2018-19 National Men's Team

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2019 IIHF World Championship
Game #29
Preliminary
Final
May 16, 2019 10:15 am EDT
Steel Arena
Kosice, SVK

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
1
2
3
0
2
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
2
12
9
23
16
16
14
46

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
10
1 / 4
8

Game Story

CANADA DOWNS FRANCE FOR THIRD-STRAIGHT WORLDS WIN

QUINTON AMUNDSON

KOŠICE, Slovakia – Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Detroit, NHL) scored the opening goal and the insurance marker in a 5-2 win for Canada’s National Men’s Team over France at the 2019 IIHF World Championship on Thursday.

Darnell Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./Edmonton, NHL), Anthony Cirelli (Woodbridge, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL) and Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Vegas, NHL) added tallies and Jonathan Marchessault (Cap-Rouge, Que./Vegas, NHL) chipped in two assists for a Canadian team that captured its third-straight win of the tournament.

Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Philadelphia, NHL) earned his second victory by making 21 saves.

Canada was dominant in all three zones in the first period, outshooting the French 16-2 and taking a 3-0 lead.

Mantha maintained his scorching production by opening the scoring at 8:19 with a one-timer from the right circle on a two-man advantage.

Nurse doubled the lead just over two minutes later, tapping in a perfect backdoor pass from Marchessault, and Cirelli’s short-side shot from the slot late in the opening frame stood up as the eventual game-winner.

France netminder Henri Corentin Buysse elevated his play in the second period by turning aside all 16 shots he faced – many of which were high-grade opportunities from point-blank range. His teammates fed off his heroics to generate 12 shots of their own, and the work paid Damien Fleury beat Hart with a scorching slap shot from the half-wall for a power-play tally at 16:13.

The French momentum carried over into the final period as Anthony Rech beat Hart with a spinning wrist shot to cut Canada’s lead to 3-2 three minutes into the third.

Canada dug in and responded with two tallies in two minutes to restore its lead to three. Mantha cashed in a loose puck after a Kyle Turris (New Westminster, B.C./Nashville, NHL) shot just fell shy of the goal-line, and Stone beat Corentin Buysse with a drive from the high slot off a set-up from Marchessault.

The Canadians outshot France 46-23.

Canada will try and extend its winning streak to four against Germany on Saturday (10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivier Dame-Malka
Slashing (2:00)
06:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Eliot Berthon
Hooking (2:00)
06:40
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Anthony Mantha

Assists: Shea Theodore, Damon Severson
08:19
GOAL
Goal: Darnell Nurse

Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, Pierre-Luc Dubois
10:50
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Cirelli

Assists: Sean Couturier, Sam Reinhart
16:15
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Damon Severson
Tripping (2:00)
03:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Valentin Claireaux
Holding (2:00)
08:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Darnell Nurse
Tripping (2:00)
14:19
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Damien Fleury

Assists: Florian Chakiachvili, Anthony Guttig
16:13
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Rech

02:55
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Mantha

08:36
GOAL
Goal: Mark Stone

Assists: Jonathan Marchessault
10:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Damien Fleury
Hooking (2:00)
16:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Mantha
Interference (2:00)
16:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Chabot
Slashing (2:00)
17:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Florian Chakiachvili
High-Sticking (2:00)
17:37

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Henri Corentin Buysse FRA 60 46 41 5 0.891
Carter Hart CAN 60 23 21 2 0.913

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 4 L v Great BritainGBR
May 20, 2019
1 - 3 L v FinlandFIN
May 26, 2019
0 - 3 L v FinlandFIN
May 19, 2019
5 - 1 W v Czech Republic CZE
May 25, 2019
3 - 6 L v SlovakiaSVK
May 17, 2019
3 - 2 W v SwitzerlandSUI
May 23, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 5 – JPN 0 (Game 5)
Dunn lit the lamp three times to net White a victory over Japan.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 5 – JPN 0 (Game 4)
Sorley and Culmone netted two goals apiece to lead Red to the victory.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 1 – WHT 0 (Game 3)
Culmone scored and Larocque made 14 saves to help Red blank White.
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 15 – JPN 0 (Game 2)
McGregor drove his team to the win column with a six-point outing.