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Wilson Assists on OT Winner; USA Takes 5th

Monday, 01.5.2009 / 9:44 AM CT / WorldJuniors
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Wilson Assists on OT Winner; USA Takes 5th
Preds prospect Colin Wilson assisted on James vanRiemsdyk's overtime goal as Team USA rallied from down 2-1 in the third period to post a 3-2 OT win over Czech Republic in the fifth-place game at the World Junior Championships. Team USA finished the tournament with a 4-2-0 record.

Wilson finished the tournament with three goals and nine points in six games, while attempting a team-high 25 shots on goal. Fellow Preds prospect Jonathon Blum completed the tournament with two goals and four points.

Team USA followed its dissapointing loss to Slovakia in the Quarterfinals with a physical contest against the Czechs. The US opened the scoring on Eric Tangradi's goal 8:36 into the first period. That score held up until early third period when the Czech Republic scored at the 2:23 mark tie the game and then again at the 10:59 mark to grab the late one-goal lead.

Cade Fairchild scored a power-play goal with 6:58 remaining in regulation to tie the game 2-2. VanRiemsdyk netted the game-winner 2:49 into overtime.

In other action at the World Juniors, Team Finland with Preds prospect Jani Lajunen knocked off Germany 3-1 to finish at the top of the relegation round standings and ensure a spot in next year's World Junior Championships. Lajunen completed the six-game tournament with one goal and six shots.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36