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World Championship

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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -3 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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