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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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SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  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
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00