IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-5 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (SO) – 03 Jan 2009

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canadaย 6-5 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย (SO)
World Junior Championship Semifinal
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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 tournamentโ€™s final game โ€“ 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 โ€“ on goals by Brett Sonne, Patrice Cormier, Eberle and Angelo Esposito โ€“ 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 Eberleโ€™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 โ€“ Canada has won four straight, including a 4-2 victory in the Gold medal game in their last encounter in 2007.

1st Period
02:02 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Sonne (Kane, Della Rovere)
05:18 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Goncharov (Dadonov, Pashnin)
07:04 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Cormier (Kane)
07:20 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Klopov (Klyukin)
08:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Eberle, hooking
11:20 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Korostin, high sticking
14:22 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Filatov, elbowing
18:39 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Andronov, clipping

2nd Period
25:16 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Della Rovere, tripping
30:21 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Grachev, high sticking
32:02 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Tokranov, holding
34:39 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – team, too many players
36:20 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Chudinov, high sticking
36:40 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Eberle (Hodgson, Tavares)
36:52 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Chudinov, delay of game

3rd Period
40:51 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Grachev (Filatov)
41:18 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Goncharov, interference
44:47 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Della Rovere, cross checking
45:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย SH GOAL – Esposito (Sonne)
46:12 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Subban, tripping
46:22 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PP2 GOAL – Andronov (Filatov, Goncharov)
52:55 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Teubert, hooking
57:40 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Klopov
59:55 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย EA GOAL – Eberle (Tavares)

70:00 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Chernov, 10 min. misconduct

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Eberle scored
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Kugryshev stopped
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Tavares scored
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Chernov stopped

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Tokarski (23-28)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Zhelobnyuk (36-42)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 11+13+13+4+1 = 42
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 12+3+10+3+0 = 28

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 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.
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 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.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. RUSSIA ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
current champion
since 05 Jan 2008)
Last Title 22 Dec 2005
79 All-Time Wins
18 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 2 ties, 1 void)
10 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ URS 4-3 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 05 Jan 1975 โ€“ WJT โ€“ Winnipeg ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs.ย RUS)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-1 RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 09 Sep 2007 โ€“ SS โ€“ Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 7-4 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 31 Dec 2008 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-1 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 05 Jan 2009 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ…

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



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