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'09WJ: Leading The Way

Monday, 12.29.2008 / 8:56 AM ET / World Juniors
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\'09WJ: Leading The Way
2009 IIHF World Junior Championships
Ottawa, Canada
   
     
United States
Sweden
Russia

After the day off at the World Junior Championships, all three Panthers prospects were in action Sunday.

The results? Well they were the same as Friday as Matt Rust (USA), Jacob Markstrom (Sweden) and Evgeni Dadonov (Russia) all saw their teams come out victories. In fact, each played a key role in his squad's win.

Evgeni Dadonov
Russia 5,  Finland 2: Russia needed just one line to make the difference in their 5-2 victory over the Finns Sunday.

That line was the Russians' first line of Dmitri Klopov, Nikita Klyukin and Panthers prospect Evgeni Dadonov, which combined for nine points in the contest, easily outscoring Finland by themselves. The Russians would also get two goals from Columbus first-round pick Nikita Filatov, making it a non-contest between the two clubs.

Finland would actually jump on the scoreboard first as Jani Lajunen scored 5:10 into the contest. But Russia would take a 3-1 lead with three goals 3:33 apart from Filatov, Dadonov and Klopov. Dadonov registered the first assist on Klopov's eventual game winner.

The Finns would cut the Russian lead in half as Joonas Nattinen scored on the man advantage 3:55 into the second period, but Filatov netted his second of the night 6:01 later.

Russia added their fifth goal of the night as Dadonov set up Klopov on the power play for his second of the game with 1:46 left in the third.

Russia is now 2-0 in the tournament while Finland falls to 0-2.

Dadonov finished with a goal and two assists on two shots on net and was a +2.

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World Junior Championship Statistics - Evgeni Dadonov
Game
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
 vs Latvia 0 1 1 2 +1 2
vs Finland 1 2 3 2 +2 0
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
2 1 3 4 4 +3 2


Jacob Markstrom
Sweden 3, Slovakia 1: Another game, another 3-1 victory for Panthers goaltending prospect Jacob Markstrom and Sweden.

After defeating Finland 3-1 on Friday, Sweden used two first-period goals and strong goaltending from Markstrom to earn the 3-1 victory over Slovakia Sunday.

Sweden struck early as Simon Hjalmarsson, a 2007 second-round pick of the Blues, scored just 1:02 into the contest. They then used the power play to get the eventual game winner as Flames 2007 first-round pick Mikael Backlund scored with 5:18 left in the first.

The Swedes built their lead to three goals when Senators 2008 first-round pick Erik Karlsson scored with 6:30 left in the second period.

With the victory all but in hand heading into the final period of play, the only task left for Sweden was to try and get Markstrom a shutout. A hooking call on Nichlas Torp ruined that chance as Martin Uhnak scored 5:33 in.

Markstrom (2-0) finished with 26 saves in the contest (9-5-12 in each period).

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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
vs Slovakia 26 1 .963 1.00 1-0-0
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
1 20 1 .958 1.00 2-0-0


Matt Rust
USA 4,  Czech Republic 3: The final game of Sunday turned out to be the best as the United States and the Czech Republic treated the crowd at Scotiabank Place to a back-and-forth affair.

For 60 minutes the two teams battled each other and the Czechs almost came back from three goals down to tie the game, but ultimately fell 4-3 to the Americans.

The US used the power play to score their first of the game as Jordan Schroeder (2009 draft eligible) blasted the puck past Dominik Furch 13:00 into the contest.

The Czech Republic would knot the score at one when Ondrej Roman scored 5:14 into the second period, but the Americans went on a run from there.

Panthers prospect Matt Rust put the Americans up 2-1, deflecting the Jonathan Blum point shot past Furch 11:46 into the middle period while Flyers first-round pick James van Riemsdyk scored on the power play with 1:26 left in the frame.

"I really didn't see it until the last second," said Rust to NHL Network during the second intermission interview. "It was definitely mostly Blummer there. He had a great shot and I was lucky to get my stick on it."

The United States opened up a 4-1 lead thanks to Schroeder's second of the night and fourth of the tournament 3:43 into the third.

But the Czechs made it a game as Martin Paryzek scored with 12:58 remaining and Jan Kana brought the score to 4-3 with a power play tally with 3:17 left in the contest.

It was a frantic finish as both the Americans and Czechs had chances. Rust appeared to put the nail in the Czech's coffin as he scored an empty netter with about 30 seconds remaining, but the goal was waived off as his linemate was whistled offside.

For Rust, the University of Michigan sophomore finished with a goal on two shots and was a +1 while picking up two penalites, a hooking call at 6:09 of the first and a slashing call as the game ended.

"I definitely came into this (tournament) with a little bit of a drought there," said Rust. "I actually hadn't gotten a point in seven or eight games so it was definitely important to get a couple points these first couple of games and get the ball rolling again."

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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 6 of 11
vs Czech Republic 1 0 1 2 +1 4 15 of 27
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
Face-offs
2 2 0 2 5 +1 4 21 of 38


     
GROUP A
Rank
Team
GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
PTS
GDF
GF
GA
1
CAN
2
2
0
0
0
6
22
23
1
2
USA
2
2
0
0
0
6
7
12
5
3
GER
2
1
0
0
1
3
3
11
8
4
CZE
2
0
0
0
2
0
-8
4
12
5
KAZ
2
0
0
0
2
0
-24
0
24
 
GROUP B
Rank
Team
GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
PTS
GDF
GF
GA
1
RUS 2 2 0 0
0
6
6
9
3
2
SWE 2 2 0
0
0
6
4
6
2
3
SVK 2 1 0
0
1
3
3
8
5
4
FIN 2 0 0
0
2
0
-5
3
8
5
LAT 2 0 0
0
2
0
-8
3
11

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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