2017-18 National Men's Team

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2018 IIHF World Championship
Game #63
Bronze
Final
May 20, 2018 9:45 am EDT
Royal Arena
Copenhagen, DEN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
3
4
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
16
10
37
6
11
8
25

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 7
4
0 / 2
14

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO U.S. IN BRONZE MEDAL GAME

JESSICA GOWANS

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Marc-Édouard Vlasic (Montreal, Que./San Jose, NHL) scored late in the second period, but it wasn’t enough as Canada’s National Men’s Team fell 4-1 to the United States in the bronze medal game Sunday at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

The Vlasic goal came with less than two minutes left in the second, finishing a gorgeous passing play from Kyle Turris (New Westminster, B.C./Nashville, NHL) and Bo Horvat (London, Ont./Vancouver, NHL).

Turris started the play, rushing the puck out of the Canadian zone before whipping a cross-ice pass to Horvat, who made a nifty backhand pass to Vlasic around an American defender. The blue-liner made no mistake, snapping his shot past Keith Kinkaid to finish off the tic-tac-toe play.

Curtis McElhinney (London, Ont./Toronto, NHL) got his first start in net since facing Finland in the preliminary round. He was outstanding between the pipes, stopping 33 of 35 shots and keeping the game within reach for Canada.

He made several big saves in the second period to keep the deficit at one after the Americans opened the scoring, including an unbelievable sprawling left pad stop against Nick Bonino.

Chris Kreider broke the scoreless deadlock in second period. With the Americans on the power play, Kreider picked the puck out of the skates of Canadian captain Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) and tucked it around McElhinney.

Bonino put the Americans ahead for good with a goal early in the third. McElhinney made the initial save off of a Patrick Kane shot, but Bonino corralled the puck as it rebounded out in front and flipped in a backhand.

Empty-netters from Anders Lee and Kreider sealed the win for the United States.

McDavid finished the tournament as Canada’s leading scorer with 17 points in 10 games, which was good for third in in tournament scoring, behind the Kane and Finland’s Sebastian Aho.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Murphy
Interference (2:00)
09:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyson Jost
Slashing (2:00)
16:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor McDavid
Tripping (2:00)
19:59
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Keith Kinkaid

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Murray
Cross-Checking (2:00)
02:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Joel Edmundson
Roughing (2:00)
05:14
GOAL
Goal: Chris Kreider (power play)

Assists: Alex Debrincat, Dylan Larkin
06:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Beauvillier
Roughing (2:00)
12:31
GOAL
Goal: Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Assists: Bo Horvat, Kyle Turris
18:06
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Aaron Ekblad
Tripping (2:00)
09:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Anders Lee
Interference (2:00)
10:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O’Reilly
Interference (2:00)
12:29
GOAL
Goal: Nick Bonino (power play)

Assists: Patrick Kane
13:21
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Anders Lee

Assists: Charlie Mcavoy
17:45
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Curtis McElhinney

17:45
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Chris Kreider

18:18
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Curtis McElhinney

18:18

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Keith Kinkaid USA 59 25 24 1 0.960
Curtis McElhinney CAN 58 35 33 2 0.943

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
May 20, 2018
1 - 4 L v United StatesUSA
May 20, 2018
0 - 6 L @ SwedenSWE
May 19, 2018
2 - 3 L v SwitzerlandSUI
May 19, 2018
3 - 2 W v Czech Republic CZE
May 17, 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.