Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Opens Spengler Cup Defence with 2-1 Win over Host HC Davos

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Opens Spengler Cup Defence with 2-1 Win over Host HC Davos

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Canada opens Spengler Cup defence with win

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DAVOS, Switzerland - Matt D'Agostini's goal early in the second period stood as the winner as Canada held off HC Davos 2-1 on Wednesday in both teams' opening game at the Spengler Cup.

Zach Boychuk opened scoring for Canada, while Zach Fucale made 24 saves for the win.

Thierry Bader ended Fucale's shutout with less than two minutes remaining in the second period and Anders Lindback stopped 34 shots for HC Davos.

"Overall, I think we played well for our first game here," said Canada head coach Kevin Dineen.

"They are a good team with a lot of experience and they applied some pressure late in the game. We were able to stick with it and come away with a win."

HC Davos hosts what is considered the world's oldest hockey tournament annually. …

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