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Day 4 of the WJHC: Romanov scores his first goal

Defenseman Alexander Romanov just kept on shining in Russia's loss to the Americans

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

MONTREAL - Fans of the Canadiens had an opportunity to watch three of the club's prospects in action in the same game on Sunday.

United States 3 - Russia 1

The Russian contingent featuring Alexander Romanov and the American squad boasting Cole Caufield and Jordan Harris went head-to-head on Sunday.

After playing two games each, the five teams making up Group B had 1-1 records. That was a first in the history of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Early in the third period, when the Americans were up by three goals, Romanov tried to get his team back in the game by scoring on a one-timer with his parents watching from the stands.

Tweet from @TSN_Sports: Alexander Romanov gets the Russians on the board early in the third!

Unfortunately, it was the only goal the Russians managed to get. They ended up losing 3-1.

The young defenseman earned player of the game honors for his side.

For the second time in three games, Romanov was the most utilized player by his head coach. He logged 22:11 of ice time, registered five shots on goal, and posted a plus-1 differential along the way.

For their part, both Caufield and Harris were held off the scoresheet.

Caufield had one shot on goal while logging 13:27 of ice time, while Harris had a pair of shots, posted a plus-2 differential, and spent 16:25 on the ice.

What's on tap on Monday?

Two of the four games on the docket will feature Canadiens prospects.

Mattias Norlinder and the Swedes will battle Kazakhstan, while Caufield, Harris, and the rest of the Americans will square off against the Czech Republic to close out their preliminary round schedule.

Schedule for Day 5

Kazakhstan - Sweden - 9:00 a.m. EST (TSN 3)

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

Slovakia - Switzerland - 1:00 p.m. EST (TSN 1/3 and RDS beginning at 3:30 p.m.)

United States - Czech Republic - 1:00 p.m. EST (TSN 4/5 and RDS)

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