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'09WJ: Trio Open Up With Victories

Saturday, 12.27.2008 / 8:52 AM / World Juniors
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\'09WJ: Trio Open Up With Victories
2009 IIHF World Junior Championships
Ottawa, Canada
   
     
United States
Sweden
Russia

The World Juniors Championships got off to a great start for the Panthers trio of Matt Rust (USA), Jacob Markstrom (Sweden) and Evgeni Dadonov as all three were on the winning side of their matchups. Friday was the first day of competition for the World Junior Championships in Ottawa as 10 teams are looking for that gold medal.

Matt Rust
USA 8 - Germany 2: It took more than a period for the United States to pull away from their opponents. They held a 2-1 lead after the first period of play as Colin Wilson and Toni Ritter traded goals in the first 12:08 of play before Drayson Bowman gave the Americans the lead once again with 2:09 left in the period.

The Americans pushed their lead to 5-1 after two periods as Jordan Schroeder, James van Riemsdyk (power play) and Tyler Johnson all scored.

The third saw the US push the score to 7-1 with second tallies from van Riemsdyk and Bowman. Germany brought it to 7-2 with a goal from Patrick Pohl with 6:09 left in the contest but Rust deked through defenders and beat the German netminder with one second left in the contest to finish the scoring.

Rust finished with the goal on three shots, was a plus-1 and had four penalty minutes (slashing in the second period and holding the stick in the third) while centering the US' third line.

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World Junior Championship Statistics - Matt Rust
Game
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
Face-offs
 vs Germany 1 0 1 3 +1 4  
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
Face-offs
1 1 0 1 3 +1 4 6 of 11


Jacob Markstrom
Sweden 3 - Finland 1: Both goaltenders stood tall in their World Junior opener, but it was Cats prospect Jacob Markstrom who ended up the victor as he made several "acrobatic" saves to help the Swedes to the 3-1 victory.

Sweden started the contest with a bang as they scored two first period goals. Marcus Johansson scored 9:15 in and David Rundblad netted the eventual game-winner 3:23 later.

Finland would cut the score in half with a tally from Toni Rajala just 1:12 into the second period, but that's all they could muster against the Panthers number 1 pick in this past year's draft (#31 overall). Markstrom stopped 20 of the 21 shots he saw, including all 10 in the final period of play.

Mikael Backlund added the empty netter

Harri Sateri stopped 26 of the 28 shots he saw in the contest for Finland.

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World Junior Championship Statistics - Jacob Markstrom
Game
Saves
Goals Allowed
Save %
GAA
Record
vs Finland 20 1 .952 1.00 1-0-0
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
1 20 1 .952 1.00 1-0-0


Evgeni Dadonov
Russia 4 - Latvia 1: Goals each in the first two periods would prove to be enough for the Russians in their opener as Vyacheslav Voinov scored on the power play 16:56 into the first while Pavel Chernov scored 11:38 into the second to stake the Russians to the 2-0 lead heading into the final period of play.

Russia would build their lead to 3-0 thanks to the power play once again as Maxim Goncharov scored 7:01into the third. Latvia would finally get on the board with 1:57 left in the contest with a tally from Janis Ozolins, but Russia regained the three goal final cushion when Dmitri Klopov scored with 12 seconds left.

Dadonov registered the second assist on the final Russian goal and finished with two shots on net, a plus-1, and a hooking penalty at 12:59 of the second period while playing on Russia's top line.

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World Junior Championship Statistics - Evgeni Dadonov
Game
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
 vs Latvia 0 1 1 2 +1 2
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
1 0 1 1 2 +1 2


     
GROUP A
Rank
Team
GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
PTS
GDF
GF
GA
1
CAN
1
1
0
0
0
3
7
8
1
2
USA
1
1
0
0
0
3
6
8
2
3
GER
1
0
0
0
1
0
-6
2
8
4
CZE
1
0
0
0
1
0
-7
1
8
5
KAZ
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
GROUP B
Rank
Team
GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
PTS
GDF
GF
GA
1
RUS 1 0 0 0
0
3
3
4
1
2
SWE 1 0 0
0
0
3
2
3
1
3
FIN 0 0 0
0
1
0
-2
1
3
4
LAT 0 0 0
0
1
0
-3
1
4
5
SVK 0 0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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