Day 4 of the Pre-tournament only had one game and that was the game between Team North America and Team Europe. Starting Goalies were Pittsburgh native John Gibson for Team North America and Thomas Greiss.
Aaron Ekblad started the scoring at 5:20 of the first for Team North America. The assist were by Austin Matthews and Pittsburgh native Brandon Saad. Dylan Larkin scored at 6:27 of the first to give Team North America a 2-0 lead. Assist by Pittsburgh native Vincent Trocheck and Ryan Murray. Aaron Ekblad would score his 2nd of the game at 7:19 of the first to make it 3-0. Lone assist was by Nathan MacKinnon. Team Europe would finally get on the board at 8:55 of the first with a goal by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The lone assist was by Thomas Vanek. Morgan Rielly scored at the 10:22 mark to extend Team North America’s lead to 4-1. Lone assist was by Jonathan Drouin. That would also be the last that we would see of Griess in this game as Jaroslav Halak would replace him in the crease for Team Europe. Johnny “Hockey” Gaudreau would score at the 15:54 mark of the 1st to make the score 5-1. The lone assist was by Mark Scheifele.
Marian Gaborik scored at the 4:50 mark of the 2nd period for Team Europe to make the score 5-2. The assist were by Roman Josi and Bellemare. Marian Gaborik would add a second goal in the second at the 19:14 to bring Team Europe within 2 goals. The assist were by Frans Nielsen and Mats Zuccarello.
Frans Nielsen scored at the 8:17 mark of the 3rd to bring Team Europe within one at 5-4. The assist were by Josi and Zuccarello. Johnny “Hockey” scored his 2nd of the game at 11:29 of the 3rd to make the score 6-4. The assist was by MacKinnon and Colton Parayko. Dylan Larkin would seal the game with an empty net goal at the 19:46 mark. The assist were by Jack Eichel and Parayko.
John Gibson would finish the game with 29 saves on 33 shots for Team North America. Thomas Greiss would make 4 saves on 8 shots before being pulled. Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves on 24 shots in relief for Team Europe.