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COMEAU STARS AT WJC

Wednesday, 12.28.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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COMEAU STARS AT WJC
Goal and assist in 5-1 win over Finland

Islanders 2004 second round pick Blake Comeau starred for Team Canada on Monday at the World Junior Championships, scoring a goal and adding an assist in his team's 5-1 win over Finland.

Before 16,083 fans at Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum, the home team dominated throughout. Scouts at the game reported that Comeau was one of Canada's best players, not just on the scoresheet.

Comeau's goal gave Canada a 2-0 lead at 15:02 of the first period. The Islanders prospect jumped on a losse puck just inside the Finnish blueline and raced in alone on goalie Tuukka Rask. Comeau's shot flipped up and over the goalie.

Islanders 2005 first round pick Ryan O'Marra assisted on Comeau's goal.

"It was a great chip by [Ryan] O'Marra and I looked up and I had a breakaway," Comeau told reporters after the game. "[Rask] kind of cuffed me when he put up the pad stack but lucky enough it hit the post and went in."

Dustin Boyd had two goals for Canada. Andrew Cogliano had two assists, while David Bolland and Kyle Chipchura also scored for the host team.  Team Canada is coached by former Islanders captain Brent Sutter.

"We had to play to our identity," said Sutter. "In our past history with these two countries, when we play each other it's a pretty North American-styled game. The Finns play hard. We knew that we would have to match that and go beyond that."

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 30 20 6 4 98 71 44
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
5 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
6 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
7 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
8 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
9 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
10 WSH 30 14 10 6 86 81 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 30 13 15 2 72 95 28
13 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
14 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
15 PHI 30 11 14 5 80 90 27
16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 31 12 15 -5 27
K. Okposo 31 7 20 -3 27
B. Nelson 31 13 11 4 24
R. Strome 31 6 15 10 21
F. Nielsen 31 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 31 5 10 7 15
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 28 5 7 4 12
N. Kulemin 31 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 30 2 9 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 16 6 0 .917 2.35
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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