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Day 6 of the WJHC: Romanov closes out 2019 in style

Alexander Romanov's play could lead to him being named the top defenseman in the tournament for a second straight year

by François Lafleur. Translated by Matt Cudzinowski. @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Things just kept on rolling for Alexander Romanov on Tuesday.

Russia 6 - Germany 1

Romanov played an important part in the Russian squad getting the power play going.

After scoring just three goals with the man advantage during the first three games, Romanov and company scored three power play goals against the Germans.

The Canadiens' prospect picked up assists on two of those markers.

He logged 19:31 of ice time in the 6-1 victory.

Through the preliminary round, Romanov ranks among the best defensemen in the tournament with one goal and four points.

Sweden 6 - Slovakia 2

Another defenseman in the Canadiens' prospect pool was also in action on Tuesday in Mattias Norlinder.

He didn't enjoy the same success as Romanov, though. Norlinder was held off the scoresheet by Slovakia.

He did, however, log 12:37 of ice time.

It marked the 13th straight year that the Swedes owned a perfect record in preliminary round play.

What's on tap on Thursday?

There won't be any games on New Year's Day. The quarterfinals will be played on Thursday.

Cole Caufield, Jordan Harris and the rest of the Americans will battle Finland. Romanov and the Russians will square off versus Switzerland.

Lastly, Norlinder and the Swedes will battle the host Czech Republic.

Quarterfinals schedule

Germany - Kazakhstan - 4:00 a.m. EST

Switzerland - Russia - 6:30 a.m. EST (TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS)

Canada - Slovakia - 9:00 a.m. EST (TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS 2)

United States - Finland - 11:30 a.m. EST (TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS)

Sweden - Czech Republic - 2:00 p.m. EST (TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS)

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