WJC's

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Eight

Gold Medal Match
Canada 5 vs. Russia 4
Brayden Point, Canada, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 2-2-4, +6, 4 PIM

Brayden Point had an exemplary assist on Canada's second goal in their wild 5-4 victory over Russia in the Gold Medal Match. Coyotes first rounder Max Domi was Canada's high man in points with 1 goal and 3 points in the contest and was named the tournament's Best Forward. Undrafted Sergei Tolchinski was one of three Russian players with 1 goal and 2 points on the night. Russia fell behind 5-1 midway through the Second Period before roaring back to a 1 goal deficit by the Second Intermission.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Eight

Semifinals
Canada 5 vs. Slovakia 1
Brayden Point, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, +6, 4 PIM

Jets 2nd rounder Nic Petan registered a hat trick to lead Canada to a 5-1 Semifinals victory over Slovakia. Lightning prospect Brayden Point had a minor penalty for hooking in the match. Canada faces Russia in the Gold Medal Match.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Seven

Quarterfinals
USA 2 vs. Russia 3
Anthony DeAngelo, USA, 1-0-1, -1, 4 PIM, 6 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 4 PIM

Undrafted Sergei Tolchinski's Second Period goal turned out to be the winner as the experienced Russians defeated a youthful Team USA 3-2 to advance in the WJC's. Blues second rounder Ivan Barbashev also had a goal in the victory for the Russians. Anthony DeAngelo did his best to push the Americans through to the Semis with a power play goal and 6 shots on goal, but it wasn't enough. USA Hockey is left to ponder whether they'd have been better equipped to handle a team dotted with KHL-level players with one or two more experienced players like Adam Erne on the roster. DeAngelo also had a pair of minors for high sticking in the match.

Czech Republic 0 vs. Slovakia 3
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 2 PIM

Dominik Masin was on for all three goals against in Czech Republic's 3-0 loss to Slovakia. He also took a minor for hooking in the match. Undrafted Denis Godla stopped all 34 shots he faced for Slovakia for the shutout.

Canada 8 vs. Denmark 0
Brayden Point, Canada, 1-0-1, +4, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, +6, 2 PIM

Brayden Point help step into the void left by an injured Robby Fabbri and scored the 7th Canadian goal of their 8-0 rout of Denmark. Top 2015 prospect Connor McDavid had 1 goal and 3 points in the victory. Montreal 2nd rounder Zach Fucale had to stop just 14 for the shutout.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Six

Group A
Canada 5 vs. USA 3
Anthony DeAngelo, USA, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

Brayden Point, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM

Anthony DeAngelo scored Team USA's first goal on the PP, but had a key turnover late in the game that led to an EN goal that turned out to be Canada's winner in their 5-3 victory in the last game of the round robin. Brayden Point watched the proceedings from the pine. Coyotes first rounder Max Domi led the way for Canada with 2 goals. Wings first rounder Dylan Larkin, obviously the revelation of the tournament, had 2 goals in defeat for the Americans.

Group B
Russia 1 vs. Czech Republic 4
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM

Dominik Masin had a helper on Czech Republic's early Third Period insurance goal in their 4-1 spanking of Russia. Undrafted Patrik Zdrahal had the goal and finished the contest with 2 goals to lead the Czechs. Blues 2nd rounder Ivan Barbashev had Russia's lone goal in defeat.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Four

Group A
USA 3 vs. Slovakia 0
Anthony DeAngelo, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Wings first rounder Dylan Larkin again led the way for Team USA with 1 goal and 1 assist in their 3-0 blanking of Slovakia. Canucks second rounder Thatcher Demko stopped all 17 shots he faced for USA's second consecutive shutout. Aside: don't read too much into Anthony DeAngelo's offensive production in the tournament. He's not playing the same role in the WJC's he does in the OHL, playing more of a defensive role and only seeing time on USA's second PP unit.

Finland 1 vs. Canada 4
Brayden Point, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM

Group B
Czech Republic 4 vs. Denmark 3 (OT)
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

It took an overtime marker by Bruins first rounder David Pastrnak for the Czech Republic to finally dispose of pesky Denmark 4-3. A pair of helpers by Jets first rounder Nikolaj Ehlers allowed the Danes to extend the game past regulation despite a steep shot disparity that reached 48 to 14 for the Czechs by the game's end. Note that Dominik Masin has been playing the net front role on the Czech power play in the tournament, setting screens and looking for deflections.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Three

Group A
USA 6 vs. Germany 0
Anthony DeAngelo, USA, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Red Wings first rounder Dylan Larkin had 2 goals and 1 assist as Team USA smashed Germany 6-0. Rangers second rounder Brandon Halverson stopped a meager 14 shots for the shutout. The game also featured the first goal of the tournament for USA captain Jack Eichel, a sparkling wraparound in the Third Period of the game. Eichel is expected to go in the top two of the June draft.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Two

Group A
Germany 0 vs. Canada 4
Brayden Point, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM

Top 2015 prospect Connor McDavid had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Canada to a 4-0 victory over Germany. Jets second rounder Eric Comrie stopped all 17 shots he faced for the shutout for the Canadians.

