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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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Blum, Wilson Post Multi-Point Games in USA Loss
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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 8 2 4 2 6
S. Weber 8 2 3 -3 5
R. Johansen 8 2 3 1 5
R. Josi 8 0 4 -3 4
M. Ekholm 8 2 1 1 3
J. Neal 8 2 1 -2 3
F. Forsberg 8 1 2 -4 3
M. Fisher 8 2 0 -4 2
C. Smith 5 1 1 3 2
R. Ellis 8 0 2 0 2
 
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P. Rinne 4 4 0 .915 2.53
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00