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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 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