2017-18 National Men's Team

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2018 IIHF World Championship
Game #50
Preliminary
Final (OT)
May 14, 2018 2:15 pm EDT
Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning, DEN

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
4
9
2
0
15
10
12
9
2
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
4
0 / 2
4

Game Story

CANADA EDGES LATVIA IN OVERTIME THRILLER

JESSICA GOWANS

HERNING, Denmark – Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) scored the overtime winner 46 seconds into the extra frame to lead Canada to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Latvia on Monday at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

After dancing through the defence, McDavid’s initial shot in overtime was stopped by Latvian netminder Kristers Gudslevskis with a desperation kick save. McDavid corralled his own rebound in midair and batted it into the net for the winner.

With the goal, McDavid has 11 points in six games, which leads Team Canada and puts him in a tie for fourth in tournament scoring with Sweden’s Rickard Rakell.

With the win, Canada locked up a spot in the quarter-finals on Thursday. Canada currently sits third in Groups B with 12 points and can move into second place with a win against Germany on Tuesday (10:15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT), and a Finnish loss to the United States.

Darcy Kuemper (Saskatoon, Sask. Arizona, NHL) got the start in net for Canada, and bounced back nicely after allowing two goals on thirteen shots against Finland by stopping 14 of the 15 shots that he faced. He was especially sharp in the second, standing tall and able to hold the lead with Latvia pushing hard to find the equalizer.

Canada opened the scoring early in the first on a goal from Anthony Beauvillier (Sorel-Tracy, Que./New York Islanders, NHL). Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, NHL) took the initial, and Beauvillier swept the puck in from where it was loose behind Gudslevskis.

Kristians Rubins broke the shutout and pulled Latvia even 1:50 into the third period with a shot from the point that found the back of the net through a maze of bodies in front.

The two teams played to a stalemate through the rest of the third, both pushing for the game winner in regulation before McDavid’s winner ended it in overtime.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Beauvillier

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Colton Parayko
02:51
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Colton Parayko
Tripping (2:00)
01:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Jordan Eberle
Holding (2:00)
13:01
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kristians Rubins

Assists: Roberts Bukarts, Teodors Blugers
01:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Andris Dzerins
Holding (2:00)
03:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Ralfs Freibergs
Roughing (2:00)
09:35
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Connor McDavid

Assists: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
00:46

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Kristers Gudlevskis LAT 60 33 31 2 0.939
Darcy Kuemper CAN 60 15 14 1 0.933

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ SwedenSWE
May 17, 2018
1 - 4 L v United StatesUSA
May 20, 2018
1 - 0 W v DenmarkDEN
May 15, 2018
2 - 3 L v SwitzerlandSUI
May 19, 2018
1 - 2 L @ CanadaCAN
May 14, 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.