World Cup '96 Sweden - Canada

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  1. Vikke

    Vikke ViktorAllvin twitter

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    Does anyone have the rosters and boxscore for that game?
    The semi final.
    Some guy at a non-hockey forum asked the question, so I thought I'd help him by posting it here.

    Appriciate your help, boys! :)
     
  2. John Flyers Fan

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    Canada:

    Rob Blake
    Rod Brind'Amour
    Paul Coffey
    Sylvain Cote
    Vincent Damphousse
    Eric Desjardins
    Theoren Fleury
    Adam Foote
    Adam Graves
    Wayne Gretzky
    Ed Jovanovski
    Claude Lemieux
    Trevor Linden
    Eric Lindros
    Mark Messier
    Scott Niedermayer
    Lyle Odelein
    Keith Primeau
    Joe Sakic
    Brendan Shanahan
    Scott Stevens
    Pat Verbeek
    Steve Yzerman

    Martin Brodeur
    Curtis Joseph
    Bill Ranford


    Sweden

    Tommy Albelin
    Daniel Alfredsson
    Mikael Andersson
    Niklas Andersson
    Jonas Bergqvist
    Ulf Dahlen
    Peter Forsberg
    Johan Garpenlov
    Tomas Holmstrom
    Andreas Johansson
    Calle Johansson
    Roger Johansson
    Kenny Jonsson
    Patrik Juhlin
    Nicklas Lidstrom
    Markus Naslund
    Fredrik Nilsson
    Mattias Norstrom
    Michael Nylander
    Peter Popovic
    Leif Rohlin
    Mats Sundin
    Niklas Sundstrom

    Johan Hedberg
    Tommy Salo
    Tommy Soderstrom
     
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    Canada 3, Sweden 2, 2OT
    One Fleury-ous finish
    To game summary

    By DAVE FULLER -- Toronto Sun
    PHILADELPHIA -- They say it's never over 'til it's over, but last night it wasn't over even then.
    In a game that took nearly five periods to complete, Theoren Fleury didn't realize until 30 minutes after Canada's 3-2 victory against Sweden that he had scored the game-winning goal.
    That was the kind of night it was at the CoreStates Center where for two periods Canada appeared to be in control of this World Cup of Hockey semi-final game, building a 2-0 lead.
    But as fans crammed in living rooms and bars across Canada prepared to celebrate, the never-say-die Swedes suddenly struck twice to force overtime.
    Goals by Tommy Albelin and Michael Nylander brought Sweden even, after Eric Lindros and Scott Niedermayer, with the most amazing goal of the tournament, had scored for Canada.
    But Fleury saved the night for Canadians, collecting a loose puck off the stick of Paul Coffey and wristing a shot toward the net at the same time Brendan Shanahan arrived in front of Tommy Salo.
    The goal -- at 19:47 of the second overtime -- originally was credited to Shanahan. But after watching replay after replay, off-ice officials finally awarded the goal to Fleury.
    "I didn't even realize there was so little time left (in the period) until we got back in the dressing room," said the Calgary Flames' Little Big Man.
    "One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in the net, so I made sure I shot it. It's probably one of the greatest moments I've ever had in my career."
    Sweden's Johan Garpenlov had hit the crossbar behind Curtis Joseph just seconds earlier.
    The victory catapulted Canada into a best-of-three tournament final against the winner of tonight's USA-Russia game in Ottawa.
    The final opens here Tuesday night, with Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) slated for Montreal.
    A trio of Canadian players seeking vindication in this tournament -- Joseph, Lindros and Niedermayer -- had a huge hand in this face-saving victory in front of 17,227 fans.
    Joseph, who never would have been here if Mike Keenan had returned as Canada's coach, was brilliant, particularly during the first 40 minutes, when Sweden outshot Canada 26-14.
    But it was his game-saving stop on Niklas Sundstrom with 4:06 left in the first overtime period that hurt Sweden the most.
    "What's the date today?" Joseph laughed. "It's pretty early to be playing games of that magnitude.
    "It was kind of like a chess game. But as the game went on we seemed to get stronger."
    Lindros, under the gun for his lack of productivity, bagged Canada's first goal. Niedermayer, handcuffed by the New Jersey Devils' vaunted trap defence, scored a highlight-reel goal, rushing nearly end to end to give Canada a 2-0 lead.

    Summary
    First period
    1. Canada, Lindros 1 (Shanahan, Sakic) 17:59
    Penalties -- Juhlin Swe (elbowing) 7:12, Graves Cda (elbowing) 9:34, Rohlin Swe (high-sticking) 13:49.
    Second period
    2. Canada, Niedermayer 1 14:38
    Penalties -- Desjardins Cda (holding) 9:39.
    Third period
    3. Sweden, Albelin 1 (C. Johansson, Sundstrom) 5:47
    4. Sweden, Nylander 2 (Sundin, C. Johansson) 13:33
    Penalties -- Fleury Cda, C. Johansson Swe (roughing) 14:23, Foote Cda, Forsberg Swe (roughing) 15:51.
    First Overtime
    No scoring.
    Penalties -- None.
    Second Overtime
    5. Canada, Fleury 3 (Coffey) 19:47
    Penalties -- Lemieux Cda, C. Johansson Swe (roughing) 9:33.
    Shots on goal by
    Canada 5 9 9 8 12--43
    Sweden 14 12 7 7 3--43
    Power plays (goals-chances) -- Canada: 0-2; Sweden: 0-2.
    Goal -- Canada: Joseph (W,4-0); Sweden: Salo (L,1-1).
    Referee -- Mark Faucette; Linesmen -- Ray Scapinello, San Schachte.
    Attendance -- 17,227.
     
  4. reckoning

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    Easily one of the 10 greatest games I've ever seen.
     
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    that's interesting. My memory always told me Shanny got the winning goal.
     
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    Shanny was given credit originally, it wasn't switched to Fleury until about 30 minutes after the game ended.
     
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    Agreed. Just a shade below the 3 games of the 1987 Canada Cup Finals.
     
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    Yup. Ive seen this game gradually and i agree it was one of the best games ever. Perhaps one of the best if not the best ever played by Sweden.
     
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    In overtime it was tense. Alfredsson, Forsberg and Garpenlov all had beauty chances to end the game in double OT. Garpenlov rung it off the post. I remember Sundin in the 1st OT coming in on a partial breakaway with a clean shot on Joseph that Joseph stacked the pads on.
     
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    Watching that game I felt like Sundin was the scariest player in the world.

    I was 15 years old and thought at the time it might be the most special game I'd ever seen.
     

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