pulling the puck around a sliding defenceman before whipping a quick shot past Karnaukhov.

Pickard was rarely tested in the Canadian goal; he made four saves in the first period, three in the second and six more in the third to record his second international shutout; he blanked France at worlds last year.

Canada will enjoy a few days off before returning to the ice to meet the French on Thursday (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT). The Canadians have won 10 of 12 all-time meetings with the co-hosts, including each of the last two years.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Point

Assists: Mitchell Marner, Travis Konecny
05:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Marner
Tripping (2:00)
15:54
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Yevgeni Kovyrshin
High-Sticking (2:00)
01:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Artyom Volkov
Hooking (2:00)
04:06
GOAL
Goal: Nathan MacKinnon (power play)

Assists: Mitchell Marner, Tyson Barrie
04:20
GOAL
Goal: Nathan MacKinnon

Assists: Jeff Skinner, Claude Giroux
15:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristian Khenkel
Holding (2:00)
15:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Roman Graborenko
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:43
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oleg Yevenko
High-Sticking (2:00)
01:04
GOAL
Goal: Jeff Skinner

Assists: Nathan MacKinnon, Michael Matheson
07:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Vorobei
Delay of Game (2:00)
08:11
GOAL
Goal: Claude Giroux

Assists: Jeff Skinner, Josh Morrissey
10:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Travis Konecny
Boarding (2:00)
12:28
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Point

Assists: Travis Konecny, Marc-Edouard Vlasic
14:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Marner
Tripping (2:00)
18:49

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Mikhail Karnaukhov BLR 60 45 39 6 0.867
Calvin Pickard CAN 60 13 13 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 6 - SV - 39 - SAV% - 0.867
GA 0 - SV - 13 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3

Previous Games

4 - 3 W @ NorwayNOR
May 16, 2017
1 - 2 L @ SwedenSWE
May 21, 2017
5 - 2 W v SloveniaSLO
May 13, 2017
4 - 2 W v RussiaRUS
May 20, 2017
3 - 4 L v FranceFRA
May 12, 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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