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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 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
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 49 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 52 10 27 10 37
A. Barkov 42 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 52 10 25 12 35
V. Trocheck 52 17 16 4 33
R. Smith 52 16 15 11 31
B. Pirri 48 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 48 10 12 21 22
B. Campbell 52 4 16 17 20
N. Bjugstad 37 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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