IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-2 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช – 12 May 2016

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-2 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
World Championship Preliminaryย Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Thursday, 12 May 2016

Two goals by Taylor Hall carried Canada to a 5-2 win over Germany to continue their unbeaten streak at the World Championship.

Canada encountered a determined German squad that tied the score 2-2 after two periods. A rally in the final twenty minutes led to a Canada win that keeps them atop Group B of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Saint Petersburg.

Riding the wave of their win over Slovakia, Germany came into this game with renewed confidence. They started skating well, creating scoring chances and continuing to press the action even when they were down two goals early in the second period.

“That wasnโ€™t an easy game from the start,” Cam Talbot said after the game. “We knew that when they dropped the puck. That was something maybe that we needed, a little adversity going into the third period there. We put our work boots on and came out in the third and got the job done. But weโ€™ve got to give them a lot of credit tonight.”

Taylor Hall continued his consistent scoring for Canada. At 3:54, Hall shot the puck through Timo Pielmeier to make it 1-0. Hall has now scored in each of Canadaโ€™s first four games in this tournament and has once again revealed himself to be an offensive force.

“Heโ€™s got kind of a sneaky release,” Talbot said of his teammate. “I see it all the time in practice. His speed is so deceptive on the outside. Heโ€™s got a lot of speed and a great shot. Itโ€™s tough to defend.”

With 4:53 remaining in the first, Germany thought they tied the game at one. Tobias Riederโ€™s pass to Gerrit Fauser hit his skate and carried into the net. The play was reviewed and ruled no goal.

Canada outshot Germany 8-6 in the opening period and held a 1-0 lead.

With three seconds remaining in Patrick Hagerโ€™s holding an opponent penalty, Derick Brassard sent an accurate laser to Matt Duchene who sent a pinpoint pass onto the tape of Corey Perryโ€™s stick in the slot. Perry was in the perfect position to redirect the puck into the net at 3:22 of the second.

It was Perryโ€™s third goal in as many games after being held goalless in the opener against the USA.

Even though goaltender Thomas Greiss is now available to help Germany, head coach Marco Sturm chose instead to stay with Pielmeier who has started all four games for his country. Greiss remains in the wings.

Germany was down, but not out. They would continue to work until they scored two goals and tied the game.

Patrick Reimer scored when Germany forced a turnover in the offensive zone. Marcel Noebels kicked the puck to Reimer, who sent a one-timer past Cam Talbot. Reimerโ€™s shot went high over Talbotโ€™s shoulder top shelf. Dominik Kahun earned the second assist.

Sinan AkdaฤŸ tied the game when he took a pass from Phillip Gogulla in stride and found the top left corner of the net. For AkdaฤŸ, who is making his third appearance with the German national team at the World Championships, it was his first goal ever in tournament play.

“We knew we were playing a good opponent, and we had a couple of breakdowns,” Perry said. “They capitalized on it. We talked between the second and third. It was a little adversity. We just had to be a little quicker to the puck, a little more physical, and start wearing their D down. Once we did, we got some bounces.”

To start the third, Germany received a power play opportunity with a chance to take the lead. They were unable to get what would have been a game changing go ahead goal.

On the first shift after the penalty ended, Hall scored again. Connor McDavid picked up a rebound and quickly passed it to Hall who wasted little time in banging it home.

Canada then added a pair of goals as Boone Jenner and Cody Ceci scored to close out the game.

Canada has now outscored opponents 25-4.

For his efforts, Hall was named Canada’s best player of the game.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:54 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Hall (Murray)

2nd Period
20:29 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Domi, tripping
21:24 – ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Hager, holding
23:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Perry (Duchene, Brassard)
31:31 – ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – Reimer (Noebels, Kahun)
33:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Gogulla, interference
37:36 – ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – AkdaฤŸ (Gogulla, Schรผtz)

3rd Period
40:52 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – McDavid, interference
43:12 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Hall (McDavid, Matheson)
46:50 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Jenner (Rielly, Brassard)

47:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – McDavid, cross checking
53:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Ankert, holding
53:17 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Ceci (O’Reilly)
56:49 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Stone, tripping

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Talbot (17-19)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย Pielmeierย (17-22)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 8+7+7 = 22
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 6+6+7 = 19

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Calvin Pickard, Cam Talbot. Defence: Cody Ceci, Matt Dumba, Ben Hutton, Mike Matheson, Ryan Murray, Morgan Rielly, Chris Tanev. Forwards: Derick Brassard, Max Domi, Matt Duchene (A), Brendan Gallagher, Taylor Hall, Boone Jenner, Brad Marchand, Connor McDavid, Ryan O’Reilly (A), Corey Perry (C), Sam Reinhart, Mark Stone.
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Thomas Greiss, Timo Pielmeier. Defence: Sinanย AkdaฤŸ, Torsten Ankert, Daryl Boyle, Christian Ehrhoff (A), Korbinian Holzer, Moritz Mรผller, Denis Reul. Forwards: Leon Draisaitl, Gerrit Fauser, Patrick Hager, Marcel Goc (C), Philip Gogulla, Dominik Kahun, Marcus Kink (A), Brooks Macek, Marcel Noebels, Tobias Rieder, Patrick Reimer, Felix Schรผtz, Yannic Seidenberg.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. GERMANY ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
(since
06 May 2015)
Last Title
05 May 2007
302 All-Time Wins
20
33 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 3 ties)
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. GER)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 17-0 GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 18 Jan 1911 โ€“ CDC โ€“ Chamonix ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. GER)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 4-1 GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 04 May 2010 โ€“ EX โ€“ Hamburg ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 8-0 BLR ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ โ€“ 09 May 2016 โ€“ WC โ€“ Saint Petersburg ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-0 SVK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 14 May 2016 โ€“ WC โ€“ Saint Petersburg ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Article Credit: IIHF Worlds 2016
Photo Credit: IIHF Worlds 2016IIHFHHOFIOC

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