2017-18 National Men's Team

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2017 Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
August 16, 2017 12:30 pm EDT
Yublieyny Ice Palace
St. Petersburg, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
6
11
25
12
11
8
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
6
0 / 3
12

Game Story

CANADA BLANKED BY HOSTS AT PUCHKOV TOURNEY

JASON LA ROSE

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Ben Scrivens (Spruce Grove, Alta./Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL) was solid in a 22-save performance, but Canada’s National Men’s Team went without a goal in a 3-0 loss to SKA St. Petersburg in the final preliminary-round game for both Wednesday at the 2017 Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov.

The loss evens Canada’s round-robin record at 1-1, and means it will face SKA Neva in the third-place game on Thursday (7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT).

Canada had the edge in shots on goal in the first period, 12-8, but the game reached the intermission scoreless. It was the KHL side with the best chances; Viktor Tikhonov had a goal called back on a high-stick, and Maxim Karpov beat Scrivens but not the post late in the opening frame.

It was much of the same in the second period, with Canada outshooting St. Petersburg 11-6, but Scrivens and SKA counterpart Igor Shestyorkin kept it a 0-0 game for much of the middle stanza.

Penalty trouble doomed the Canadians in the dying minutes of the second period, and the tournament hosts finally broke through with just seven seconds left when Patrick Hersley hammered a slap shot through the legs of Scrivens with SKA on a two-man advantage.

Canada pressed for the tying goal in the third period but couldn’t find a way past Shestyorkin, who finished with 31 saves.

Nikita Gusev doubled the St. Petersburg lead midway through the period when his one-timer hit a Canadian stick and beat Scrivens over the shoulder, and Tikhonov found the empty net with 1:53 left to cap the scoring.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonathan Matsumoto
Holding the Stick (2:00)
10:37
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Ilya Kovalchuk)
Too Many Players (2:00)
04:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Dinar Khafizullin
Hooking (2:00)
14:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Paul Szczechura
Hooking (2:00)
17:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Shawn Lalonde
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Scrivens (Served by Derek Roy)
Roughing (2:00)
19:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Scrivens (Served by Derek Roy)
Tripping (2:00)
19:39
GOAL
Goal: Patrick Hersley (power play)

Assists: Ilya Kovalchuk, Anton Belov
19:53
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nikita Gusev

Assists: Maxim Karpov, Maxim Chudinov
09:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Sergei Plotnikov
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:18
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Viktor Tikhonov

Assists: Ilya Kablukov
18:07
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ben Scrivens

18:08
PENALTY
Penalty:
Too Many Players (2:00)
19:42

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Igor Shestyorkin SKA 60 31 31 0 1.000
Ben Scrivens CAN 59 24 22 2 0.917

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 31 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 2 - SV - 22 - SAV% - 0.917
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

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