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Canada Opens Tournament with 3-1 Win Over Norway

Thursday, 02.13.2014 / 2:52 PM
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Canada Opens Tournament with 3-1 Win Over Norway
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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.

Click here for the NHL.com recap.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 20 14 4 2 72 46 30
3 NYI 21 15 6 0 69 57 30
4 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
5 DET 21 11 5 5 59 52 27
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
12 FLA 19 7 6 6 41 51 20
13 PHI 20 8 9 3 57 61 19
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 21 8 12 -4 20
B. Nelson 21 10 9 5 19
K. Okposo 21 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 21 4 11 9 15
J. Boychuk 20 2 11 7 13
F. Nielsen 21 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 21 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 21 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 18 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 13 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 10 4 0 .922 2.23
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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