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BLOG: Slepyshev picks up 3 assists in QF game

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

Oilers prospect Anton Slepyshev picked up three assists to help lead his Russian squad to a 5-3 win over USA in the quarterfinals on Thursday at the World Junior Hockey Championships.

Slepyshev assisted on the opening goal for the Russians by Grigorenko. Then in the second period, with Russia down 3-2, he assisted on a pair of goals by Nikita Zadorov while on the power play. The goals were 1:01 apart.

Bogdan Yakimov was -1 on the day with no points.

Through five games, Slepyshev is tied for his team lead with seven points (2 goals, 5 assists). He also leads the team with a +7 rating and is third with 13 shots on goal.

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