IHLC Results – Canada 2-0 Sweden – 26 Dec 2006

🇨🇦 Canada 2-0 Sweden 🇸🇪
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Ejendals Arena, Leksand 🇸🇪
Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Luc Bourdon’s blast from the point in the first period stood as the game-winner as Canada shut out Sweden 2-0 to open the 2007 World Junior Championship on Tuesday.

Bourdon scored at 14:22 of the first at the tail end of a Team Canada power play. Kristopher Letang sent a pass across to Bourdon, who one-timed the puck past Sweden’s goaltender, Joel Gistedt.

Sweden outshot Canada 31-18 in the game, forcing Carey Price to stand tall in Team Canada’s net. Price was outstanding throughout the game, but especially in the second period, when Sweden took over control of the game.

Team Canada extended its lead late in the second period with another power-play goal. Letang earned his second assist of the night when he streaked down the right side, took a shot and watched as Brad Marchand put away the rebound. Letang and Marchand are teammates with the Val d’Or Foreurs of the QMJHL. Andrew Cogliano earned the other assist.

Team Canada sits in first place in Group A with three points after Day 1 at the World Junior Championship. Germany pulled off a major upset earlier in the day when it defeated U.S.A 2-1 in overtime. In Group B action, Belarus beat Finland 4-3 and Russia beat Czech Republic 3-2.

Canada returns to action on Wednesday, when it faces U.S.A in a matchup of Group A powers. Wednesday’s other games have Slovakia taking on Germany and Switzerland facing Belarus.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:56 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bertram, roughing
08:10 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Zackrisson, holding
12:22 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Bäckström, high sticking
14:22 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Bourdon (Letang, O’Marra)
14:47 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Neal, interference
18:33 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Junland, checking from behind minor + 10 min. misconduct

2nd Period
20:25 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Pettersson, cross checking
21:48 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Gagner, tripping
30:00 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Gagner, slashing
31:40 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Omark, hooking
37:14 – 🇸🇪 PEN – team, too many players
39:12 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Marchand (Letang, Cogliano)

3rd Period
41:16 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Gagner, elbowing
42:07 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Rahimi, tripping
46:42 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bertram, interference
49:02 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Toews, roughing
49:02 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Pettersson, roughing
54:40 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Neal, hooking

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Price (31-31)
L: 🇸🇪 Gistedt (16-18)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 6+5+7 = 18
🇸🇪 8+12+11 = 31

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Leland Irving, Carey Price. Defence: Karl Alzner, Luc Bourdon, Cody Franson, Kris Letang, Ryan Parent, Kris Russell, Marc Staal. Forwards: Daniel Bertram, Marc-André Cliche, Andrew Cogliano, Steve Downie, Sam Gagner, Darren Helm, Bryan Little, Brad Marchand, Kenndal McArdle, James Neal, Ryan O’Marra, Tom Pyatt, Jonathan Toews.
🇸🇪 Goaltenders: Jhonas Enroth, Joel Gistedt. Defence: Jonas Ahnelöv, Alexander Hellström, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Jonas Junland, Patrik Nevalainen, Daniel Rahimi, Alexander Ribbenstrand. Forwards: Niclas Bergfors, Patrik Berglund, Nicklas Bäckström,  Patric Hörnqvist, Magnus Isaksson, Martin Johansson, Robin Lindqvist, Andreas Molinder, Linus Omark, Fredrik Pettersson, Alexander Sundström, Andreas Thuresson, Patrik Zackrisson.

🇨🇦 CANADA vs. SWEDEN (C) 🇸🇪
new champion
(previous
22 Dec 2006)
Last Title reign ends
(since
22 Dec 2006)
54 All-Time Wins
45
9 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
6 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
🇸🇪 SWE 6-4 CAN 🇨🇦 – 19 Dec 1977 – EX – Hull 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
🇸🇪 SWE 3-2 CAN 🇨🇦 – 22 Dec 2006 – EX – Stockholm 🇸🇪
Last IHLC Game
🇸🇪 SWE 3-2 CAN 🇨🇦 – 22 Dec 2006 – EX – Stockholm 🇸🇪
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 6-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 27 Dec 2006 – WJC – Mora 🇸🇪

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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