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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 ET / 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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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 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
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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