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Blum, Wilson Post Multi-Point Games in USA Loss

Friday, 01.2.2009 / 5:12 PM CT / WorldJuniors
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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World Junior Championships - Quarterfinals
Preds prospects Jonathon Blum and Colin Wilson both posted multi-point games, but Slovakia scored on five of its 19 shots to beat Team USA 5-3 in the Quarterfinal Round of the World Junior Championships. Slovakia advances to the Semifinals to face Sweden, while USA will face the Czech Republic on Jan. 4 in the fifth-place game.

Team USA out shot Slovakia 47-19 on the game, but gave up goals on its first two shots against to fall behind 2-1 and were unable to recover. The US had a chance to take the lead 55 seconds into the game when Jordan Schroeder was awarded a penalty shot, but Jaroslav Janus denied the attempt to keep the game scoreless. The Slovaks scored at the 11:05 mark to go up 1-0. The US tied the score 56 seconds later on Ian Cole's power-play goal, triggered by Colin Wilson with the primary assist.

Slovakia netted a pair of goals late in the period to take a 3-1 lead into the first intermission. The US fired 16 shots on goal in the middle frame, but were unable to sneak one past Janus.

The US pulled within one 5:41 into the third period on Blum's second goal in as many games, a power-play goal with Wilson again picking up the primary assist on the play, Wilson's eighth point of the tournament. Slovakia scored a rebound goal midway through the period to rebuild a two-goal lead and then added an empty net score with 2:14 left to play. James vanRiemsdyk scored with 1:18 left in regulation to close out the scoring, with Blum notching an assist on the play.

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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

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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