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OT Thriller for Canada

Captain Andrew Ladd and Team Canada defeat Slovenia 4-3 in OT at the IIHF WC.

Monday, 13.05.2013 / 4:53 PM / News Articles
IIHF

2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP-DAY 11

CANADA 4, SLOVENIA 3


STOCKHOLM GROUP
COUNTRY GP W OTW OTL L PTS
CANADA 7 5 1 1 0 18
SWITZERLAND
6 5 1 0 0 17
SWEDEN 6 4 0 0 2 12
NORWAY 6 3 0 0 3 9
CZECH REP. 6 2 1 0 3 8
DENMARK 6 1 1 1 3 6
BELARUS 6 1 0 0 5 3
SLOVENIA 7 0 0 2 5 2

HELSINKI GROUP
COUNTRY GP W OTW OTL L PTS
RUSSIA 7 5 0 0 2 15
USA 7 5 0 0 2 15
FINLAND 6 4 1 0 1 14
SLOVAKIA 7 3 0 1 3 10
GERMANY 6 2 0 1 3 7
LATVIA 6 2 0 0 4 6
FRANCE 6 2 0 1 4 6
AUSTRIA 7 1 1 0 5 5

JETS STATS AT IIHF
NAME GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Andrew Ladd CAN 7 3 1 4 2 +2
Jacob Trouba USA 4 0 1 1 0 0
Arturs Kulda LAT 6 1 1 2 4 -5

JETS STATS AT IIHF
NAME GP W L GAA PCT SO
Ondrej Pavelec CZE 3 2 1 1.63 .927 0

STOCKHOLM – Brian Campbell sent Steven Stamkos in alone in overtime, and Stamkos made no mistake, firing the winner at 2:36 of overtime to give Canada a 4-3 win over Slovenia. It was his second goal of the night and sixth of the tournament.

Canada had defeated Slovenia by scores of 8-0 and 5-1 in the only two previous meetings in World Championship play.

The win gives Canada 18 points and top spot again in the Stockholm group, one point ahead of the Swiss, who have one game left tomorrow to reclaim first place. Slovenia has just one point and is relegated to Division I for 2014.

Slovenia wasn’t the better team in the first period based on puck possession, but it made the most of the few chances it had. Jan Urbas accounted for the only two goals, one a beauty, the other a dog.

He scored at 5:53 when he danced awkwardly around three stationery Canadians in the slot and took a shot that Dubnyk fumbled. The puck bounced off the goalie’s glove and drilled over the goal line. The play started when Claude Giroux was too cute on a two-on-one. Instead of firing a shot from in close, he tried to feather a hard pass to Steven Stamkos. It was inaccurate, though, and play moved up ice where Urbas did his thing.

His second goal was the result of a superb long pass from David Rodman. Urbas split the Canadian defencemen and snapped a hard shot past Dubnyk’s glove. Canada generated precious few scoring chances, though it did have the better of play at Globe Arena.

The second period started out as most fans expected the first period to go – Canada scored two quick goals. Matt Duchene got the first goal just 2:01 into the period when he scooped up a rebound on a Jordan Staal shot, beating goalie Luka Gracnar for the first time.

Just 50 seconds later Steven Stamkos tied the game thanks to a nice feed from behind the net courtesy of Giroux. But just when one might have thought Canada was taking control, the Slovenes shocked their opponents by going ahead, 3-2.

That goal came off a faceoff win in the Canadian end, finishing with a shot by Luka Tosic that was deflected in front by Tomaz Razingar at 7:17. Again Canada controlled the rest of the period but had little success in penetrating the stubborn Slovenian defence.

Canada came out and took control of the third period. It was rewarded at 7:09 when Brenden Dillon corralled a loose puck in the slot and beat Gracnar under the arm to tie the game, 3-3.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01