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Canada, Russia Win Big

Howden (goal, two assists), Huberdeau (assist) help Canada go 3-0 with 10-2 victory. Kosov nets first goal in 14-0 win.

Thursday, 12.29.2011 / 10:43 PM ET / World Championship
By Glenn Odebralski  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Canada, Russia Win Big

Playing in their second game in 24 hours, Canada looked no worse for the wear as they posted ten goals on their way to a 10-2 victory over Denmark.

Both Quinton Howden and Jonathan Huberdeau registered points in the victory, with Howden recording three, including the game's first goal.

For the third straight game, Canada got on the board less than five minutes into the game and it was the Panthers first round pick (25th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft netting his first of the tournament that did it.

Howden got behind Denmark's defense and snapped a wrist shot past netminder Sebastian Feuk 2:34 into the game. That was the first of four goals in the opening period for the Canadians.

Tampa prospect Brett Connolly scored a shorthanded goal 6:17 into the period while Ottawa's Mark Stone recorded his fifth of the tournament with 3:55 left on the clock. Islander's Ryan Strome scored 90 seconds later to make it 4-0. Huberdeau recorded the second assist on the play, his sixth assist in three games.

In the second twenty minutes, it was more Canada as they scored three more goals to go up 7-0. Defenseman Scott Harrington scored on a blast from the point just 25 seconds into the period (Howden with second assist) and then Stone netted his second of the game as he tipped in Harrington's point shot a little over four minutes later. Freddie Hamilton recorded the third goal of the period with 4:29 left on the clock.

Denmark would ruin Mark Visentin's bid for a shutout with a goal by Nikolai Meyer 3:05 into the third and scored a power play goal with 8:48 gone off a rebound by Emil Kristensen to make it a 7-2 game. But Canada closed it out with three straight in the last ten minutes of the game.

Brandon Gormley scored on a point shot on the power play with 8:28 left to play and then scored once again with 4:33 on the clock as Howden set up the second tally. Brendan Gallagher finished out the scoring with a shorthanded goal with 3:01 remaining.

Despite the score, there was some cause for concern as Canada gave Denmark plenty of opportunities in the game as they gave the Danes eight power play opportunities on the night. Canada did outshoot Denmark 51-26 in the game.

Howden finished with the goal and two assists on one shot and was a plus-3 while Huberdeau finished with the assist on five shots and a minor penalty and was a plus-3.

Canada now gets a day off before playing the United States on New Years Eve in a huge tilt.


RUSSIA 14 - LATVIA 0

Latvia was game for all of 20 minutes against the talented Russians. The final 40? Not so much as Russia scored at will in a 14-0 victory in Calgary.

It was a 1-0 game heading into the second period as Mikhail Grigorenko scored 10:29 in.

The underdogs could not keep up in the second however as Russia scored six times in the period including a pair from each Yevgeni Kuznetsov and Nikita Gusev. Four of the six goals came via the power play as Latvia had trouble staying out of the box.

Up 7-0, Russia really poured it on, doubling their score in the single period. Alexander Khokhlachev netted two while Kuznetsov picked up his third of the night on his way to a nine point night. Panthers prospect Yaroslav Kosov picked up his first goal of the tournament, recording Russia's 13th tally of the night 11:36 into the period.

Kosov finished with the goal on three shots and was a plus-1.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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