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2009 World Championships - Day 7

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos continued their strong showings at the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland today as Canada rolled to a 5-1 victory against the Czech Republic.

Stamkos scored Canada’s first two goals while also adding an assist and St. Louis added a goal and an assist as he continues to lead the tournament in points with 11. The game was never in doubt for the Canadians, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period with two from Stamkos and another from Shea Weber. The Czech Republic held a 45-24 shot advantage, but only managed one goal on the St. Louis Blues’ Chris Mason.

In the day’s other action, Johan Harju was held without a point for the second consecutive day and Lightning goaltender prospect Vasily Koshechkin dressed for his first game of the tournament, serving as back-up, as Russia overcame Sweden, 6-5. Harju did manage two shots on goal and a plus-1 rating.

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