2018-19 National Men's Team

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2018 Spengler Cup
Game #11
Championship
Final (SO)
December 31, 2018 6:10 am EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
13
12
11
4
40
8
5
8
2
23

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 5
10
0 / 5
10

Game Story

CANADA EDGED IN SHOOTOUT, TAKES SECOND AT SPENGLER CUP

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland – Daniel Winnik (Toronto, Ont./Genève-Servette HC, NLA) opened the scoring in the third period, but Canada’s National Men’s Team came out on the wrong end of an eight-round shootout in a 2-1 loss to KalPa Kuopio in the championship game Monday at the 2018 Spengler Cup.

Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./SC Bern, NLA) and Cory Emmerton (St. Thomas, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA) added goals in the shootout for the Canadians, who had four chances to win their fourth-consecutive tournament title but couldn’t find a way past Denis Godla.

The Kuopio goaltender, whose name is familiar to Canadian fans as MVP of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal, was spectacular, finishing with 39 saves in regulation and overtime before stopping six of eight in the shootout.

Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, NLA), Boychuk, Zac Dalpe (Paris, Ont./Cleveland, AHL) and Emmerton all had the championship on their stick, but it was Jaakko Rissanen who scored the winner, beating Canadian netminder Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Fort Wayne, ECHL) with a quick shot to the glove side on the 15th attempt.

Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA) had the last chance for the Canadians, but the captain was turned away by one final stop from Godla.

The game was a goaltender’s duel from the first drop of the puck, with Fucale and Godla matching saves through two scoreless periods that saw Canada hold a 25-13 advantage in shots on goal.

Winnik finally broke through just past the five-minute mark of the third period, following up a Torrey Mitchell (Greenfield Park, Que./Lausanne HC, NLA) breakaway and stuffing the rebound past Godla for the 1-0 goal.

But Eetu Luostarinen got the Finnish side even at 11:24, swatting a bouncing puck past Fucale at the side of the Canadian net to eventually force an extra period.

The teams traded opportunities during the five minutes of three-on-three hockey, with Dalpe owning the best chance; his quick backhand beat Godla but not the post.

Boychuk and Emmerton matched goals by Ville-Vesa Vainiola and Alexandre Texier in the opening stage of the shootout before the goaltenders took over again, at one point making nine-straight saves.

The loss ends Canada’s record-setting win streak at the tournament at 12 games.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Ebbett
Hooking (2:00)
11:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Henri Knuutinen
Interference (2:00)
15:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Wilson
Roughing (2:00)
19:59
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Jacob Micflikier)
Too Many Players (2:00)
00:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Juuso Kononen
Holding (2:00)
07:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Wilson
Tripping (2:00)
17:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominic Moore
Roughing (2:00)
19:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Otto Leskinen
Holding (2:00)
19:54
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Daniel Winnik

Assists: Torrey Mitchell, Adam Cracknell
05:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxim Noreau
Interference (2:00)
07:11
GOAL
Goal: Eetu Luostarinen

Assists: Lasse Lappalainen, Mikko Nuutinen
11:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Cory Emmerton
Tripping (2:00)
12:32
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Zach Boychuk shooutout attempt on #30 Denis Godla
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#11 Ville-Vesa Vainiola shooutout attempt on #30 Zach Fucale
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#40 Maxim Lapierre shooutout attempt on #30 Denis Godla
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Alexandre Texier shooutout attempt on #30 Zach Fucale
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#25 Cory Emmerton shooutout attempt on #30 Denis Godla
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Eetu Luostarinen shooutout attempt on #30 Zach Fucale
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#89 Chris DiDomenico shooutout attempt on #30 Denis Godla
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Alexandre Texier shooutout attempt on #30 Zach Fucale
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Zach Boychuk shooutout attempt on #30 Denis Godla
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#11 Ville-Vesa Vainiola shooutout attempt on #30 Zach Fucale
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Zac Dalpe shooutout attempt on #30 Denis Godla
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#82 Alexander Ruuttu shooutout attempt on #30 Zach Fucale
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#25 Cory Emmerton shooutout attempt on #30 Denis Godla
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Alexandre Texier shooutout attempt on #30 Zach Fucale
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Andrew Ebbett shooutout attempt on #30 Denis Godla
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#28 Jaakko Rissanen shooutout attempt on #30 Zach Fucale
Goal

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Zach Fucale CAN 65 23 22 1 0.957
Denis Godla KUO 65 40 39 1 0.975

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 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - 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

1 - 2 L @ KalPa KuopioKUO
Dec 31, 2018
2 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 31, 2018
4 - 2 W v Nürnberg Ice TigersNUR
Dec 30, 2018
2 - 1 W v HC DavosDAV
Dec 30, 2018
6 - 2 W v Nürnberg Ice TigersNUR
Dec 28, 2018
1 - 0 W @ Metallurg MagnitogorskMAG
Dec 28, 2018
Videos
Photos
2019 MWC: FIN 3 – CAN 1 (Gold Medal)
Theodore scored, but Canada was left with silver in Bratislava.
2019 MWC: CAN 5 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Matt Murray stopped 40 shots to lead Canada to the gold medal game.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – SUI 2 OT (Quarter-final)
Severson tied it late and Stone scored in OT to give Canada the win.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – USA 0 (Preliminary)
Murray stopped 28 shots to backstop Canada to top spot in Group A.