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World Juniors Day 1 Scoreboard

Canada easily won against Slovakia
Canada easily won against Slovakia
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Group A

United States 1   Finland 1 (USA wins shootout)

Our recap.

Canada 8   Slovakia 0

This game was over before the midway point of the first period. Canada jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, including two goals from Robby Fabbri. The Canadians cruised from there

Group B

Denmark 2  Russia 2 (Russia wins shootout)

Denmark looked poised to pull off a big upset when they led Russia 2-0 late in the second period. But Russia got on the scoreboard with a power play goal with 47 seconds remaining in the second period. The Danes played a conservative third period, and weren't able to hold onto their lead. It's a positive for Denmark to get a point against a talented Russia squad, but this was a game where they could have easily taken all three.

The good news for Denmark is that their top line and goalie George Sorensen looked good enough to give them a chance against anyone. The Russians appeared to sleepwalk through this game a little, but still have the talent to be very dangerous when they're playing their best.

Sweden 5  Czech Republic 2

Sweden jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead. Czech Republic came back to tie the game in the second period, but Sweden's William Nylander, the Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick playing on his future home ice, broke the tie later in the second period and the Swedes never looked back. They would add two more goals in the third period to start the tournament off on a positive note.

Standings After Day 1

Preliminary Round
R Team GP W OTW OTL L GF:GA PTS
Group A
1 CAN 1 1 0 0 0 8:0 3
2 USA 1 0 1 0 0 2:1 2
3 FIN 1 0 0 1 0 1:2 1
4 SVK 1 0 0 0 1 0:8 0
- GER 0 0 0 0 0 0:0 0
Group B
1 SWE 1 1 0 0 0 5:2 3
2 RUS 1 0 1 0 0 3:2 2
3 DEN 1 0 0 1 0 2:3 1
4 CZE 1 0 0 0 1 2:5 0
- SUI 0 0 0 0 0 0:0 0