2017-18 National Men's Team

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2017 Channel One Cup
Game #6
Round Robin
Final
December 16, 2017 9:00 am EST
VTB Arena
Moscow, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
5
3
15
3
7
6
16

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
16
1 / 5
33

Game Story

CANADA BLANKED IN FINALE AT CHANNEL ONE CUP

JASON LA ROSE

MOSCOW, Russia - Ben Scrivens (Spruce Grove, Alta./Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL) finished with 14 saves, but Canada's National Men's Team couldn't find the back of the net in a 2-0 loss to Russia to finish the 2017 Channel One Cup on Saturday.

The game was the definition of a defensive struggle; the teams combined for just 31 shots on goal, with the Russians holding a narrow 16-15 advantage.

Canada carried the play in the first period, outshooting Russia 7-3 thanks in large part to a five-minute power play midway through the opening frame, but Vasily Koshechkin was up to the task in the Russian goal, keeping the game scoreless into the intermission.

A back-and-forth second period was dominated by the goaltenders, with Scrivens and Koshechkin going save-for-save to preserve the scoreless tie into the final 20 minutes.

The tournament hosts finally broke through on the power play early in the third; Nikita Gusev set up Nikita Nesterov, who ripped a one-timer short-side on Scrivens from the face-off dot.

The insurance marker came seven minutes later, with Sergey Plotnikov and Vladislav Gavrikov playing give and go before Plotnikov beat a sprawling Scrivens to make it 2-0.

Canada finished with a win and two losses in its second-to-last tournament ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. It will return to the ice later this month for the Spengler Cup, opening the annual event against Czech side Mountfield HK on Boxing Day in Davos, Switzerland.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Kozun
Roughing (2:00)
02:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Yegor Yakovlev
Roughing (2:00)
02:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexey Marchenko
Hooking (2:00)
04:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
Tripping (2:00)
07:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric O’Dell
Roughing (2:00)
07:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Vadim Shipachyov
Checking from Behind - Major (5:00)
07:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Vadim Shipachyov
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
07:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Frattin
Hooking (2:00)
11:36
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxim Noreau
Slashing (2:00)
01:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Shawn Lalonde
Cross-Checking (2:00)
08:39
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: René Bourque
Roughing (2:00)
01:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Ellison
Tripping (2:00)
01:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Sergey Kalinin
Roughing (2:00)
01:39
GOAL
Goal: Nikita Nesterov (power play)

Assists: Nikita Gusev
02:24
GOAL
Goal: Sergey Plotnikov

Assists: Vladislav Gavrikov, Ilya Kovalchuk
09:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Dinar Khafizullin
Slashing (2:00)
10:08

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Ben Scrivens CAN 58 16 14 2 0.875
Vasily Koshechkin RUS 60 15 15 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 2 - SV - 14 - SAV% - 0.875
GA 0 - SV - 15 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

0 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 16, 2017
3 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Dec 17, 2017
1 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2017
2 - 0 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 16, 2017
4 - 2 W v South KoreaKOR
Dec 13, 2017
3 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Dec 14, 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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