IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Russia 🇷🇺 (SO) – 03 Jan 2009


🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Russia 🇷🇺 (SO)
World Junior Championship Semifinal
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa 🇨🇦
Saturday, 03 January 2009

Canada’s drive for five is alive.

Jordan Eberle scored twice in regulation time, including the equalizer with five seconds left in the third period, and then had another goal in the shootout to pace Canada to a 6-5 triumph over Russia in Saturday’s semifinal at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.

“Those are the biggest goals I remember,” said Eberle. “Now we are going for gold.”

The Russians were trying to hang on to a one-goal lead in the dying seconds of the game when John Tavares took a quick shot that defenceman Dmitri Kulikov tried to smother. But Eberle stole the puck from the Russian and tucked it past netminder Vadim Zhelobnyuk.

The Canadians carried the play in the 10-minute overtime but failed to beat Zhelobnyuk, sending the game to a shootout.

After Eberle beat the Russian goaltender with a slick backhand and Tavares snapped a shot home, Canadian netminder Dustin Tokarski turned away Pavel Chernov, sending Canada to its eighth straight gold medal game.

It will be a familiar foe across the ice at SBP Arena on Monday in the tournament’s final game – Canada will face Sweden, who it beat for gold last year in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

In another classic game in hockey most-storied rivalry, the Canadians and Russians alternated on eight goals over the first three periods.

Four times the Canadians took leads – on goals by Brett Sonne, Patrice Cormier, Eberle and Angelo Esposito – only to see the Russians claw right back, sometimes just seconds later.

Russia took its first lead at 17:40 of the third period, setting up Eberle’s heroics and a tense shootout.

“You have 20,000 Canadians standing up watching every one and you can’t really watch on the bench,” Tavares said. “Guys had their heads down or were holding each other, praying for pucks to go in and pucks to stay out.”

Tokarski downplayed his heroics in the shootout.

“I have to play better if we want to win,” he said.

The semifinal showdown marked the eighth time in the last decade that Canada and Russia have met in a medal-round game at the World Juniors – Canada has won four straight, including a 4-2 victory in the gold medal game in their last encounter in 2007.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:02 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Sonne (Kane, Della Rovere)
05:18 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Goncharov (Dadonov, Pashnin)
07:04 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Cormier (Kane)
07:20 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Klopov (Klyukin)
08:22 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Eberle, hooking
11:20 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Korostin, high sticking
14:22 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Filatov, elbowing
18:39 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Andronov, clipping

2nd Period
25:16 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Della Rovere, tripping
30:21 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Grachev, high sticking
32:02 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Tokranov, holding
34:39 – 🇷🇺 PEN – team, too many players
36:20 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Chudinov, high sticking
36:40 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Eberle (Hodgson, Tavares)
36:52 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Chudinov, delay of game

3rd Period
40:51 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Grachev (Filatov)
41:18 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Goncharov, interference
44:47 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Della Rovere, cross checking
45:44 – 🇨🇦 SH GOAL – Esposito (Sonne)
46:12 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Subban, tripping
46:22 – 🇷🇺 PP2 GOAL – Andronov (Filatov, Goncharov)
52:55 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Teubert, hooking
57:40 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Klopov
59:55 – 🇨🇦 EA GOAL – Eberle (Tavares)

Overtime
70:00 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Chernov, 10 min. misconduct

Shootout
🇨🇦 Eberle scored
🇷🇺 Kugryshev stopped
🇨🇦 Tavares scored
🇷🇺 Chernov stopped

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Tokarski (23-28)
L: 🇷🇺 Zhelobnyuk (36-42)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 11+13+13+4+1 = 42
🇷🇺 12+3+10+3+0 = 28

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Chet Pickard, Dustin Tokarski. Defence: Keith Aulie, Ryan Ellis, Cody Goloubef, Thomas Hickey, Tyler Myers, Alex Pietrangelo, P.K. Subban, Colten Teubert. Forwards: Jamie Benn, Zach Boychuk, Patrice Cormier, Stefan Della Rovere, Chris DiDomenico, Jordan Eberle, Tyler Ennis, Angelo Esposito, Cody Hodgson, Evander Kane, Brett Sonne, John Tavares.
🇷🇺 Goaltenders: Danila Alistratov, Vadim Zhelobnyuk. Defence: Maxim Chudinov, Igor Golovkov, Maxim Goncharov, Dmitri Kulikov, Mikhail Pashnin, Vasili Tokranov, Vyacheslav Voinov. Forwards: Sergei Andronov, Pavel Chernov, Yevgeni Dadonov, Nikita Filatov, Yevgeni Grachev, Dmitri Klopov, Nikita Klyukin, Alexander Komaristy, Sergei Korostin, Dmitri Kugryshev, Kirill Petrov, Alexei Potapov.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C) vs. RUSSIA 🇷🇺
current champion
(
since 05 Jan 2008)
Last Title 22 Dec 2005
79 All-Time Wins
103
18 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 2 ties, 1 void)
10 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
🇷🇺 URS 4-3 CAN 🇨🇦 – 05 Jan 1975 – WJT – Winnipeg 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
🇨🇦 CAN 6-1 RUS 🇷🇺 – 09 Sep 2007 – SS – Vancouver 🇨🇦
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 7-4 USA 🇺🇸 – 31 Dec 2008 – WJC – Ottawa 🇨🇦
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 5-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 05 Jan 2009 – WJC – Ottawa 🇨🇦 🏅

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Canada.com IIHFHHOFIOC

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