2018-19 National Men's Team

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2019 IIHF World Championship
Game #19
Preliminary
Final
May 13, 2019 2:15 pm EDT
Steel Arena
Kosice, SVK

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
3
1
6
2
2
1
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
10
8
28
11
11
9
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 4
22
0 / 5
10

Game Story

CANADA TOPS SLOVAKIA IN THRILLER AT WORLDS

QUINTON AMUNDSON

KOSICE, Slovakia – Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Vegas, NHL) made it a birthday to remember, registering the game-winning goal on the power play with 1.8 seconds left to lift Canada’s National Men’s Team to a back-and-forth 6-5 victory over Slovakia on Monday at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

Stone beat the buzzer by rifling a wrist shot from the face-off circle past the left shoulder of Slovakian netminder Marek Cilak to net Canada’s third man-advantage goal of the game.

Special teams made a significant difference as the Canadians erased a pair of two-goal deficits; the power play went 3-for-4, while the penalty kill was a perfect 5-for-5.

Shea Theodore (Langley, B.C./Vegas, NHL) and Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Detroit, NHL) led the way with a goal and an assist apiece. Jonathan Marchessault (Cap-Rouge, Que./Vegas, NHL), Anthony Cirelli (Woodbridge, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL) and Troy Stecher (Richmond, B.C./Vancouver, NHL) also lit the lamp for Canada, and Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Ottawa, NHL) notched two assists.

Matt Murray (Thunder Bay, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) made 26 saves to earn the win.

Slovakia scored goals 64 seconds apart to take an early lead before the game was 10 minutes old. Matus Sukel and Adam Liska scored at 7:14 and 8:18, respectively, by poking home rebounds in the crease.

Canada struck back with goals 1:50 apart late in the frame as Kyle Turris (New Westminster, B.C./ Nashville, NHL) set up Mantha for a one-timer on an odd-man break at 16:20, and Theodore found the target on the power play with a wrist shot at 18:10.

The host nation put Canada back in a two-goal hole early in the second period as Ladislav Nagy and Liska made it a 4-2 game with just over five minutes gone.

But the Canadians surged to take their first lead; Marchessault cut the deficit to one on a power play with a five-hole shot at 7:01, Cirelli tied the game by batting in a loose puck in tight at 8:43 and Stecher netted a shot from the perimeter at 16:20.

Sukel scored his second goal with 8:15 remaining in the third period to set the stage for Stone’s dramatics.

Canada will go for three wins in a row Thursday against France (10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. ET).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Matus Sukel

Assists: Marian Studenic, Ladislav Nagy
07:14
GOAL
Goal: Adam Liska

Assists: Christian Jaros, Mario Lunter
08:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McCann
Roughing (2:00)
09:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Kyle Turris
Roughing (2:00)
09:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Richard Panik
Roughing (2:00)
09:51
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Mantha

Assists: Kyle Turris, Jared McCann
16:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Jaros
High-Sticking (2:00)
16:40
GOAL
Goal: Shea Theodore (power play)

Assists: Anthony Mantha, Damon Severson
18:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Cirelli
Holding (2:00)
18:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Damon Severson
Boarding (2:00)
19:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Damon Severson (Served by Jonathan Marchessault)
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
19:55
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ladislav Nagy

Assists: Martin Marincin, Robert Lantosi
01:49
GOAL
Goal: Adam Liska

Assists: David Buc, Mario Lunter
05:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Tatar
Cross-Checking (2:00)
05:41
GOAL
Goal: Jonathan Marchessault (power play)

Assists: Thomas Chabot
07:01
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Cirelli

Assists: Sam Reinhart, Shea Theodore
08:43
GOAL
Goal: Troy Stecher

16:40
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Marek Ciliak

16:40
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Cross-Checking (2:00)
06:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Liska
Diving (2:00)
06:33
GOAL
Goal: Matus Sukel

11:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Mantha
Slashing (2:00)
14:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Cernak
Tripping (2:00)
18:46
GOAL
Goal: Mark Stone (power play)

Assists: Thomas Chabot
19:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Matt Murray CAN 60 31 26 5 0.839
Patrik Rybar SVK 36 20 15 5 0.750
Marek Ciliak SVK 23 8 7 1 0.875

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 1 W v Czech Republic CZE
May 25, 2019
2 - 1 W v DenmarkDEN
May 21, 2019
3 - 2 W v SwitzerlandSUI
May 23, 2019
7 - 1 W @ Great BritainGBR
May 18, 2019
3 - 0 W v United StatesUSA
May 21, 2019
6 - 3 W @ FranceFRA
May 17, 2019
Videos
Photos
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.
2019 MWC: CAN 5 – DEN 0 (Preliminary)
Reinhart scored 2G and Marchessault had 1G 1A in another Canadian win.