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Tavares Scores, Assists in 4-2 Win

Tuesday, 05.01.2012 / 5:12 PM
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2012 IIHF World Championship
Tavares Scores, Assists in 4-2 Win

CANADA 4, SWITZERLAND 2
John Tavares scored Team Canada's first goal and assisted on the game-winner en route to a 4-2 victory over Switzerland Tuesday in Canada's final exhibition game prior to the 2012 IIHF World Championship.

Tavares and Andrew Ladd gave Canada a 2-0 lead before Roman Wick and Damien Brunner replied for the Swiss on the power play in the second.

Sharp snapped the 2-2 tie and then picked up an assist on Jeff Skinner's empty-net goal to seal the victory.

Cam Ward started and picked up the win for Canada, which opens the tournament against Slovakia on Friday in Helsinki, Finland.

The forward line of Tavares, Skinner and Sharp combined for seven points. Tavares was named the player of the game.


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DENMARK 4, ITALY 2

Frans Nielsen had a four-point game with a goal and three assists to lead Denmark to a 4-1 victory over Italy in Denmark's final exhibition before the 2012 IIHF World Championship. Nielsen was named the Player of the Game.

Nielsen and Denmark open tournament play on Friday, May 4 against the Czech Republic in Stockholm.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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