• After being outnumbered at the beginning of the game, the Canadians took the lead two minutes later in a counter-attack – an individual raid was completed by Buffalo striker Jack Quinn (1:0) with the first goal in the world championship.
• The Finns didn’t use the second majority either, and in the middle of the second period, Canada doubled the advantage in another counterattack – a two-on-one move by St. Louis forward Samuel Blay (2:0).
• At the beginning of the third period, the Canadians increased their lead even more – Emil Larmi was unable to move after a pass from Mackenzie Wieger, and AHL forward Mike Carconi hit the near corner (3-0).
• The Swiss champion Temu Hartikainen gave the home team a small glimmer of hope three minutes before the end (1:3), but Tyler Toffoli restored the three-goal lead 50 seconds later with a shot into an empty net – 4:1.
• Canada reached the semifinals for the eighth time in a row (three golds and three silvers at this cut), while Finland missed the semifinals for only the third time in twelve tournaments (also three golds and three silvers).
Canada – Finland 4:1 (1:0, 1:0, 2:1).
Gate: 7:12 Quinn (Krause) 1:030:45 Blé (Neibors, Beron) 2:042:54 Carconi (Wieger, Middleton) 3:056:52 Hartikainen (Rantanen, Lehtonen) 3:157:42 Tofoli (tv) 4:1.
Penalty minutes: 6:0.
Goalkeepers: Samuel Montanbo – Emil Larmi.
The calendar of the decisive phase
|The date||city||Time||The game||Res.|
|25.05.||Tampere||16.20||[1A] UNITED STATES – [4B] Czech Republic||3:0|
|Riga||16.20||[1B] Switzerland – [4A] Germany||1:3|
|Tampere||20.20||[2B] Canada – [3A] Finland||4:1|
|Riga||20.20||[2A] Sweden – [3B] Latvia||1:3|
|27.05.||Tampere||14.20||[1A] UNITED STATES – [4A] Germany|
|Tampere||18.20||[2B] Canada – [3B] Latvia|
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