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World Juniors: Day 10 recap

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
With Jake Virtanen and Canada eliminated, all eyes turned to Brock Boeser and the United States on Day 10 of the 2016 World Junior Championship.

Russia (2) – United States (1)
Brock Boeser (USA): 0 shots, -1

Christian Dvorak gave the United States a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, but that would be all the offence the Americans could find as they fell 2-1 to Russia on Monday in the semifinals.

Pavel Kraskovski and Yegor Korshkov tallied less than three minutes apart late in the second period to put the Russians out in front, while Ilya Samsonov made 26 saves in goal for Russia, which held a 33-27 advantage in shots.

Canucks 2015 first-rounder Brock Boeser was held off the scoresheet, while also failing to record a shot on goal for the first time all tournament.

Russia will meet Finland in the gold medal game on Tuesday, marking the sixth straight year they will go home with a medal.

The United States will face Sweden in the bronze medal game. The Americans will look to medal for the first time since 2013 when they won gold.

Next up (bronze medal game): vs. Sweden (Tuesday, 6am PT, TSN)

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