Before the start of the World Championships, Canada was favorite to win session Silver Medal. Finland, the host country, took first place in the list of the most experts.
Joel Jeremiah, Issa Lindell, Mikko Lehtunen, Miro Heskanen, Sami Vatanen, Harry Satteri, Valtteri Vilpola, Mikael Granlund… they were several good players who responded yes At the invitation of the Finnish coach for this tournament in front of their team.
But the lineup of Claude Julien and Andre Turini was also unaffected: Nick Holden, Travis Sanheim, Nicholas Roy, Matthew Berzal, Maxime Comtoua, Morgan Gecke, Adam Lowry, Dawson Mercer, Drake Paterson, Dylan Cousins, Damon Severson, Ryan Graves, and Logan Thompson, Thomas Chabot, Josh Anderson, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kent Johnson…we could have expected a great performance from hockey nation.
The preliminary tournament started well for Canada, which won its first four matches. But the Canadians got away with it against Denmark and Switzerland afterwards, and they at least managed to defeat the French in their last preliminary match. The result: they ranked third (only) in their group.
This morning, Canada was playing a quarter-final match against the mighty Swedes (who count on many NHLers), who finished his initial phase with only two defeats (one in extra time and the other on penalties).
How did Canada do? It will be a two-stage match.
Only 87 seconds after the expiration of firstKarl Klingberg gave Sweden the lead. Less than five minutes later, William Nylander scored a superb second-half goal. Then the score was 2 to 0 for the Swedes.
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Canada came out strong in secondlyAnd the Dominates 19-1 with shots on goal. But guess what? Sweden scored the only goal of the period, courtesy of Max Fryberg, a former player in the Canadian organization. 3 to 0.
At the beginning ThirdRyan Graves a réduit l’écart et en fin d’engagement, Pierre-Luc Dubois a inscrit le deuxième but des siens… puis Mathew Barzal a envoyé tout le monde en prolongation grâce à un son premier but du tournoi (inscrit le jour de Eid) his birthday).
Another game that goes into overtime: that’s the fashion these days…
In overtime – three against three – William Nylander Drake Paterson faltered. So Canada found themselves in a game of strength (four against three) and Paterson scored the winning goal with assists from Berzal and Dubois. Everything collapsed within minutes for the Swedes.
Canadian comeback story
– IIHF (IIHFHockey) 26 May 2022
Canada wins in overtime in a power game presented by William Nylander. Bad tongues will say the Maple Leafs are unable to make the playoffs, regardless of the league.
– MaxMorin (@MaxMorinRDS) 26 May 2022
So Canada wins 4 to 3 and avoids in extreme cases having to go home earlier than expected. Would Claude Julien be recognized? Will this definitely close doors for him in the NHL?
Note that Pierre-Luc Dubois is currently Canada’s top scorer (12 points in eight matches). Josh Anderson has six points in eight games. It was not used late in the third and in overtime.
Canada will now face the Czech Republic – who defeated Germany this morning – in the semi-finals on Saturday.
From 1:00 pm, Switzerland will face the United States, Slovakia and Finland. The two winning teams will meet in the other semi-final match on Saturday. The Grand Final will take place on Sunday. Will Canada participate? Or will he be satisfied with the bronze medal match?
Matthias Brunet also invites you to turn on the TV around 1:00 PM today and state on RDS.
Juraj Slavkovsky and the Slovaks meet Finland in the quarter-finals of the World Championships in the early afternoon. Watch him closely, if you get the chance. Who knows if it won’t end in Montreal… I’m saying that, I’m not saying anything…
– Matthias Brunet (@mathiasbrunet) 26 May 2022
Would CH dare to frame Slafkovsky – not Wright – with his first choice? Remember that the NHL Entry Draft will take place on July 7-8 in Montreal.
Slavkowski (6’4 left wing) has nine points in seven games since the start of the tournament. Remember, he wrapped up his Olympic championship with seven goals in several matches earlier this year. To say that he turned 18 …
We asked Shane Wright and Logan Cooley what it would be like when it was drafted by Canadians…but did we ask Joraj Slavkowski?
When we compare ourselves, we console ourselves.
Most appearances in the Conference Finals by a Canadian team in the Hat Era:
– NHL Watcher (NHL_Watcher) 26 May 2022
– Xhakej, Mysak and Bulldogs are really in control.
The # bulldog From Hamilton, Ontario
Scored 46-3-1 in his last 50 matches # Son
11-0 in the playoffs so far. #oh
– Stefan Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) 26 May 2022
Patrick Roy will not be QMJHL Coach of the Year.
Jim Holton is Coach of the Year at # doraFor the second year in a row. The only two people to have done this in league history: Gerard Gallant and J. Chouinard!
– Michael Lancet (@MikLalancette) 26 May 2022
– Will there be any leaks?
The new logo is set to be shown to a select group in ‘preview’ mode this evening.
– Nilton George (@NiltonJorge) 26 May 2022
– There will be a brand new stadium for the UEFA Champions League Final.
For those wondering about the grass of the ultimate champions https://t.co/dgiFRtGwI8
– Nicholas Harguindey (@NHarguindey) 26 May 2022
The riyal continues to gain in value.
Forbes Awards | Real Madrid’s value at the top in Europe https://t.co/XtZJ4kDEEy
– The Sports Press (@LaPresse_Sports) 26 May 2022
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