2017-18 National Men's Team

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2018 IIHF World Championship
Game #20
Preliminary
Final
May 7, 2018 2:15 pm EDT
Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, DEN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
2
3
2
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
5
8
15
14
10
7
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
6
2 / 3
6

Game Story

CANADA TOPS HOSTS FOR SECOND WORLDS WIN

JESSICA GOWANS

HERNING, Denmark – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Burnaby, B.C./Edmonton, NHL) scored twice, Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) added three assists and Canada’s National Men’s Team cruised to a 7-1 over Denmark on Monday at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

It was another offence-heavy performance from Canada; Josh Bailey (Bowmanville, Ont./New York Islanders, NHL) had a goal and an assist, Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./New York Islanders, NHL) and Brayden Schenn (Saskatoon, Sask./St. Louis, NHL) had a pair of helpers each, and 13 skaters recorded at least a point.

For the second game in a row, Canada took an early lead. Bailey took a Barzal pass and wired it home from the slot for a power-play goal at 8:25 of the first period, and Aaron Ekblad (Belle River, Ont./Florida, NHL), scored what turned out to be the game-winner less than three minutes later on a rocket from the point.

Three goals in three minutes put the game out of reach in the second period. Jordan Eberle (Regina, Sask./New York Islanders, NHL) was first, corralling a McDavid rebound and roofing it home on the power play at 4:16.

Bailey fed a gorgeous cross-ice pass to Ryan O’Reilly (Varna, Ont./Buffalo, NHL), who made no mistake and tucked it past Danish netminder Sebastian Dahm at 6:53, and Nugent-Hopkins added the 5-0 goal just 24 seconds after that.

Nugent-Hopkins cleaned up a scramble in front of the net for his second of the game seven minutes into the third period, before Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Colorado, NHL) finished off the scoring for Canada with under two minutes left.

Curtis McElhinney (London, Ont./Toronto, NHL) was nearly perfect for the second game in a row, finishing with 14 saves. Only a shot through traffic by Jesper Jensen Aabo midway through the third period spoiled the shutout.

Canada has a two-day break, and will be back in action looking for its third win in a row Thursday against Norway (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Joel Edmundson
Elbowing (2:00)
03:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Emil Kristensen
Hooking (2:00)
06:34
GOAL
Goal: Josh Bailey (power play)

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Brayden Schenn
08:25
GOAL
Goal: Aaron Ekblad

Assists: Connor McDavid, Jaden Schwartz
11:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Julian Jakobsen
High-Sticking (2:00)
19:07
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Morten Madsen
Slashing (2:00)
02:35
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Eberle (power play)

Assists: Connor McDavid, Colton Parayko
04:16
GOAL
Goal: Ryan O’Reilly

Assists: Josh Bailey, Brayden Schenn
06:53
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

07:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Beauvillier
Tripping (2:00)
08:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Aaron Ekblad
Boarding (2:00)
15:28
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Assists: Connor McDavid, Thomas Chabot
06:43
GOAL
Goal: Aabo Jesper Jensen

Assists: Oliver Lauridsen
11:53
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Jost

Assists: Darnell Nurse, Mathew Barzal
18:10

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Sebastian Dahm DEN 60 31 24 7 0.774
Curtis McElhinney CAN 60 15 14 1 0.933

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

0 - 1 L @ LatviaLAT
May 15, 2018
1 - 4 L v United StatesUSA
May 20, 2018
3 - 1 W v South KoreaKOR
May 12, 2018
2 - 3 L v SwitzerlandSUI
May 19, 2018
3 - 0 W v NorwayNOR
May 11, 2018
5 - 4 W @ RussiaRUS
May 17, 2018
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.