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Hamhuis Nets Game-Winner for Team Canada

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Dan Hamhuis scored the game-winning goal as Team Canada remained unbeaten at the 2009 World Championships with a 5-1 win over Norway on Sunday. With the game tied 1-1 late in the first period, Hamhuis netted his first of the tournament to put the Canadian squad ahead for good. Steven Stamkos scored his sixth of the tournament 55 seconds later to extend the lead to 3-1. Shea Weber assisted on Jason Spezza’s goal 37 seconds into the second period and Drew Doughty added his first score of the tournament midway through the middle frame to close out the scoring. With eight points in his first five games of the tournament, Weber leads all defensemen in scoring and is tied for sixth overall.

In other action on Sunday, Russia scored three times in the first 3:50 of the second period to break open a 1-0 game and cruise to 6-1 win over Latvia. Oleg Tverdovsky posted a three-point outing with two goals and an assist, while Anton Kuryanov netted a pair of goals.

Limus Omark recorded a goal and an assist and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 25-of-26 shots to lead Sweden to a 4-1 win over Switzerland. Sweden built up a 4-0 lead with single goals in the first and second periods and two goals in the third period before Switzerland scored with 3:16 left in the game to close out the shutout. Preds 2008 second round pick Roman Josi skated 8:48 of ice time for the Swiss with an “even” plus/minus rating.

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