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Wilson Net 2 in USA Win

Wednesday, 12.31.2008 / 10:30 AM CT / WorldJuniors
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World Junior Championships Day 5
Colin Wilson scored a pair of goals 19 seconds apart in the early stages of the second period to lead Team USA to a 12-0 win over Kazakhstan in Day 5 of the World Junior Championships. With the win the US improved to 3-0-0 heading into the preliminary round finale against Team Canada on Wednesday. Wilson now has three goals through the first three game of the World Juniors, tied for fifth best in the tournament. (Click here for Preds World Junior Championships main page)

Team USA broke a scoreless tie with three goals in the final 3:34 of the first period and then added Wilson’s pair of goals at the 0:52 and 1:11 marks of the second frame. The US added three more goals later in the second period and then finished with a four goal third period to close out the scoring. Preds prospect Jonathon Blum was scoreless in the game, but 10 players on Team USA finished with multi-point performances, led by Aaron Palushaj with four points on two goals and two assists.

In other Day 5 action, Preds 2008 draftee Jani Lajunen and Team Finland posted a 5-1 win over Latvia. Lajunen took a pair of shots on goal, but finished the game without a point. Mikael Granlund scored two goals to pace the Team Finland offense.

The Finns scored a power-play goal 2:03 into the game to grab the early 1-0 lead. Finland pushed the lead to 2-0 midway through the opening frame and then netted three goals in the first 10:34 of the second period to blow the game open. Latvia scored a five-on-three power-play goal with 5:57 remaining in the second period. Finland dominated a scoreless third period, out-shooting Latvia 20-3 over the final 20:00 of play.

Czech Republic shutout Germany, 6-0, and Russia downed Slovakia, 8-1, in the day’s other games.

Czech Republic took a major step toward qualifying for the quarterfinals with the win, tying Germany with three points in the Group A standings. The Czechs need a win or overtime loss in Wednesday’s preliminary round finale vs. Kazakhstan in order to secure the No. 3 seed in Group A. In Group B, Team Finland and Team Slovakia meet on Wednesday in an elimination game. Both teams enter tied for third in Group B with three points. The top three teams in both groups qualify for the Medal Round, while the bottom two teams move to the Relegation Round. Latvia (Group B) is eliminated from Medal Round consideration, while Kazakhstan would have to beat Czech Republic by at least a 30 goal margin to earn the No. 3 seed in Group A.

Through the first five days of the preliminary round, Canada & USA are tied for the top spot in Group A with 3-0-0 records, while Russia & Sweden are tied for the top spot in Group B, also with matching 3-0-0 records. US/Canada and Russia/Sweden both meet on Wednesday to determine first place in the Groups. The No. 1 seeds earn a bye into the Jan. 3 semifinals, while the No. 2 seeds play in the Jan. 2 quarterfinals.

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61