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Canada, Switzerland all even after one period

Sunday, 01.02.2011 / 4:28 PM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / 2011 World Junior Championship Blog

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2011 World Junior Championship Blog
Canada, Switzerland all even after one period
Team Canada and Switzerland are all tied, 1-1, after one period in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Canada pulled into a 1-1 tie with 4:54 left in the first when Ryan Johansen jammed home a power-play goal from the slot after taking a feed from Brayden Schenn in the slot. It was the best the Canadians could do after missing a golden opportunity earlier in the game when they failed to convert on a two-man advantage for 46 seconds at the 3:39 mark.

Johansen almost gave his team a 2-1 lead less than two minutes later when he took a pass in the slot and directed a shot toward the right corner of the cage but Conz did the splits to get his left pad on the shot.

The Swiss opened a 1-0 lead 1:09 into the first on their first shot against Canadian starter Mark Visentin. Inti Pestoni, who opened the scoring in an eventual 2-1 loss against Team USA on Friday, threw a harmless-looking wraparound at the cage that deflected off the stick of Ryan Ellis and past Visentin.

Canada outshot Switzerland, 23-8.

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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season