2014 Olympic Winter Games (Men)

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2014 Olympic Winter Games (Men)
Game #28
Final
February 21, 2014 12:00 pm EST
Bolshoy Ice Dome
Sochi, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
16
12
9
37
11
11
9
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
6
0 / 3
4

Game Story

PRICE STARS, BENN SCORES, CANADA TO PLAY FOR OLYMPIC GOLD

SOCHI, Russia – Jamie Benn (Victoria, B.C./Dallas, NHL) scored the lone goal, Carey Price (Anahim Lake, B.C./Montreal, NHL) earned the shutout, and Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team advanced to Sunday’s gold medal game at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with a 1-0 semifinal over the United States on Friday.

Price stopped all 31 American shots he faced for the first shutout by a Canadian goaltender in an Olympic elimination game since the men’s tournament went to a playoff format in 1992.

Canada will try to become the first country to win back-to-back men’s hockey Olympic gold medals since the Soviet Union in 1984 and 1988 when it faces Sweden on Sunday morning (7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT).

After the Canadians held a 16-11 advantage in shots on goal in a fast-paced first period, they broke through just 101 seconds into the second; Benn redirected a Jay Bouwmeester (Edmonton, Alta./St. Louis, NHL) shot past U.S. netminder Jonathan Quick for the all-important first goal.

“We were just trying to grind them out down low,” Benn said of his goal. “I got down in the middle, and I made a pass back to the D, Bouwmeester made a great shot-pass, and it found a way in.”

Canada buzzed for an insurance goal in the second period; Corey Perry (Peterborough, Ont./Anaheim, NHL), Chris Kunitz (Regina, Sask./Pittsburgh, NHL) and Benn were all turned away by Quick on point-blank scoring opportunities.

But Price made sure Benn’s goal would be enough, shutting down every U.S. scoring chance, keeping the tournament’s highest-scoring offence off the board and posting his fourth win in as many starts.

In his first Olympic appearance, Price has an unblemished 4-0 record, a 0.74 goals-against average and a .963 save percentage, ranking second in all three categories among goaltenders who have played at least 60 per cent of their team’s minutes.

The game was a goaltending performance for the ages from both sides; Price and Quick combined to stop 67 of the 68 shots they faced in a game that featured five power plays and almost constant end-to-end action.

Canada finished with a 37-31 advantage in shots on goal.

It’s the second consecutive Olympics that Canada has ended American gold medal hopes; the Canadians won gold in Vancouver four years ago with a 3-2 overtime victory over the U.S. in the final.

Twenty-four players from that game were on the ice Friday – 11 for Canada, 13 for the United States.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Suter
(auto) Holding the Stick minor (2:00)
10:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Marleau
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
15:58
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jamie Benn

Assists: Jay Bouwmeester
01:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Getzlaf
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
03:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris Kunitz
Slashing minor (2:00)
15:23
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Phil Kessel
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
09:56

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Carey Price CAN 60 31 31 0 1.000
Jonathan Quick USA 60 37 36 1 0.973

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 31 - SV% - 1.000
GA 1 - SVS - 36 - SV% - 0.973
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

3 - 0 W @ SwedenSWE
Feb 23, 2014
0 - 5 L vs. FinlandFIN
Feb 22, 2014
1 - 0 W @ United StatesUSA
Feb 21, 2014
0 - 1 L vs. CanadaCAN
Feb 21, 2014
2 - 1 W vs. LatviaLAT
Feb 19, 2014
5 - 2 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Feb 19, 2014
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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