IHLC Results – Canada 4-2 Finland – 23 Dec 2007

🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 Finland 🇫🇮
Exhibition Game
Zimní stadion Chrudim, Chrudim 🇨🇿
Sunday, 23 December 2007

Team Canada scored a power-play goal, shorthanded goal and two even-strength goals to beat Finland 4-2 in exhibition action in preparation of the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship on Sunday.

Shawn Matthias led the way with two goals as Canada improved to 3-0 in exhibition play in front of a crowd of 2,500. Canada will now prepare for the start of the tournament on Boxing Day, when the three-time defending champion takes on the Czech Republic.

Finland outshot Canada 33-21 in the game, but Steve Mason was solid in net for the win.

Canada’s special teams took control of the game in the first period. Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal at 5:01 when his slap shot from the point beat Finland netminder Riku Helenius. Then, at 12:10, Matthias scored a shorthanded goal when he one-timed in a pass from Matthew Halischuk. Canada, despite being outshot by Finland 8-7, led 2-0 after 20 minutes.

Finland came on in the second period and ended up with a 13-6 advantage in shots on goal in the middle frame. But Canada’s Brad Marchand scored just 25 seconds into the second to make it 3-0. Marchand completed a nice play set up by Claude Giroux. Finland cut into the lead at 8:47 on Nico Aaltonen’s power-play goal.

Early in the third, Finland’s Ville Lajunen scored another goal with the man advantage to cut Canada’s lead to one. But Matthias restored Canada’s two-goal lead with his second of the game at 8:29 and that was it for scoring.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:13 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Stamkos, slashing
04:35 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lucenius, interference
05:01 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Doughty (Turris)
05:01 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lajunen, unsportsmanlike conduct
05:59 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Schenn, high sticking
10:57 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Simmonds, tripping
12:10 – 🇨🇦 SH GOAL – Matthias (Halischuk)
14:55 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Aaltonen, hooking

2nd Period
20:25 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Marchand (Giroux)
20:55 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Hickey, charging
28:28 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Tavares, high sticking
28:47 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Aaltonen (Kemppainen)
31:14 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Hickey, hooking
33:13 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Godfrey, interference
38:20 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Legein, spearing

3rd Period
41:01 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Lajunen (Lehtivuori, Salminen)
41:34 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Puustinen, high sticking
48:29 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Matthias (Stamkos)
55:34 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lehtivuori, cross checking

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Mason (31-33)
L: 🇫🇮 Helenius (17-21)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 7+6+8 = 21
🇫🇮 8+13+12 = 33

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Jonathan Bernier, Steve Mason. Defence: Karl Alzner, Drew Doughty, Josh Godfrey, Thomas Hickey, Logan Pyett, Luke Schenn, P.K. Subban. Forwards: Zach Boychuk, Colton Gillies, Claude Giroux, Matthew Halischuk, Riley Holzapfel, Stefan Legein, Brad Marchand, Shawn Matthias, Wayne Simmonds, Steven Stamkos, Brandon Sutter, John Tavares, Kyle Turris.
🇫🇮 Goaltenders: Riku Helenius, Harri Säteri. Defence: Joonas Jalvanti, Joonas Järvinen, Mikko Kousa, Ville Lajunen, Joonas Lehtivuori, Miko Malkamäki, Juha-Petteri Purolinna. Forwards: Nico Aaltonen, Jan-Mikael Juutilainen, Joonas Kemppainen, Siim Liivik, Niclas Lucenius, Nestori Lähde, Jarkko Malinen, Harri Pesonen, Juuso Puustinen, Eetu Pöysti, Tomi Sallinen, Sakari Salminen, Max Wärn.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C) vs. FINLAND 🇫🇮
current champion
(since
26 Dec 2006)
Last Title 12 Nov 2005
68 All-Time Wins
53
11 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 5 ties)
6 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
🇫🇮 FIN 5-0 CAN 🇨🇦 – 22 Dec 1978 – EX – Savonlinna 🇫🇮
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
🇨🇦 CAN 5-2 FIN 🇫🇮 – 20 Dec 2006 – EX – Helsinki 🇫🇮
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 6-1 SVK 🇸🇰 – 20 Dec 2007 – EX – Púchov 🇸🇰
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 3-0 CZE 🇨🇿 – 26 Dec 2007 – WJC – Pardubice 🇨🇿

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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