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Turcotte Sets Up OT Winner; Fagemo Scores Twice, Leads WJC in Goals

Day 5 of the 2020 World Junior Championships saw more drama as Team USA takes down host Czech Republic in OT

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The fifth day of the 2020 World Junior Championship was a big one for a few LA Kings prospects.

Alex Turcotte (5th overall in 2019 NHL Draft) set up Cole Caufield's overtime game-winning goal to give Team USA a 4-3 win over Team Czech Republic.

Tweet from @LAKings: If you need us, we'll be watching this highlight of @Turcotte__71's gorgeous assist for the next few hours 😲🇺🇸#GoKingsGo

It took a video review, but Arthur Kaliyev (33rd overall in 2019 NHL Draft) scored his team-leading fourth goal for Team USA.

Watch: Youtube Video

Lucas Parik (87th overall in 2019 NHL Draft) made 39 saves for the Czech Republic in his World Juniors debut.

Tweet from @spokanechiefs: 2020 #WorldJuniors: Smith & Parik move closer to tournament round!🇨🇦 clinched advancement w/ 4-1 win over 🇩🇪.🇨🇿 lost a close one, 4-3 in OT to 🇺🇸. They hold a 1 point lead on 🇷🇺 & 🇩🇪 w/ 1 game to play.RECAP 📋 |📸 Andrea Cardin/HHOF-IIHF Images)

Fagemo Can't Be Stopped

Team Sweden continued its torrid play by defeating Team Kazakhstan, 6-2. The Swedes remain the only undefeated team in the Tournament.

Tweet from @LAKings: .@SamuelFagemo cannot be stopped at the @IIHFHockey World Junior Championship. The 19-year-old Swede scored twice against Kazakhstan and now leads the Tournament with 5 goals 👑😎#GoKingsGo 🇸🇪

Samuel Fagemo (50th overall in 2019 NHL Draft) scored the first two goals of the game for Sweden. The 19-year-old now leads the World Juniors in goals with five.

Tweet from @Jack_A_Harris: Five days of #WJC in the books. #LAKings skaters:Samuel Fagemo: 5g 1a 6p (T-4 in WJC)Arthur Kaliyev: 4g 2a 6p (T-4 in WJC)Alex Turcotte: 0g 2aTobias Bjornfot: 0p, -3Akil Thomas: 0g 1aAidan Dudas: 0p, -2Kim Nousiainen: 1g 1aRasmus Kupari: 0p (injured in first game)

He will have another chance to add to his impressive run as Sweden faces Team Slovakia in their final game in the preliminary round at 6 a.m.

Three Teams Battle for Final Two Spots

Team USA and Team Canada have advanced in Group B, but the final two spots are up for grabs in the final day of action in the preliminary round.

The Czech Republic (four points), Germany (three points) and Russia (three points) are all still alive, but one team will be sent to the relegation round.

Tweet from @iihf_wjc: As for @narodnitym, they have 1 more game tomorrow vs Canada. They might have already advanced by then if Germany won or if Russia won in regulation in the earlier game. If Russia wins in OT or SO, the Czechs will need at least 1 more point. #WorldJuniors

Team Germany faces-off against Team Russia at 6 a.m., while the host Czech Republic will take on Team Canada at 10 a.m.

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