World Juniors

'09WJ: Canada's Golden Game

Monday, 01.5.2009 / 10:40 PM ET / World Juniors
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\'09WJ: Canada\'s Golden Game
2009 IIHF World Junior Championships
Ottawa, Canada
   
     
United States
Sweden
Russia

It was a good night for the Panthers prospects. Not great but good. Both Jacob Markstrom (silver) and Evgeni Dadonov (bronze) won medals at the 2009 World Juniors. For Markstrom, it wasn't the right color.

Russia outpaced Slovakia 5-2 in the bronze medal game while Canada used a quick goal to get them kick started and propel them to a 5-1 victory over Sweden Monday night.

While Markstrom didn't finish with the gold, he did finish with some other impressive medals.

Markstrom was named one of Sweden's three best players and was named the tournament's best goalkeeper as selected by the Directorate. Markstrom finished the tournament with the best save percentage (.943) and had the second lowest goals against average (1.61). Five of the eight goals that he did allow came off the power play.

For Dadonov, the Russian forward finished the tournament with two goals, 5 assists and was a plus-6.

Jacob Markstrom
Canada 5 - Sweden 1: It's now five in a row for the Canadians as they earned it in Monday's final against Sweden.

Despite a strong game from goaltender Jacob Markstrom (28 saves), Sweden could not beat Canada's Dustin Takarski until the final period. And that was despite receiving seven power play opportunities (0-7). On the other side, Canada found the back of the net consistently throughout the game and that would give them the victory.

It only took 38 seconds for the Canadians to jump on the board. Off a scramble in front of the crease, P.K. Subban fired the puck past Markstrom as Canada was on the power play early in the game. That would be the only goal of the first as Markstrom and Takarski stopped 12 shots apiece.

Angelo Esposito would give the Canadians a two goal lead with the only goal in the second. He fought off a check along the boards by the goalline, made his way to the front of the net and backhanded the shot over Markstrom's left shoulder.

With Sweden receiving a penalty at the end of the second period, Canada opened up their lead to 3-0 as Cody Hodgson blasted a low shot from the point past Markstrom just 40 seconds into the final period.

Finally with 11:30 to play in the game, Sweden got on the board. Joakim Andersson took the puck, wrapped around the back of the net and fired a shot high into the left part of the net.

John Tavares had a chance to give Canada the three goal lead with 2:55 left in the game as Esposito found him open in front of the net, but Markstrom got a piece of the puck and deflected it up high.

While Tavares was denied the chance to make it a three-goal lead, the hero from the semis was not. Jordan Eberle gave Canada a 4-1 lead shooting the puck into the empty net from center ice with 1:53 left in the game.

Hodgson made it 5-1 with his second of the night as he shot the puck into the empty net from the blueline.

Markstrom finished with 28 saves on 31 shots and had a roughing penalty 13:13 into the second period as he was going to the bench for a delayed call. He bumped into Stefan Della Rovere.

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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
vs Russia 31 0 1.000 0.00 1-0-0
vs Slovakia 27 3 .900 3.00 1-0-0
vs Canada 28 3 .903 3.10 0-1-0
Total
Saves
Goals Allowed
Save %
GAA
Record
5 132 8 .943 1.61 4-1-0


Evgeni Dadonov
Russia 5 - Slovakia 2: A bronze will have to do for the Russians.

Two days after coming just 5.4 seconds from defeating the Canadians in the semifinals, Russia officially ended Slovakia's cinderella run through the tournament with a 5-2 victory over the Slovaks.

The Russians would score the only goal of the first period as Pavel Chernov beat netminder Jaroslav Janus from in close 4:30 into the game.

Maxim Goncharov would give Russia a two-goal lead as Evgeni Dadonov found him coming out of the penalty box on a breakaway 5:56 into the second.

Slovakia found the scoreboard as Martin Stajnoch beat Vadim Zhelobnyuk with a point shot 10:14 into the period. Russia regained a two-goal lead heading into the final period of play as Columbus' Nikita Filatov scored with 32 seconds to go in the period, firing his own rebound past Janus.

Filatov scored his second straight, giving Russia a 4-1 lead, as his shot found the back of the net with 8:49 left in the game.

2009 draft eligible prospect Tomas Tatar scored his seventh of the tournament for the Slovaks with 2:59 remaining in the contest bringing the score to 4-2 with a power play goal but Dmitri Kugryshev salted away the victory with an empty net goal 1:06 later, 1:53 left in the game.

Dadonov finished with the assist in the contest.

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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
vs Sweden 0 0 0 1 -1 0
vs Czech Republic 1 0 1 3 +1 0
vs Canada 0 1 1 2 +2 0
vs Slovakia 0 1 1 0 0 0
Total
Goals
Assists
Points
Shots
+/-
PIM
7 2 5 7 14 +6 2


SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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