Canada collapsed for the third time in as many Spengler Cup outings, losing 3-1 to Örebro HK in the quarter-finals on Thursday in Davos.
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As a result, head coach Travis Green's team will return home empty-handed after scoring just four goals in the competition.
The indiscipline hurt the Maple Leaf players in the first period, the opponent taking advantage of it to open the scoring with a massive attack through Filip Berglund. Early in the third period, Linus Oberg doubled the winners' lead with a shot to the top of the net. For his part, Mathias Bromé sealed the outcome of the game by pushing the puck into an abandoned cage with less than 30 seconds to go.
Chris DiDomenico helped the Canadiens avoid the shutout late in the third period. He maneuvered well in the opposing zone, bypassing defender Rasmus Rissanen to unleash a high throw.
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson made 27 saves for the losers, compared to 34 for his opposite Jonas Arntzen.
Green was banking on a few household names, including former Montreal Canadiens David Desharnais and Daniel Carr, as well as Laval Rocket guard Nicolas Beaudin.