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WJC Finals Open Thread

Russia (Buchnevich, Shestyorkin) vs. Canada (Duclair)

Awkward.
Awkward.
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Game Start Time: 8:00 PM EST

US Coverage: NHL-Network

Canadian Coverage: TSN

NYR Prospect Stats:

Anthony Duclair - 7p (3g, 4a)

Pavel Buchnevich - 5p (1g, 4a)

Igor Shestyorkin - 4GP (6g/126s, .952, 3-1, 1.50GAA, 1 SO)

How they got here:

Canada defeated Slovakia 5-1

Russia defeated Sweden 3-2

Fun Facts:

It has been 6 years since Canada has won gold at the WJC. Amazing, right?

Canada and Russia have faced each other in the finals 7 times since 1999. Russia has taken gold in 4 of those.

Canada has never not medaled when the WJC is hosted in Canada (11 for 11 including this year)

Canada has 5 goals against this season. The fewest they have ever given up is 6 (2006).

Courtesy of TSN:

CAN:
ends a two year medal drought
won a medal each time tournament was in Canada
have not trailed in any of their games, led 2-0 in each
last time never trailed in a game, 2005 in North Dakota
5GA, fewest GA (CAN) at the WJC was 6 in 2006
9/20 on PP, 19/20 on PK both rank 1st
best sv% .956
Petan (4G, 7A) leads WJC in PTS. Reinhart/McDavid (10PTS) T2nd


RUS:
medal in 5 straight years (including this year)
medal in 10 of past 11 years (including this year)
7/24 on PP, 17/22 on PK
rank 2nd in sv% .933
Sharov (4G) leads team in goals
No player on team averaging a PT/Game

ENJOY THE GAME!