2013 WJC Blog: Day 3

Friday, 12.28.2012 / 10:42 AM
2013 World Junior Championship
Team Canada Schedule
12/26 Germany W 9-3
12/28 Slovakia W 6-3
12/30 USA 4:30 a.m.
12/31 Russia 9:00 a.m.

Team Canada came from two goals down to beat Slovakia 6-3 Friday behind two goals from Islanders prospect Ryan Strome.

The Canadians trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes before Strome's goal at 2:16 of the second period made the score 2-1. Islanders 2012 first round pick Griffin Reinhart assisted on Mark Scheifele's goal late in the second that gave Canada a 4-3 lead.

Strome scored one of Canada's two goals in the third period as goaltender Malcolm Subban held Slovakia off the board in the final frame. In two games, Strome has three goals and two assists.

"We had to deal with a lot of obstacles and I think that’s a sign of a growing team that comes back in a game like that," Strome said after the game. "We had a lot of different guys step up and every line was good. You have to be happy with our effort."

Canada is 2-0-0 in the round robin portion of the tournament, and faces Team USA on Sunday, Dec. 30.

BOX SCORE - CANADA 6 SLOVAKIA 3


2013 World Junior Championship
Team Finland Schedule
12/26 Latvia W 5-1
12/28 Czech Republic L 1-3
12/30 Switzerland 2:30 a.m.
12/31 Sweden 7:00 a.m.
After starting the tournament with a win over Latvia, Team Finland lost to the Czech Republic 3-1 Friday.

The Czechs took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission before Teuvo Teravainen scored early in the second for Finland to cut the lead to a single goal. Pokka earned the primary assist on the play, and has two helpers in as many games during the tournament.

The Czech Republic added an insurance marker in the third, handing Finland its first loss.

At 1-1-0, Finland will be back in action on Sunday, Dec. 30 against Switzerland.

BOX SCORE - CZECH REPUBLIC 3 FINLAND 1


STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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