The advance to the quarter-finals continues on Sunday
Canada’s men’s national team, which wins for the third year in a row when the puck hits Italy
in his penultimate preliminary round match in Group B.
It got a little tense in the third period, but Canada did it in a row
a 4-2 victory over Kazakhstan. Adam Henrique led the offensive with one goal and two assists, and Cole
Perfetti shed the winner at 12:20 after the Kazakhs cleared a
Canadian leadership with two goals. Connor Brown and Andrew Mangiapane continued their work
glowing barrel with one goal and one helper each; the line from Henrique, Brown and
Mangiapane has 14 points in two games.
Perfetti became a member of an exclusive club with his goal. he came to it
Gord Sherven (1983), Paul Kariya (1993), Jonathan Toews (2007) and Jordan
Eberle (2010) was the only player to score a goal for Canada in the IIHF World
Junior Championship and IIHF World Championship in the same season.
The Italians dropped their fifth game in a row in fierce competition against them
Kazakhstan on Saturday where the teams teamed up for something ridiculous
10 goals in the third period, tying the record of all tournaments. Italy
was within two when Peter Hochkofler scored to make it 4-2 early in the
last frame but the Kazakhs scored seven goals in 13:40 to leave
the Italians with an 11-3 loss.
The most recent meeting between Canadians and Italians took place during
the preliminary round at the Worlds 2014 in Minsk. Cody Hodgson scored one
Two goals, Brayden Schenn added one goal and one assist and Canada ran theirs
Winning streak to four with
a comfortable 6-1 win.
It’s great to see the Canadian crime being produced, but where is it
Secondary rating? In the last two games both have won, seven of them
The previous Henrique Brown Mangiapane trio scored eight goals
so so good. Only Cole Perfetti’s winning goal against the Kazakhs
did not come from this line. If the Canadians hope to reach the quarter-finals
– and possibly make a run in the playoff round – it has to start
to spread the rating.
And of course we look at the ranking. Canada does not control its own
Fate; It’s three points behind a quarter-finals and has to hit
Italy and Finland in the last two games and a little help with that
the way if it wants to qualify for the playoffs.
Canada and Italy met for the first time in 1935 at the IIHF World Championship (9-0)
Canadian victory) and only then again in 1982. The head-to-head story has
Unsurprisingly, Canada was favored with 12 wins and two draws
14 meetings ever.
The Canadians have won the last eight games and only scored seven goals
Eric Lindros has the record of single game points and published
Six (including five goals) in an 11-2 game in 1993.