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Jets at the Worlds: Quarterfinals

by Mitchell Clinton & Ryan Dittrick / Winnipeg Jets



THURSDAY, MAY 19

CANADA 6 vs. SWEDEN 0


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How Swede it is!

Mark Scheifele’s tournament-high three-point night steered the red and white to a blowout win in their quarterfinal matchup, 6-0 over Sweden.

Canada will now play the United States in the second of two semifinal matchups on Saturday.



Mark Scheifele celebrates his first-period goal. Photo courtesy Minas Panagiotakis/HHOF-IIHF Images

Scheifele struck first with a sublime – and perhaps unintentional – off-balance redirect of Ryan O’Reilly’s long point shot, putting the Canadians up 1-0 with just 1:21 to play in the opening
period.
Nifty.

Scheifele, who was put on a line with O’Reilly and Winnipeg native Mark Stone, is now tied for second in team goal scoring with Corey Perry and Matt Duchene with four, but in one less game.

“When you come here, you have to be ready to play in different roles,” Scheifele told TSN’s Ryan Rishaug during the first intermission. The minutes are different, but so far we’ve been going
good and hopefully we can keep it up.”

Matt Dumba’s long bomb from the centre point put Canada up by two, driving it through a screen and past the glove of Swedish goalie Jacob Markstrom. The goal – a power-play marker at 6:05 of the second – was Dumba’s first (and first point) of the tournament.

Dumba helped set up Brad Marchand to make it 3-0 just a few minutes later, banking a shot off the end boards and having it pop back out in front for the tap-in.

Scheifele assisted on both.

Max Domi, off a great feed from Sam Reinhart, extended the lead to four just 11 seconds later, and the rout was on.

In the third, Stone picked off an Adam Larsson pass and fired it past Markstrom to make it a 5-0 game before Derick Brassard capped things off late, chopping a rebound

After allowing four goals on 19 shots in the previous game, Cam Talbot bounced back nicely, stopping 24 shots for the shutout – his third of the tournament.

-- Ryan Dittrick, WinnipegJets.com


USA 2 vs. CZECH REPUBLIC 1 (SO)


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Sixty minutes wasn’t enough. Neither was 70.
 
It took a shootout to decide the winner between the USA and Czech Republic. And when Tomas Zohorna wasn’t able to get a backhand over Keith Kinkaid’s outstretched pad, fourth-seeded
USA was off to the semifinal.


 
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Auston Matthews scored the shootout winner seconds earlier, going wide before sliding the puck five hole on Dominik Furch with a quick release.
Kyle Connor did not play.
 
The top-seeded Czechs got on the board first when Zohorna was hauled down on a shorthanded breakaway chance, and made no mistake on the penalty shot, putting Czech Republic up 1-0
in the final five minutes of the first.
 
Early in the second, Matthews tied things up with his fourth of the tournament. Frank Vatrano fed Matthews who drove wide on Czech defenceman Radim Simek, and cut sharply back to the front of the net and tucked one five hole on Dominik Furch.
 
Each team had six power play opportunities in the game, but both penalty kill units were strong, killing off each man advantage. Furch made 27 saves in the loss, while Kinkaid’s 31 stops
helped pave the way to Saturday’s semifinal.


FINLAND 5 vs. DENMARK 1


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Even with Aleksander Barkov out of the lineup due to illness, Finland didn’t miss a beat in the quarterfinal.
 
After clinching the top spot in Group B with a 7-0-0-0 record in the preliminary round, Finland eliminated Nikolaj Ehlers and Denmark in the quarterfinal with a 5-1 win.


 
Nikolaj Ehlers (middle-right) celebrates Denmark's lone goal. Photo courtesy Minas Panagiotakis/HHOF-IIHF Images

Mikael Granlund scored twice, Jarno Koskiranta, and Patrik Laine tallied singles, while Jussi Jokinen added an empty netter to push Finland into Saturday’s semi final.
 
Finland got on the board first just under five minutes in. Mikael Granlund picked up a pass near the bottom of the circle, made a quick move to his forehand, and with a flick of the wrist, beat
goaltender Sebastian Dahm top corner.
 
After Finland’s Kokiranta made it 2-0 early in the second, Lars Eller cut that lead in half 10 minutes later. Ehlers helped keep the play alive near the Finland blue line, diving to help his team maintain possession of the puck. From there, Mads Christensen dished to Eller, who made no mistake.
 
But before the end of the middle frame, Patrik Laine deposited his seventh goal of the tournament with under two minutes left. Laine found space at the top of the circle, and snapped one stick
side on Dahm to restore the two-goal lead.
Down two with the minutes ticking away in the third period, Denmark coach Jan Karlsson pulled Dahm for an extra skater. But seconds later, Jokinen made it 4-1 Finland. Granlund added his
second of the game under a minute later to seal Denmark’s fate.
 
Dahm made 23 saves on 27 shots, while Finland’s Mikko Koskinen made 16 saves in the win.
 
Ehlers had one assist in the game, and finishes the tournament with four goals and six points.

-- Mitchell Clinton, WinnipegJets.com


RUSSIA 4 vs. GERMANY 1



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KHL linemates Vadim Shipachyov and Yevgeni Dadonov combined for five points to lead Russia to a 4-1 victory in its quarterfinal matchup vs. Germany. 

Russia will now face Patrik Laine and Team Finland in the semifinal.



Alexander Burmistrov battles with German defenceman Denis Reul. Photo courtesy Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images

Germany’s Patrick Reimer opened the scoring at 4:45, stripping the puck off Russian defender Alexei Marchenko before bringing it the middle and firing a shot low, glove side on Sergei Bobrovsky.

Shipachyov scored twice and added one assist in the middle frame to help Russia run away with it.

With the game tied at one, Dadonov scored the eventual game-winner off a beautiful feed from Shipachyov, shovelling a one-timer low, stick side after fighting off a defender and tumbling to his knees.

Finishing off a give-and-go on a 2-on-1 with Jets prospect Ivan Telegin, Shipachyov – who got things rolling earlier in the period – put the Russians up 3-1 with his third point of the night at 14:15.

Alexander Ovechkin rounded out the scoring with 7:15 to play in the third.

Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov had two shots and two penalty minutes in six-and-a-half minutes of ice time.

-- Ryan Dittrick, WinnipegJets.com

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