IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (OT) – 14 Sep 2016

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2ย Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย (OT)
Exhibitionย Game
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Russia and Canada continued their international hockey rivalry to bring the World Cup of Hockey 2016 pretournament schedule to its conclusion.

After a Russia turnover at the Canada blue line, Ryan Getzlaf scored on a breakaway with 1:31 remaining in overtime, beating goalie Sergei Bobrovski five-hole to give Canada a 3-2 win at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday.

“That’s the way it goes sometimes,” Getzlaf said. “Those 3-on-3s, you have to take care of the puck as much as you can. We had a good change there and had an opportunity to get the puck up (the ice) and get going.”

The game had each team feeling well as they head for Toronto and the start of the tournament on Saturday.

“It doesn’t matter if it is exhibition or real (game),” Russia centre Yevgeni Malkin said. “Always against Canada, it is a very important game. It was a tough game tonight, both teams played well. I liked how we played. Next time, maybe we play in (the) semifinal or final (of this tournament), I hope.”

Alex Ovechkin and Artemi Panarin scored third-period goals to give Russia a 2-1 lead.

But John Tavares used a speculative shot from distance to beat a screened Bobrovski and tie it 2-2 with 6:02 remaining in the period. It was one of the few mistakes made by Bobrovski, who made 45 saves and likely cemented his position as Russia’s No. 1 for the tournament.

“It was interesting,” Bobrovski said. “It’s always a big challenge when you play against Canada, they have so many great players. It’s very interesting to test yourself against them.”

Patrice Bergeron scored Canada’s first goal on a spectacular pass from Sidney Crosby, the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins playing at his home arena.

Canada goalie Carey Price was not tested as much, making 24 saves.

Price was not happy with his first World Cup start, when he allowed three goals on 24 shots to Team USA. He said he wanted more work and more minutes to shake off the rust accumulated during a 10-month layoff after injuring his knee in a game with the Montrรฉal Canadiens on 25 November.

“I felt better, but it was not perfect,” he said.

Ovechkin scored at 3:40 of the third period on a two-man advantage. Yevgeni Malkin won the faceoff to Panarin, who fed it to Ovechkin for a one-timer.

Panarin scored at 7:25 of the third, sweeping home the rebound of a tricky shot by Yevgeni Dadonov.

NOTES: Canada forward Ryan O’Reilly played despite joining camp less than 24 hours earlier as the replacement for injured Tyler Seguin. O’Reilly played 13:06 on a line with Claude Giroux and Joe Thornton…Canada forward Matt Duchene was expected to play but sustained a minor injury at practice Tuesday. He is expected to be ready for the start of the tournament…Defenceman Jake Muzzin and goalie Braden Holtby were the other scratches for Canada…Russia scratched forward Vladislav Namestnikov, defenceman Nikita Nesterov and goalie Andrei Vasilevski.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:27 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – team, too many players
08:49 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Bergeron (Crosby, Burns)
13:32 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Shipachyov, hooking
17:30 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Stamkos, hooking

2nd Period
21:51 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Couture, delay of game
25:01 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Doughty, tripping
27:19 –ย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Kuznetsov, high sticking
36:18 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Malkin, roughing
39:30 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Stamkos, cross checking

3rd Period
41:46 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – team, too many players
43:37 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Vlasic, hooking
43:40 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PP2 GOAL – Ovechkin (Panarin, Malkin)
47:25 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Panarin (Dadonov, Shipachyov)
53:58 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Tavares (Doughty)
56:46 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Kucherov, hooking

Overtime
63:29 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Getzlaf (Burns)

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Priceย (24-26)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Bobrovski (45-48)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย 14+15+15+4 =ย 48
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 5+10+8+3ย =ย 26

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Corey Crawford, Carey Price. Defence: Jay Bouwmeester,ย Brent Burns, Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo,ย Marc-ร‰douard Vlasic, Shea Weber (A). Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Logan Couture, Sidney Crosby (C), Ryan Getzlaf, Claude Giroux, Brad Marchand, Ryan O’Reilly, Corey Perry, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Joe Thornton, Jonathan Toews (A).
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovski, Semyon Varlamov. Defence: Dmitri Kulikov, Alexei Marchenko, Andrei Markov, Dmitri Orlov, Alexei Yemelin, Nikita Zaitsev. Forwards: Artyom Anisimov, Yevgeni Dadonov, Pavel Datsyuk (A), Nikita Kucherov, Nikolai Kulyomin, Yevgeni Kuznetsov, Yevgeni Malkin (A), Alexander Ovechkin (C), Artemi Panarin, Vadim Shipachyov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Ivan Telegin.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. RUSSIA ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
current champions
(since 10 Sep 2016)
Last Title
05 Feb 2015
307 All-Time Wins
440
23 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 13 ties)
53 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย URSย 7-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 07 Mar 1954 โ€“ WC โ€“ Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-1 RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 17 May 2015 โ€“ WC โ€“ Prague ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย ๐Ÿ…
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 10 Sep 2016 โ€“ EX โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-0ย CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 17 Sep 2016 โ€“ WCH โ€“ Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: NHL
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteย – IIHFHHOFIOC

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