MUELLER SCORES TWICE IN SHOOTOUT
IN TEAM USA LOSS TO CANADA
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Phoenix Coyotes' 2006 first round draft choice Peter Mueller scored two shootout goals for Team USA, but the squad fell to Canada, 2-1, in a semifinal meeting at the World Junior Championships on Wednesday.
After completing regulation and 10 minutes of overtime tied, 1-1, Canada edged the U.S. in a shootout that was extended to 7 rounds. Mueller had 3 attempts in the shootout and converted twice.
Team USA took a 1-0 lead 5:04 into the second period with a goal by Taylor Chorney. However, Canada's Luc Bourdon scored with 7:41 remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime. Team Canada outscored the U.S., 5-4, in the shootout.
For the tournament, Mueller has posted 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points and is plus-3 in 6 games.
Mueller and Team USA will face the loser of Wednesday's semifinal between Russia and Sweden in the bronze medal game on Friday.
Mueller, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound center, was selected by the Coyotes with the 8th overall choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.