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Big Weekend For Leafs At Worlds

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

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It was a good start at the 2010 World Championships for the Leafs players taking part.

Jonas Gustavsson was in net for Sweden as they defeated Norway 5-2 in their first game. Gustavsson turned aside 19 Norwegian shots while Rickard Wallin recorded two assists in the win. Defenceman Carl Gunnarsson continued to carry over his strong play as he played 17:13 and was a plus one in the win.

Nikolai Kulemin played almost 13 minutes for Russia in their 3-1 win over Slovakia recording one assist on Maxim Afinogenov's opening goal.

Mikhail Grabovski had a strong weekend as he had one assist and played a team high 22:04 in Belarus's 5-2 win.

Two Leafs' were held scoreless in their opening games. Francois Beauchemin saw 13:44 minutes of action in Canada's 5-1 win over Italy on Saturday. Christian Hanson played 7:59 as the U.S. lost 2-1 to Germany on Friday.

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