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World Junior Championship Recap: Dec. 28

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

Canada outshot Denmark 56-11 on route to a 6-1 win on Monday, earning their first victory at the 2016 World Junior Championship.

Calgary Flames prospect Mason McDonald made 10 saves in his second straight start at the tournament.

Denmark opened the scoring with Alexander True shoveling the puck past a sprawling McDonald. The play was reviewed to determine if True kicked it in but the officials determined it bounced off his foot and there was no kicking motion.

Anthony Beauvillier responded for the Canadians shortly after and then, in the second period, the floodgates opened.

John Quenneville, Mathew Barzal, Lawson Crouse, and Mitch Marner found the back of the net in the second period, giving Canada a 5-1 lead after 40:00.

Dylan Strome added the game's final goal in the third period.

Flames prospect Brandon Hickey had four shots in net in the victory. He has been playing alongside Carolina Hurricanes prospect Haydn Fleury in a shutdown role for Canada.

Canada is back in action tomorrow when they play Switzerland. Head coach Dave Lowry has not announced his starter for the team's third game at the tournament.

Sweden 1, USA 0

Flames prospect Adam Ollas Mattsson and Sweden collected their second win at the tournament on Monday when they blanked the USA. Alexander Nylander scored the game's lone goal while Swedish netminder Linus Soderstrom made 46 saves on route to a shutout. Ollas Mattsson, the Flames' sixth round selection in 2014, had two shots on net and was a plus-one in the victory.

Czech Republic 2, Slovakia 0

Boston Bruins sophomore David Pastrnak was loaned to the Czech Republic for the tournament and he had an immediate impact in his first game in Finland. The 19-year-old scored the game-winner in the second period and had two shots on net in the 2-0 victory for his country. Dominik Lakatos scored the Czech's second goal while Vitek Vanecek made 18 saves and pitched a shutout for his country.

Russia 6, Finland 4

Russia was able to overcome a 3-1 deficit with four second period goals and downed Finland 6-4 on Monday. Kirill Kaprizov, Andrei Svetlakov, Pavel Kraskovski, Vladislav Kamenev, Alexander Polunin, and Radel Fazleev scored for Russia. Finland received goals from Sebastian Aho, Patrik Laine, and Aleksi Saarela (2).

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