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Around The Worlds: Four Games In

by K. Brown MapleLeafs /

With the first four games in the books for each country at the IIHF World Championships, we take a quick look at the performances of three Maple Leafs going for gold.


William Nylander is tied for the tournament lead in points, coming off of a two-point performance in Sweden's win earlier today. Nylander has ten points (3-7) in four games so far and goals in three straight contests. He recorded a five-point game on Monday and Sweden are 3-0-0-1 in the tournament.

Nikita Zaitsev recorded his second goal of the tournament yesterday, his first of two points in a 10-0 win over the Italy. He now has two goals and three points in the tournament and has been a presence on the Russian blue line, helping them to a perfect 4-0-0-0 start to the tournament, including three consecutive shutouts.

Martin Marincin is averaging a point-per-game for the Slovakian hosts, picking up four points (1-3) in as many games so far this tournament. He had a multi-point performance in Monday's back-and-forth contest against Canada, notching two assists. Slovakia hold a 1-0-0-3 record as of Thursday.

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