Newspaper article The Canadian Press

McIntyre Nets Winner, Canada Opens Spengler Cup with Victory over Mountfield HK

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

McIntyre Nets Winner, Canada Opens Spengler Cup with Victory over Mountfield HK

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Canada opens Spengler Cup with victory

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DAVOS, Switzerland - David McIntyre scored the eventual winner while shorthanded in the third period and added an assist as Canada got past Mountfield HK 5-3 on Tuesday in its Spengler Cup opener.

Victor Bartley, Curtis Hamilton, Mason Raymond and P-A Parenteau, into an empty net, also had goals for the Canadians (1-0). Barry Brust made 31 saves for the win in net.

Andris Dzerins, Oskars Cibulskis and Lukas Vopelka found the back of the net for Mountfield (0-1). Patrik Rybar stopped 21 shots in defeat.

Canada is two-time defending champions at the Spengler Cup and are using the tournament as a final evaluation before deciding on its Olympic roster in January.

Vopelka opened the scoring for Mountfield midway through the first.

Canada tied the game at 1-1 after a shot from Bartley had a weird bounce off the boards and then deflected off Rybar's skate and into the net. …

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