Sports: Canada drops World Championship opener to Finland - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

SportsCanada drops World Championship opener to Finland

20:02  10 may  2019
20:02  10 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Tavares suffers oblique injury at worlds, will be re-evaluated in Toronto

Tavares suffers oblique injury at worlds, will be re-evaluated in Toronto Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares suffered an oblique injury while preparing for the World Championship with Team Canada and will return to Toronto for re-evaluation, Leafs Public Relations announced Thursday. Tavares headlined Canada's roster after a career season in which he set new personal bests in goals (47) and points (88). With the injury, Canada now has three roster spots available to fill. The 28-year-old has only missed nine regular-season games in the NHL over the past five campaigns but has had bad luck at the international level in the past.

Canada lost its tournament opener at the 2019 World Championship in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Finland on Friday. Finland got on the board first with a sensational breakaway goal by blue-chip 2019 draft prospect Kaapo Kakko in the opening period. Canada responded shortly after on the power play

Canada lost its tournament opener at the 2019 World Championship in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Finland on Friday. Finland got on the board first with a sensational breakaway goal by blue-chip 2019 draft prospect Kaapo Kakko in the opening period. Canada responded shortly after on the power play

Canada drops World Championship opener to Finland © PressFocus/MB Media / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Canada lost its tournament opener at the 2019 World Championship in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Finland on Friday.

Finland got on the board first with a sensational breakaway goal by blue-chip 2019 draft prospect Kaapo Kakko in the opening period. Canada responded shortly after on the power play with a goal orchestrated by three Vegas Golden Knights, as Shea Theodore and Mark Stone set up Jonathan Marchessault's marker.

After a scoreless middle frame, Finland took the lead early in the third on a power-play goal by Arttu Ilomaki, who had 45 points in 60 games for Lukko in the Finnish pro league this season.

Kakko added his second of the game on an empty netter in the final minute.

Canada returns to action Sunday versus Great Britain, while Finland takes on host Slovakia on Saturday.

Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Read more

Canada ready for world hockey championship semifinal against Czech Republic.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Damon Severson had a funny feeling he'd score in Canada's quarterfinal against Switzerland at the world hockey championship. "(Thursday) morning, I woke up and I just thought 'I feel like I'm going to score tonight. I hope I can just get one,'" said the 24-year-old from Melville, Sask. "I didn't think it was going to be like that, but luckily enough, I was able to get the tying goal." The New Jersey Devils defenceman's blast from the point trickled through Swiss goaltender Leonardo Genoni with just 0.4 seconds left in the third period, pulling Canada into a 2-2 tie to force overtime.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 6
This is interesting!