IHLC Results – Canada 6-2 Sweden – 20 Dec 2009

🇨🇦 Canada 6-2 Sweden 🇸🇪
Exhibition Game
Brandt Centre, Regina 🇨🇦
Sunday, 20 December 2009

An exhibition victory over Sweden came with a small scare for Canada’s world junior team.

Forward Taylor Hall, a candidate to be the top draft pick in 2010, left late in the first period of Canada’s 6-2 victory on Sunday night when he banged his knee after being knocked down in front of Sweden’s net.

Coach Willie Desjardins said Hall was kept out of the final two periods as a precaution.

“He’s good, he just banged his knee a little bit, he probably would’ve played in any other game, if we were later on in the tournament he would’ve kept playing,” Desjardins said. “It was just precautionary, he’ll be fine.”

Before going off, Hall started an offensive outburst as Canada had goals from six different players in a scrappy game played before 6,195 at Brandt Centre.

“There was a lot of doubts about scoring and that on our team and I think we showed tonight that everybody is capable of it,” defenceman Alex Pietrangelo said after the game. “We’ve got four lines that can all play, they could all be first lines.”

Hall opened the scoring for Canada, beating a Swedish defenceman just over the blue-line before knocking a rebound behind Jacob Markström at 10:48 of the first period.

Jordan Caron, Brandon Kozun, Travis Hamonic, Ryan Ellis and Jordan Eberle also scored goals for Canada, which opens the world junior tournament on 26 Dec. against Latvia in Saskatoon. Nazem Kadri added three assists and Jake Allen made 30 saves. “I just wanted to get my feet wet and take it step by step, game by game,” Allen said.

Carl Klingberg and Jakob Silfverberg replied with third-period goals for Sweden.

Canada built a comfortable 4-0 lead after two periods. Caron beat Markström to the five-hole, Kozun finished a pretty three-way passing play from Kadri and Gabriel Bourque and Hamonic scored with a shot through traffic.

After Ellis scored on the power play to make it 5-0 early in the third period, Klingberg ended Allen’s shutout bid at 13:39. Eberle and Silfverberg traded goals before the final buzzer.

Desjardins lauded Allen’s performance after the game. “He played unreal,” Desjardins said. “There were two or three real big saves. It was a lot closer game than 6-2.”

Officials handed out 23 penalties, including eight for roughing and two misconducts, and broke up close to a half dozen skirmishes after whistles.

Pietrangelo, a returnee from last year’s team and current member of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, said he wasn’t surprised by the scrappiness. “It has become a rivalry, you can’t argue that,” Pietrangelo said. “We do need to work on our discipline but we did send a message.”


BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:29 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Della Rovere, roughing
00:29 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Lundberg, roughing
05:44 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Brodin, roughing
10:48 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Hall (Nemisz, de Haan)
13:28 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Hamonic, interference
14:00 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Erixon, interference
14:11 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Tedenby, cross checking
16:29 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Caron (Cormier, Scandella)
18:44 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Kozun (Bourque, Kadri)
19:06 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Erixon, interference
20:00 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Pietrangelo, slashing

2nd Period
21:00 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Johansson, hooking
22:53 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Lander, high sticking
23:10 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Hamonic (Adam)
27:06 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Pietrangelo, hooking
29:55 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Kadri, roughing
29:55 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Ekholm, roughing
31:35 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Della Rovere, interference
37:50 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Ellis, roughing

3rd Period
42:54 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Brodin, roughing
43:25 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Ellis (Eberle, Kadri)
45:23 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Scandella, hooking
49:19 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Tedenby, interference
53:39 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Klingberg (Pääjärvi, Johansson)
54:07 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Ekholm, holding
54:34 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Eberle (Pietrnagelo, Kadri)
55:24 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Silfverberg (Ekman-Larsson, Rödin)
59:22 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Caron, slashing
59:22 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Ekman-Larsson, misconduct
59:22 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Della Rovere, misconduct
59:41 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Silfverberg, roughing

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Allen (30-32)
L: 🇸🇪 Markström (16-20), Nilsson (10-12)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 16+7+9 = 32
🇸🇪 12+12+8 = 32

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Jake Allen, Martin Jones. Defence: Jared Cowen, Calvin de Haan, Ryan Ellis, Travis Hamonic, Alex Pietrangelo, Marco Scandella, Colten Teubert. Forwards: Luke Adam, Gabriel Bourque, Jordan Caron, Patrice Cormier, Stefan Della Rovere, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, Nazem Kadri, Brandon Kozun, Brandon McMillan, Greg Nemisz, Brayden Schenn.
🇸🇪 Goaltenders: Jacob Markström, Anders Nilsson. Defence: Peter Andersson, Mattias Ekholm, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Tim Erixon, Lukas Kilström, Adam Larsson, David Rundblad. Forwards: Daniel Brodin, Marcus Johansson, Jacob Josefson, Carl Klingberg, Marcus Krüger, Anton Lander, Martin Lundberg, André Petersson, Magnus Pääjärvi, Dennis Rasmussen, Anton Rödin, Jakob Silfverberg, Mattias Tedenby.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C) vs. SWEDEN 🇸🇪
current champion
(
since 05 Jan 2008)
Last Title 05 Jan 2008
81 All-Time Wins
48
13 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
7 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
🇸🇪 SWE 6-4 CAN 🇨🇦 – 19 Dec 1977 – EX – Hull 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
🇨🇦 CAN 5-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 05 Jan 2009 – WJC – Ottawa 🇨🇦 🏅
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 5-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 05 Jan 2009 – WJC – Ottawa 🇨🇦 🏅
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 3-0 FIN 🇫🇮 – 22 Dec 2009 – EX – Calgary 🇨🇦

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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