IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 20 Sep 2016

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2ย United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
World Cup Of Hockey Group Round
Air Canada Centre, Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Two games into the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Canada has clinched a spot in the semifinals and the competitive portion of Team USA’s tournament is over.

Canada advanced to the final four by scoring four consecutive goals in a 4-2 win against Team USA at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

Matt Duchene scored twice, and Carey Price made 32 saves for Canada, which is 2-0-0 in Group A and can clinch first place with a win against Team Europe on Wednesday. Team Europe also is 2-0-0 and has clinched a semifinal berth.

“Our objective was to win (Tuesday),” Canada defenceman Marc-ร‰douard Vlasic said. “Now we’re looking to (Wednesday). We wanted to get in the semifinals. We did it. Now we want to finish first in our (group).”

Team USA is 0-2-0 and was eliminated from contention for the semifinals along with the Czech Republic, which is 0-1-1. They close their World Cup against each other Thursday.

“It’s disappointing, frustrating, all different types of emotions,” Team USA coach John Tortorella said. “I think we let some people down. It’s on my watch. I certainly feel responsible for that. It’s really disappointing.”

After USA defenceman Ryan McDonagh scored 4:22 into the first period for a 1-0 lead, Duchene scored 1:29 later to tie it 1-1. Corey Perry gave Canada a 2-1 lead 14 seconds after that when the rebound of Logan Couture’s right-circle shot went into the net off Perry’s pants.

Duchene then converted on a defensive-zone turnover by Team USA and beat Jonathan Quick between the pads to make it 3-1 at 12:07.

“The first couple of minutes we were tentative, we weren’t playing the Canadian way and moving the puck,” Perry said. “They capitalized and they got a goal and I think that kind of got us into the game and got us going.”

Patrice Bergeron was credited with the goal that extended Canada’s lead to 4-1 at 8:50 of the second period when John Tavares’ centering feed hit his skate before it deflected into the net off McDonagh’s right skate.

T.J. Oshie scored for Team USA with 2:32 remaining in the third period.

NOTES: McDonagh’s goal ended Price’s shutout streak in international play at 228:41. That dated to Canada’s quarterfinal against Latvia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics…Team USA made two lineup changes, inserting defenceman Dustin Byfuglien for Jack Johnson and forward Kyle Palmieri for Brandon Dubinsky…Canada coach Mike Babcock said goalie Corey Crawford will start against Team Europe…The winner of the game between Canada and Team Europe will play the second-place team from Group B in the semifinals. The loser will play the team that wins Group B.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
04:22 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – McDonagh (Stepan, Kane)
05:51 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Duchene (Vlasic, Thornton)
06:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Perry (Couture, Toews)
12:07 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Duchene (Burns)
18:15 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Abdelkader, interference
18:47 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Perry, tripping

2nd Period
26:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Bergeron, delay of game
28:50 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Bergeron (Tavares, Pietrangelo)
34:54 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Johnson, delay of game

3rd Period
41:05 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Pacioretty, boarding
52:57 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Price, delay of game
57:28 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Oshie (van Riemsdyk, Pavelski)

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Priceย (34-36)
L: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Quick (30-34)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 13+11+10 = 34
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย 11+11+14 = 36

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), Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf,ย Brad Marchand, Ryan O’Reilly, Corey Perry, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Joe Thornton, Jonathan Toews (A).
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Ben Bishop, Jonathan Quick. Defence: Dustin Byfuglien, John Carlson, Erik Johnson, Ryan McDonagh, Matt Niskanen, Ryan Suter (A). Forwards: Justin Abdelkader, David Backes, Patrick Kane (A), Ryan Kesler,ย T.J. Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Kyle Palmieri, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski (C), Derek Stepan, James van Riemsdyk, Blake Wheeler.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. UNITED STATES ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
current champions
(since 10 Sep 2016)
Last Title
10 Sep 2016
309 All-Time Wins
61
40 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 3 ties)
10 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 2-0 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 25 Apr 1920 โ€“ OG โ€“ Antwerp ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 10 Sep 2016 โ€“ EX โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-0ย CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 17 Sep 2016 โ€“ WCH โ€“ Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-3 RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 24 Sep 2016 โ€“ WCH โ€“ Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: NHL
Photo Credit: National Postย – IIHFHHOFIOC

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