World Junior Hockey Championships 2015 results: Day Four
Four days gone now in the WJC. Here were the results from Monday's action
Denmark vs. Czech Republic
Featuring: Danes and Czechs
The Danes have been the "Almost" story of this tourney so far, having lost another heartbreaker to a heavily-favored squad. This time, it was 4-3 in favor of the Czech squad in overtime. Denmark had a 3-2 lead early in the third period, but gave up the game-tying goal with just 3:02 left on the clock. David Pastrnak went on to win it with a breakaway goal in overtime and Denmark remains winless.
Slovakia vs. United States
Featuring: Dylan Larkin (1 Goal 1 Assist, 2 SOG, +2, 41.67% faceoffs, named Player of the Game)
The US took a while to pound one home in their 3-0 win, but by the time Sonny Milano broke the tie with just 2:18 left in the second period, that was all the scoring they'd need. The US was clearly the better team, outshooting Slovakia 45-17, but it took a while for that advantage to really show. Slovakia did a good job keeping the US to the outside through the first two periods and had a few high quality scoring chances of their own. Larkin set up the Milano game-winner and then scored one of his own on a sharp angle in the third period to make it 2-0. John Hayden added the third and the USA got their third win of the tourney.
Russia vs. Sweden
Featuring: Axel Holmstrom (1G 1A, 2 SOG) and Cristoffer Ehn (0 points, 0 SOG)
Sweden wins a thriller against Russia 3-2 on Axel Holmstrom's third period game-winner. The Swedes scored first in the opening period, but Russia tied it in the 2nd. Russia took a 2-1 lead early in the third, but Gustav Forsling tied it on a power play three minutes later and Holmstrom got the game-winner with 9:07 left.
Canada vs. Finland
Featuring: Joe Hicketts (0 points, 0 SOG, -1)
Canada finally allowed their first goal of the tournament, but remained perfect in beating Finland 4-1 off two goals by Sam Reinhart. Hicketts was on for the only Finland goal, so that was neat.
Schedule for Tuesday December 30
|Preliminary||B||Tue Dec 30||Denmark||Switzerland||5:00 PM EST|
|Preliminary||A||Tue Dec 30||Germany||Slovakia||8:00 PM EST|
If you live in the US, then NHL Network is your source for WJC games. They're going to show all Team USA and Canada games, but not every game. NHL.com has the full broadcast schedule here.
Today's games on NHL Network
|Preliminary||Tue Dec 30||Denmark||Switzerland||Air Canada Centre||5:00 PM|
|Preliminary||Tue Dec 30||Germany||Slovakia||Bell Centre||8:00 PM|
Maybe we'll take a break from following the WJC for tomorrow...
In Canada, the TSN empire will have every single game. Here's their network/broadcast schedule.