2017-18 National Men's Team

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2017 Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
August 15, 2017 8:00 am EDT
Yublieyny Ice Palace
St. Petersburg, RUS

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1
2
2
1
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
4
7
17
9
14
6
29

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
12
3 / 5
12

Game Story

POWER PLAY LEADS CANADA TO WIN IN PUCHKOV OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Taylor Beck (Niagara Falls, Ont./Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, KHL) paced the offence with two goals and an assist, and Canada’s National Men’s Team opened the Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov with a 5-1 win over HC Sochi on Tuesday.

It’s the second win for Canada over Sochi in nine days; it posted a 1-0 overtime victory on Aug. 6 in the opening game for both at the Sochi Hockey Open.

The power-play was key for the Canadians, who got man-advantage goals from Beck, Jonathan Matsumoto (Ottawa, Ont./EHC München, DEL) and Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Man./EHC Biel-Bienne, NLA) in a span of nine minutes to pull away late in the second period and early in the third.

Beck opened the scoring at 6:38, keeping on a two-on-one and wiring a shot over the glove of Sochi goaltender Konstantin Barulin, and Sean Collins (Saskatoon, Sask./HC Sochi, KHL) jammed in the 2-0 goal from the side of the net midway through the opening frame.

Canada held a one-sided advantage in shots on goal in the second period, 14-4, but the KHL side got one back on a power play of its own when Ilya Khokhlov hammered a point shot past goaltender Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que.) at 13:20.

The Canadian power play took over from there; Beck was first at 16:08, walking out of the corner and finding room upstairs on the short-side on Barulin.

Matsumoto knocked in a rebound just 49 seconds later, sending Canada to the second intermission up 4-1.

Micflikier added to the lead five minutes into the third period, getting his stick on a point shot from Marc-André Gragnani (L’Île-Bizard, Que./HC Dinamo Minsk, KHL), providing the final margin of victory.

Canada is right back to action Wednesday (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT), taking on host SKA St. Petersburg in its second and final preliminary-round game.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Beck

06:38
GOAL
Goal: Sean Collins

Assists: Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Jonathan Matsumoto
10:01
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric O'Dell
Hooking (2:00)
03:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Gordon
Tripping (2:00)
12:57
GOAL
Goal: Ilya Khokhlov (power play)

Assists: Evgeniy Lapenkov, Egor Morozov
13:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Vadim Shchegolkov
Roughing (2:00)
15:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Shawn Lalonde
Roughing (2:00)
15:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Yury Alexandrov
Tripping (2:00)
15:39
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Beck (power play)

16:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Ruslan Pedan
Hooking (2:00)
16:17
GOAL
Goal: Jonathan Matsumoto (power play)

Assists: Mat Robinson, Sean Collins
16:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Beck
Slashing (2:00)
19:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Shawn Lalonde
Tripping (2:00)
19:04
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Vadim Khomitskiy
Kneeing (2:00)
04:29
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Micflikier (power play)

Assists: Marc-Andre Gragnani, Taylor Beck
05:02
PENALTY
Penalty: David McIntyre
Cross-Checking (2:00)
08:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonathan Matsumoto
Hooking (2:00)
13:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Ilya Khokhlov
Hooking (2:00)
13:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Konstantin Barulin SOC 60 29 24 5 0.828
Kevin Poulin CAN 60 17 16 1 0.941

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 3 L @ Severstal CherepovetsCHE
Aug 17, 2017
4 - 0 W v SKA Neva NEV
Aug 17, 2017
1 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 15, 2017
0 - 3 L v SKA St. PetersburgSKA
Aug 16, 2017
1 - 3 L v SKA St. PetersburgSKA
Aug 14, 2017
5 - 1 W v HC SochiSOC
Aug 15, 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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