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'09WJ: Still Undefeated

Wednesday, 12.31.2008 / 8:49 AM ET / World Juniors
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\'09WJ: Still Undefeated
2009 IIHF World Junior Championships
Ottawa, Canada
   
     
United States
Sweden
Russia

It's all set up.

After Sweden won their third game of the preliminaries (3-0) on Monday - Jacob Markstrom got the night off for the Swedes in their 10-1 victory over Latvia - Russia, Canada and the USA all joined the Swedish juniors at perfection with victories Tuesday in Ottawa.

The victories set up a final high stakes game for each of them on Wednesday. Win and you are automatically in the World Junior Championship semis. Lose and you have to play in the quarters. One step further from their dream of Junior gold.

Russia and Panthers prospect Evgeni Dadonov faces off against Sweden and Markstrom in a Group B tilt while the USA and Matt Rust battle host-Canada in the night cap in Group A.

Matt Rust
USA 12 - Kazakhstan 0: Kazakhstan was overmatched by the United States almost from the the get go as the Americans used a balanced attack to score three in the first, five in the second and four in the third. 17 of the 20 skaters recorded points for the Americans.

Even though it seemed to be a white washing, it took awhile for the Americans to get on the board as an Ian Cole power play goal with 3:34 left in the first to break the goose egg for the Americans. They added two more goals in a span of 2:33 as Matt Rust set up Aaron Palushaj with 2:53 left and Drayson Bowman scored with 1:01 remaining.

The US juniors put it away as Colin Wilson, Nashville's 2008-first rounder, scored back-to-back goals 19 second apart just 52 seconds into the second period.

Philadelphia's James van Riemsdyk (power play), Montreal's Danny Kristo and Palushaj (power play) also scored in the second period, giving the US a 8-0 lead after two periods.

The US upped the lead to 11-0 as Mike Hoeffel (power play), Toronto's Jimmy Hayes and Mitch Wahl all got on the scoresheet. Rust finished off the scoring with five second remaining in regulation as he banged in a rebound while camped out in the crease.

For Rust, it was his third goal of the tournament. He finished the night with the goal and assist and was a plus-2 with one shot on net while skating on the Americans first line.

The United States outshot Kazakhstan 61-10 in the contest.

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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
vs Kazakhstan 1 1 2 1 +2 0 15 of 19
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
Face-offs
3 3 1 4 6 +4 4 36 of 57


Evgeni Dadonov
Russia 8 - Slovakia 1: The Russians seem to be getting better and better as the tournament goes on and that could be trouble for future opponents. After scoring four in their first game and five in their second, Russia exploded for eight goals against the Slovaks Tuesday. Leading the charge was Nikita Filatov, Columbus' first round pick in the '08 draft, who had the hat trick.

Filatov opened up the scoring just 2:12 into the game, but Slovakia would knot the score at one, 11 minutes later as A Bezak beat Russian netminder Vadim Zhelobnyuk.

M Goncharov put the Russians ahead for good as his power play shot found the back of the net with 1:26 remaining in the period.

After a close first, Russia scored four times in the first 10 minutes of the second to pull away from Slovakia. Goncharov scored 1:05 into the period, Filatov netted his second (power play) 4:29 in, I Golovkov scored 8:32 in and Filatov finished off his hat trick with another power play goal with 9:15 gone.

The final score came as S Andronov scored with 4:23 left in the game and S Korostin scored 1:15 later.

Evgeni Dadonov finished with four shots on net and was a plus-1 while skating on the first 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
vs Finland 1 2 3 2 +2 0
vs Slovakia 0 0 0 4 +1 0
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
3 1 3 4 8 +4 2


     
GROUP A
Rank
Team
GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
PTS
GDF
GF
GA
1
CAN
3
3
0
0
0
9
26
28
2
2
USA
3
3
0
0
0
9
19
24
5
3
CZE
3
1
0
0
2
3
-2
10
12
4
GER
4
1
0
0
3
3
-7
12
19
5
KAZ
3
0
0
0
3
0
-36
0
36
 
GROUP B
Rank
Team
GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
PTS
GDF
GF
GA
1
RUS 3 3 0 0
0
9
13
17
4
2
SWE 3 3 0
0
0
9
13
16
3
3
FIN 3 1 0
0
2
3
-1
8
9
4
SVK 3 1 0
0
2
3
-4
9
13
5
LAT 4 0 0
0
4
0
-21
5
26

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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