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Canada Opens Tournament with 3-1 Win Over Norway

Thursday, 02.13.2014 / 2:52 PM ET
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John Tavares and Team Canada skated to a 3-1 win over Team Norway Thursday afternoon.

The Islanders captain was on the ice for linemate Jamie Benn’s game-winning goal, but was held off the scoresheet. Tavares also saw time on Canada’s first power-play unit with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.

Shea Weber opened the scoring with a slap shot 6:20 into the second period. Weber’s blast was followed up by Benn’s winner nine minutes later.

Norway cut the deficit to one 22 seconds into the third period, but Canada restored the two-goal lead 1:25 later, as Drew Doughty skated in off the blue line and buried a slick backhander high on Lars Haugen. Carey Price stopped 18-of-19 shots, while Haugen turned aside 32.

Tavares and Team Canada take on Michael Grabner, Thomas Vanek and Team Austria Friday at noon Eastern Time.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
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10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 8 6 5 2 11
K. Okposo 8 1 6 2 7
F. Nielsen 8 3 2 0 5
B. Nelson 8 1 4 -3 5
A. Quine 8 1 4 1 5
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
T. Hickey 8 1 3 -3 4
S. Prince 8 3 0 2 3
R. Pulock 4 1 2 -3 3
N. Leddy 8 0 3 2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 3 0 .937 2.06
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