Nikita Filatov, the Columbus Blue Jackets' first pick in the 2008 Entry Draft, collected a hat trick and added an assist to lead Russia to an 8-1 win over Slovakia at the 2009 World Junior Championships being held in Ottawa, Ontario.
Filatov, who is Russia's captain, leads the team in scoring with 5-1-6 in three games. Russia is 3-0-0 in the tournament, which continues through January 5th.
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