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Canada Ends Preliminaries With Comeback Win

Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell helps set up overtime game-winner.

Monday, 05.13.2013 / 5:39 PM / World Championship
By Nicole Comparato  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Canada Ends Preliminaries With Comeback Win

Although it was a quiet day for Florida Panthers players at the 2013 IIHF World Hockey Championship Monday, eight teams made noise in some of their last games of the preliminary round.  In Group H, Latvia beat France and Russia scored eight goals in its win against Austria, while in Group S, Canada beat Slovenia in overtime and Denmark beat Belarus.

The last round of preliminaries will take place Tuesday, with quarterfinals beginning on Thursday.

Canada 4 - Slovenia 3

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Canada came close to losing its last game of preliminaries against Slovenia just after clinching a spot in the quarterfinals, but came back in an overtime nail-biter to win 4-3 thanks partly due to Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell.

Slovenia scored twice early in the first period thanks to 24-year-old Jan Urbas who scored both goals with assists from 29-year-old David Rodman. The first goal was scored just over 5 minutes into the game, and the first period ended without Canada on the scoreboard.

Colorado’s Matt Duchene, 22, fought back for Canada with a goal 2:01 into the second period to make it 1-2, and less than a minute later his teammate, Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, 23, scored again making it 2-2.

Five minutes later, Slovenian Tomaz Razingar answered that goal with one of his own, bringing the score to 2-3.

Dallas’s Brenden Dillon knotted it once again, this time at three 7:09 into the third period, ending regulation in a tie.

But Stamkos gave Canada the victory with a goal 3:36 into overtime, with the help of Campbell, who picked up the second assist on the game-winner. With this win and a Switzerland loss Tuesday, Canada would secure the top seed in Group S.

Campbell picked up his second assist of the tournament on 23:46 of ice time for Canada. The Cats blueliner finished the preliminaries with a team-high plus-7 in seven games.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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