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2020 WJC Recap - Day 1

Heinola and Gustafsson face off on Day 1 in Czech Republic

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

Two players from the Winnipeg Jets organization faced off on the very first day of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Ville Heinola of Finland and David Gustafsson of Sweden battled with the teams to a 2-2 tie through regulation time.

In overtime, Sweden secured its 49th straight win in the group stage of the tournament with a power play goal from Alexander Holtz.

Heinola, Winnipeg's first round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft finished the game with one shot on goal. Gustafsson, the 19-year-old loaned to Sweden from the Jets in mid-December, had two shots on goal.

Next up for Sweden is a match-up with Switzerland on Saturday. Finland is also in action that day, as they take on Slovakia.

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