2017-18 National Men's Team

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2017 Sochi Hockey Open
Game #3
Preliminary
Final (OT)
August 6, 2017 6:00 am EDT
Bolshoi Sport Palace
Sochi, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
10
3
9
1
23
10
9
2
2
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 7
6
0 / 3
24

Game Story

BLACKER GETS OT WINNER, CANADA WINS SOCHI OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

SOCHI, Russia – Jesse Blacker (Toronto, Ont./Kunlun Red Star, KHL) scored 1:36 into overtime, sending Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 1-0 win over HC Sochi on Sunday in its curtain-raiser at the 2017 Sochi Hockey Open.

Off a won face-off in the offensive zone the puck made its way from Justin Azevedo (West Lorne, Ont./Ak Bars Kazan, KHL) to Blacker, whose shot hit a Sochi stick and beat goaltender Konstantin Barulin under the crossbar for the game-winner.

Justin Peters (Blythe, Ont./Dinamo Riga, KHL) earned the 23-save shutout in the Canadian goal, backstopping the penalty-kill unit to a perfect seven-for-seven performance.

The teams traded chances in the first period, with the best Canadian opportunity coming off the stick of Bud Holloway (Wapella, Sask./Skellefteå AIK, SHL); he corralled a puck off the end-boards, but fired his shot into the side of the net.

Canada was unlucky not to open the scoring early in the second. Mason Raymond (Cochrane, Alta./SC Bern, NLA) hit a pair of posts and Brandon Kozun (Calgary, Alta./Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL) was denied by the glove of Barulin on a penalty shot, all within the first five minutes of the middle frame.

Eric O’Dell (Ottawa, Ont./HC Sochi, KHL) added a third Canadian post later in the period, and the game went to the second intermission scoreless.

It was more of the same in the third period with the Canadians killing off two more Sochi power plays, although the tournament hosts never seemed to really test Peters.

Canada controlled the puck for almost all of overtime, leading up to the Blacker winner.

A spot in the championship game will be on the line Monday when Canada takes on Russia in its second and final preliminary round game (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Rob Klinkhammer
Hit to the Head (2:00)
03:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Rob Klinkhammer
Hit to the Head - Misconduct (10:00)
03:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Yuri Alexandrov
Roughing (2:00)
12:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonathan Sigalet
Interference (2:00)
18:18
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jesse Blacker
Interference (2:00)
02:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Gilbert Brulé
Boarding (2:00)
08:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Padakin
Interference (2:00)
10:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Rob Klinkhammer
Boarding (2:00)
15:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Garbutt
High-Sticking (2:00)
19:12
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonathan Sigalet
Holding (2:00)
05:34
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Ben Maxwell)
Too Many Players (2:00)
12:45
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Jesse Blacker

Assists: Justin Azevedo
01:36

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Konstantin Barulin SOC 61 23 22 1 0.957
Justin Peters CAN 61 23 23 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 1 - SV - 22 - SAV% - 0.957
GA 0 - SV - 23 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ Kunlun Red StarKRS
Aug 8, 2017
3 - 1 W v Metallurg MagnitogorskMAG
Aug 9, 2017
0 - 1 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 6, 2017
2 - 3 L v RussiaRUS
Aug 7, 2017
1 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 5, 2017
1 - 0 W v HC SochiSOC
Aug 6, 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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