2018-19 National Men's Team

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2019 IIHF World Championship
Game #62
Semifinal
Final
May 25, 2019 1:15 pm EDT
Ondrej Nepala Arena
Bratislava, SVK

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
12
17
41
11
11
8
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
6
0 / 3
12

Game Story

CANADA TOPS CZECHS IN SEMIS, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME

QUINTON AMUNDSON

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Matt Murray (Thunder Bay, Ont./Pittsburgh, NHL) stopped 40 shots to lift Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic in the semifinals of the 2019 IIHF World Championship on Saturday.

Canada will play for its 27th world title, and third in the last five years, in the gold medal game Sunday against Finland (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT).

Mark Stone (Winnipeg, Man./Vegas, NHL) led the way offensively with a goal and an assist for Canada, which has now won six consecutive world championship matches against the Czech Republic.

Darnell Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./Edmonton, NHL), Pierre-Luc Dubois (Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Columbus, NHL), Kyle Turris (New Westminster, B.C./Nashville, NHL) and Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Ottawa, NHL) also scored for Canada.

Stone’s tournament-leading eighth goal put Canada on the board first at 5:18 as he deflected a cross-ice dish from Troy Stecher (Richmond, B.C./Vancouver, NHL) past the left pad of Czech netminder Patrik Bartosak.

Murray took over for the rest of the first period as he snuffed out all 12 Czech shots – many of which were difficult point-blank deflections.

Canada dialed up the attacking pressure in the second period with two early goals.

Nurse made it 2-0 just 10 seconds into the frame, banking the puck in off Bartosak’s pad from the side of the net, and Dubois knifed in a backdoor feed from Jonathan Marchessault (Cap-Rouge, Que./Vegas, NHL) just under five minutes later. Bartosak was pulled from the net in favour of Pavel Francouz.

Meanwhile, Murray was called to make 12 saves for the second period in a row, including a couple off his helmet during a push by the Czechs with time running out before the intermission.

Turris extended Canada’s lead to four by burying a centring pass from Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Detroit, NHL) at 6:26, and Chabot went top shelf for Canada’s fifth goal less than seven minutes later.

Tomas Zohorna ended Murray’s shutout bid with just over six minutes to play.

Sunday offers Canada a chance to atone for its 3-1 loss to Finland in the opening game of the tournament. The last playoff match-up between the two nations was the 2016 final – a tilt that Canada won 2-0.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Mark Stone

Assists: Troy Stecher
05:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonathan Marchessault
Slashing (2:00)
06:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Kyle Turris
Holding (2:00)
14:31
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Darnell Nurse

Assists: Sean Couturier
00:10
GOAL
Goal: Pierre-Luc Dubois

Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, Mark Stone
05:06
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Pavel Francouz

05:06
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Turris

Assists: Anthony Mantha
06:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Chabot
Tripping (2:00)
09:25
GOAL
Goal: Thomas Chabot

Assists: Adam Henrique, Dylan Strome
13:00
GOAL
Goal: Tomas Zohorna

Assists: Jan Kolar
13:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Michal Repik
Roughing (2:00)
15:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Roughing (2:00)
15:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitrij Jaskin
Slashing (2:00)
18:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitrij Jaskin (Served by Jakub Vrana)
Roughing (2:00)
18:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McCann
Slashing (2:00)
18:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Chabot
Holding (2:00)
18:29

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Patrik Bartosak CZE 25 15 12 3 0.800
Pavel Francouz CZE 34 15 13 2 0.867
Matt Murray CAN 60 41 40 1 0.976

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L v RussiaRUS
May 26, 2019
1 - 3 L v FinlandFIN
May 26, 2019
1 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
May 25, 2019
5 - 1 W v Czech Republic CZE
May 25, 2019
5 - 1 W v GermanyGER
May 23, 2019
3 - 2 W v SwitzerlandSUI
May 23, 2019
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.