2017-18 National Men's Team

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2017 Channel One Cup
Game #1
Round Robin
Final
December 13, 2017 11:30 am EST
VTB Arena
Moscow, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
4
2
10
23
22
12
57

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
10
1 / 5
2

Game Story

CANADA COMES BACK TO OPEN CHANNEL ONE WITH WIN

JASON LA ROSE

MOSCOW, Russia - Marc-André Gragnani (L'Île-Bizard, Que./HC Dinamo Minsk, KHL) and Wojtek Wolski (Toronto, Ont./Kunlun Red Star, KHL) scored 1:42 midway through the second period to turn a one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead and help Canada's National Men's Team to a 4-2 win over South Korea in its first game Wednesday at the 2017 Channel One Cup.

Canada held a decided 57-10 advantage in shots on goal, but found itself in a tight game into the final minute thanks to the play of Canadian-born goaltender Matthew Dalton, who made 53 saves for the Koreans.

Matt Frattin (Edmonton, Alta./Barys Astana, KHL) needed less than three minutes to open the scoring, jumping on a turnover deep in the Korean zone and beating Dalton to the near post with a backhand to put the Canadians up 1-0.

Sang Wook Kim answered for the Olympic hosts at 5:01, jamming a rebound past goaltender Ben Scrivens (Spruce Grove, Alta./Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL), and redirected in a shot from Michael Testwuide at 17:44 to send Korea to the dressing room with a surprising 2-1 lead.

Gragnani capitalized on a power play to draw Canada even just past the midway mark of the second period, getting a point shot through traffic and past Dalton, and Wolski took a short feed from captain Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Linköping HC, SHL) and went post and in to put the red-and-white ahead for good.

The Canadians held Korea to just three shots in the third period, but couldn't get another puck past Dalton.

Quinton Howden (Oakbank, Man./HC Dinamo Minsk, KHL) finished the scoring into an empty net with 32.5 seconds left to provide the final margin of victory.

Canada returns to the ice at VTB Arena on Friday (11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT) when it takes on the Czech Republic in the second of three round-robin games. It closes out its schedule Saturday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT) against the host Russians.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Matt Frattin

02:57
GOAL
Goal: Sang Wook Kim

Assists: Ki Sung Kim
05:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Swift
Face-off Violation (2:00)
11:37
GOAL
Goal: Sang Wook Kim

Assists: Michael Testwuide, Ki Sung Kim
17:44
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Testwuide
Tripping (2:00)
04:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Brock Radunske
Face-off Violation (2:00)
09:43
GOAL
Goal: Marc-Andre Gragnani (power play)

Assists: Matt Ellison, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
10:19
GOAL
Goal: Wojtek Wolski

Assists: Derek Roy, Mat Robinson
12:01
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Woo Sang Park
Tripping (2:00)
14:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Després
Tripping (2:00)
18:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Woo Sang Park
Slashing (2:00)
18:17
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Quinton Howden

19:28
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Matthew Dalton

19:28

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Matthew Dalton KOR 59 56 53 3 0.946
Ben Scrivens CAN 60 10 8 2 0.800

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 5 L v SwedenSWE
Dec 16, 2017
0 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 16, 2017
1 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Dec 15, 2017
1 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2017
2 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 13, 2017
4 - 2 W v South KoreaKOR
Dec 13, 2017
Videos
Photos
2018 Spengler Cup: KUO 2 – CAN 1 SO (Championship)
Winnik scored, but Canada was edged in an eight-round shootout.
2018 Spengler Cup: CAN 4 – NUR 2 (Semifinal)
Boychuk had 2G 1A in the first 13 minutes to send Canada to the final.
2018 Spengler Cup: CAN 6 – NUR 2 (Preliminary)
Fabbro scored a pair of goals to lead Canada into the semifinals.
2018 Spengler Cup: CAN 2 – DAV 1 (Preliminary)
Boychuk and D’Agostini scored, and Canada hung on to edge the hosts.
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