Team Canada wins big at the World Championship

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart and defenseman Brandon Montour couldn't score in the win over Great Britain

Paul Hamilton
May 12, 2019 - 9:57 pm

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(WGR 550) - Canada went to 1-1 at the IIHF World Championship over the weekend, blasting Great Britain 8-0 on Sunday. It wasn’t a very eventful game for the two Sabres representatives as both Sam Reinhart and Brandon Montour were pointless for Canada.

Reinhart played 14:50 and had a few scoring chances, including a real good tip in front. He finished with three shots on goal, starting the game with Anthony Cirelli (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Sean Couturier (Philadelphia Flyers).

Montour got 16:58 of work and had one shot, playing mostly with Shea Theodore (Vegas Golden Knights). He was sent in on a shorthanded breakaway and was stopped. Montour was very active in the game, circling around the offensive zone.

The star of the game was Anthony Mantha (Detroit Red Wings), who had two goals and three assists. Kyle Turris (Nashville Predators) also had two goals.

Others hitting the back of the net were Dante Fabbro (Nashville), Mathieu Joseph (Tampa Bay), Dylan Strome (Chicago Blackhawks), and Couturier.

Carter Hart (Philadelphia) was in goal and only had to make 12 saves for the shutout. Team Canada had 56 shots on Great Britain.

The Canadians lost their first game to Finland, and will face the home team, Slovakia on Monday.     

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