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2013 WJC Blog: Day 11

Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 1:53 PM
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2013 World Junior Championship Blog
2013 WJC Blog: Day 11
2013 World Junior Championship
Team Canada Schedule
12/26 Germany W 9-3
12/28 Slovakia W 6-3
12/30 USA W 2-1
12/31 Russia W 4-1
1/3* USA L 1-5
1/5** Russia L 5-6 (OT)
* Semifinal Round
* Bronze Medal Game
Team Canada fell in the Bronze Medal Game against Russia in overtime by a score of 6-5 on Saturday. Islanders prospect Ryan Strome did not find the score sheet, while Griffin Reinhart was suspended from the contest for a high-sticking incident that occurred during the semifinal vs. the US.

The Russians established a two-goal cushion on two separate occasions in the first period. Canada drew the score to 3-2 heading into the intermission on a Jonathan Huberdeau power play goal.

The Canadians knotted the score at 3-3 on an early second period man advantage marker. Before the end of regulation, Canada would come back from a 4-3 and a 5-4 deficit to force overtime.

A minute and a half into the extra period, Valeri Nichushkin scored the bronze medal-winning goal for Russia.

Strome finishes the tournament with four goals (including one game-winner) and two assists in six games. Reinhart posted an assist in five games.

BOX SCORE - RUSSIA 6 CANADA 5 (OT)
2013 World Junior Championship
Playoff Round Schedule
1/3* Canada vs. USA USA 5 CAN 1
1/3* Sweden vs. Russia SWE 3 RUS 2 (SO)
1/4** Czech Republic vs. Switzerland CZE 4 SUI 3
1/5*** Canada vs. Russia RUS 6 CAN 5 (OT)
1/5**** USA vs. Sweden USA 3 SWE 1
* Semifinals
** Placement round (5th/6th)
*** Bronze Medal Game
**** Gold Medal Game
Team USA won the Gold Medal Game against defending champion Sweden by a score of 3-1.

Sweden took a 1-0 lead a minute into the second period on a power play goal by Filip Sandberg. Later in the middle frame, the Americans tied the game and took the lead on a pair of Rocco Grimaldi goals less than three minutes apart.

In the third, with Swedish goaltender Nicklas Lundstrom pulled, Vince Trocheck scored an empty-net goal with 16 seconds remaining to make the score 3-1, securing the Americans second gold medal in four years.

BOX SCORE - USA 3 SWEDEN 1




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
10 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
11 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 22 9 12 -4 21
B. Nelson 22 10 10 6 20
K. Okposo 22 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 22 4 13 10 17
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
F. Nielsen 22 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 22 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 22 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 19 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 14 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 11 4 0 .923 2.20
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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