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Canada Shuts Out Austria 6-0

Friday, 02.14.2014 / 2:14 PM
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Canada Shuts Out Austria 6-0

John Tavares and Team Canada defeated Michael Grabner, Thomas Vanek and Team Austria 6-0 Friday afternoon.

Los Angeles Kings’ forward Jeff Carter led the way for Canada tallying a natural hat-trick in the second period en route to the rout of Austria. Combined with a 3-1 victory over Norway on Thursday, Canada is now 2-0-0-0 in preliminary round play.

Tavares was kept off the scoresheet despite seeing time on Canada’s top power-play unit. Although playing primarily at even strength with the Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron and Dallas Stars’ Jamie Benn, Tavares saw some time on Canada’s top line with Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Tavares’ four shots tied for third on Canada.

One day after notching a hat-trick against Finland, Grabner couldn’t find the same magic against the Canadians. Both Grabner and teammate Vanek pressured Canadian goaltender Roberto Luongo, but were unable to find the back of the net. One day after falling to Finland 8-4, Austria is now 0-2-0-0 in the preliminary round.

Late in the first period, Grabner had one of Austria’s best chances of the game, but his shot rang off the post as “The Eagles” went into the locker trailing by two goals. Vanek finished the game second on Austria with four shots on goal.

Canada will wrap up the preliminary round against Finland, Sunday at noon eastern time, while Austria concludes its preliminary round at 3 A.M. on Sunday.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 33 13 15 -5 28
K. Okposo 33 7 21 -3 28
B. Nelson 33 14 13 7 27
R. Strome 33 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 33 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 33 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 23 2 12 7 14
N. Kulemin 33 6 7 -2 13
M. Grabovski 30 5 7 3 12
T. Hickey 32 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 18 6 0 .919 2.24
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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