Saturday, December 27, 2014

Canada Blasts Slovaks In Opening Game of WJHC

Team Canada earned the first shut out of the championship with an outstanding 8-0 win over Slovakia. The Canadians most certainly hit the ice running, but the Slovakians put out many strong cards.
The first period of this match up saw three Canadian goals, the first coming from Robby Fabbri 452 into the game. Fabbri was set up by assistant captain Sam Reinhart and Anthony Duclair. Team Canada saw their second goal at 8:17 when Duclair was able to score a goal of his own against Slovakia's goaltender Denis Godla

 Fabbri put the Canadians up by 3 when he lit the lamp at 9:09 with help from Nic Petan and Madison Bowley.

Nick Paul, Moose Jaw Warrior Brayden Point and Max Domi scored second period goals with Jake Virtanen ending the scoring in the 3rd on a nifty play in the 3rd showing great hand-eye co-ordination to bank it home after the puck hit the end-boards.

Zach Fucale had the shutout making only a couple of difficult saves on what was a slow night for him.

The Canadians skate with Germany in Montreal on Saturday night.


Anonymous said...

Good. Hopefully taking an offensive minded approach will trickle on up to the NHL masterminds. I'm sick of the mentality where every coach wants to win 1-0 instead of 5-4.


Anonymous said...

8 goals vs slovaks is nothing to get excited about lets see what they do vs the u.s. or sweden.

Anonymous said...

Slovakia and Germany are one thing. but lets see what they do with a very tough American and Finnish team. On the other side, who saw Denmark and Russia playing to a tie. Is that an indication that the Danes are good and the Russians aren't


Anonymous said...

I'm still sick of the 1-0 mentality. Check, check, never take chances, wait for them to make a mistake. In the days of the Islander or Oiler dynasties hockey was fun to watch, not many NHL games are now.