World Cup of Hockey Update: Canada Eliminates Russia

On Saturday evening, Canada won the first single elimination semifinal game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, eliminating Russia 5-3.

Jonathan Toews won 67 percent of his faceoffs in 19:18 as Canada advanced. Corey Crawford was the back-up to Carey Price. Brad Marchand scored twice (he nearly had a third a couple times in the final minute) to lead Canada. Sidney Crosby, Corey Perry and John Tavares also scored for the home team.

Artemi Panarin scored the final goal of the tournament for Russia with eight seconds left in regulation. He skated 18:27 in the loss.

Artem Anisimov finished minus-two in 20:27 for Russia. He and Panarin will join the Blackhawks training camp in the coming week.

At training camp on Saturday, the Blackhawks indicated that previously eliminated players Patrick Kane, Michal Kempny and Ville Pokka will join the team at camp on Tuesday.

10 thoughts on “World Cup of Hockey Update: Canada Eliminates Russia

  1. Read that Toews is 6 for 7 international events for gold and that Crosby is 4 for 6.

    God is there anything worst then second best.

  2. Another stellar effort by Toews. He continues to receive the toughest assignments pitted against opponents top lines, while being asked to take the draw in the defensive zone. His penalty kill time was once again rather impressive . Well done captain! Alex Ovechkin was held to 1 shot on goal and was literally a non-factor throughout the game. Ovie is a big, strong and talented man. Not an easy assignment and definitely one that a lot of players would not relish.
    Go Toews, Go Crawford, Go Canada Go ??

  3. Good to see Fortin signed and now in the mix. The Hawks are completely unproven at LW outside of Parnin. No reason to believe this kid cant earn a spot and contribute. On a side note JS Giguire is his uncle, NHL bloodlines isnt a bad thing!

  4. As I said in the other post. Trouba has a lot going for him. Right shot. Big. High ceiling. But he’s played 211 games and has 72 points. 29 points in 65 games as a teenager is impressive. 21 points in 81 games and wanting the money that he wants is a little rich for me. There’s a reason he hasn’t been given an offer sheet.

  5. If a player is 18 or 19 as of September 15, provided he doesn’t play in 10 NHL regular season or playoff games his contract would slide the first year. There is an exception according to capfriendly that is if the player turns 20 between september 15 and December 31 the contract would not slide.

    Fortin’s birth date is February 25th so his contract is slide eligible, provided he doesn’t play 10 or more games with the Hawks. This is very similar to Brandon Pirri. Pirri didnt go the CHL route therefore he was AHL eligible after 1 year of college at RPI after playing in the OJHL in his draft year.

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