Group B
Czech Republic 2 vs. Switzerland 5
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Switzerland scored 3 unanswered Second Period goals to defeat the Czech Republic 5-2. Predators first rounder Kevin Fiala had a pair of goals in the victory for the Swiss.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day One

Group A
Finland 1 vs. USA 2 (SO)
Anthony DeAngelo, USA, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Anthony DeAngelo had a secondary assist on Alex Tuch's power play goal in USA's 2-1 shootout win over defending champion Finland. DeAngelo played both right and left-side defense and saw time on USA's second PP and PK units in the contest. Chase de Leo scored the shootout winner for the Americans.

Canada 8 vs. Slovakia 0
Brayden Point, Canada, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM

13th forward Brayden Point had 1 goal and 1 assist to open up the tournament for Canada in their 8-0 smashing of Slovakia. Robby Fabbri had 2 goals and 4 points in the victory for the Canadians.

Group B
Sweden 5 vs. Czech Republic 2
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Dominik Masin was -1 in third pairing action in Czech Republic's 5-2 loss to Sweden. The Swedes got a pair of goals from Adrian Kempe in the victory.

U20 WJC Game Day: 1-5-14

Gold Medal Match
Sweden 2 vs. Finland 3 (OT)
Henri Ikonen, Finland, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM

Buffalo first rounder Rasmus Ristolainen scored 9:42 into overtime to deliver Finland a 3-2 Gold Medal Match victory over rival Sweden. Blackhawks first rounder Teuvo Teravainen assisted on all 3 Finnish goals. Predators 4th round pick, goaltender Juuse Saros was named player of the match turning aside 35 shots in the win.

Bronze Medal Match
Canada 1 vs. Russia 2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, 30/31, 1.00 GAA, .968 sv%
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 4-2-0, 0 SO, 1.83 GAA, .933 sv%

Jonathan Drouin, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 3-6-9, +5, 24 PIM

Andrey Vasilevskiy got a pair of First Period goals worth of support and that was all he needed as he turned aside 30 shots to lead Russia to a 2-1 victory over Canada in the Bronze Medal Match. Vasilevskiy was named Russia's best player in the match for his efforts. Fellow Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin was held scoreless for the second time in the tournament, but he did go 53% on draws in defeat.

Drouin finished tied for 7th in scoring in the tournament, 6 points back of Teravainen, who won the tournament scoring title. Digging deeper into the statistics, Drouin was also 7th in the tournament on face-offs at 59%. Vasilevskiy was named one of Russia's 3 top players in the tournament by the coaches but lost out on Best Goaltender and Media All-Star plaudits to Oscar Dansk of Sweden and Saros, respectively. He finished second in the tournament in save percentage and third in goals against average.

U20 WJC Game Day: 1-2-14

Quarterfinal Round
USA 3 vs. Russia 5
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, 30/33, 3.00 GAA, .909 sv%
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 0 SO, 2.01 GAA, .929 sv%

Adam Erne, USA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM

Andrey Vasilevskiy made several key stops and Edmonton third rounder Anton Slepyshev had 3 assists as Russia knocked off defending Gold Medalist USA 5-3 in the Quarterfinal Round. New Jersey first rounder Stefan Matteau had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for the Americans.

Finland 5 vs. Czech Republic 3
Henri Ikonen, Finland, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 2 PIM

Lightning prospect Henri Ikonen had his first goal of the tournament, a key marker to tie the game at 3-3 early in the Third Period, as Finland pulled away in the final frame to defeat Czech Republic 5-3. Blackhawks first rounder Teuvo Teravainen had 2 helpers in the victory for the Finns.

Canada 4 vs. Switzerland 1
Jonathan Drouin, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 12 PIM

Despite several dangerous forays in the Swiss zone, Jonathan Drouin was held without a point for the first time in the tournament in Canada's 4-1 win over Switzerland. The forward did go 78% on 9 draws in the win. Islanders first rounder, defenseman Griffin Reinhart, had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win and was named the Canadians' top player in the match.

The Semifinal Round sets up with a big rematch between Sweden and Russia followed by a bout between Canada and Finland. Team USA heads home out of the medals.

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