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BLOG: WJC - Sweden shuts out U.S.

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The lone Oilers prospect participating in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship is 2014 fourth-round pick William Lagesson. The defenceman plays for Sweden, and we will have updates on his performance as the tournament unfolds.


Sweden continued its hot start to the 2016 World Junior Championships with a 1-0 win over the United States.

USA outshot the Swedes 46-23, and controlled large portions of play. However, goaltender Linus Soderstrom had a perfect performance in net, shutting out the Americans.

Alexander Nylander scored the game’s lone goal at 2:41 of the second period. He was assisted by Dmytro Timashov and Gabriel Carlsson.

Oilers prospect William Lagesson finished the game with two penalty minutes.

Sweden looks to stay undefeated when they play Denmark on Wednesday at 7 a.m. MT.

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